TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CITY HALL CONSIDERING KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR JUNKET TO SPAIN!!!
Today, word of a bit of international tourism on the taxpayer's dime has rocked City Hall and sent Kansas City toy train streetcar advocates offtrack.
To wit . . .
CITY HALL IS CURRENTLY CONSIDERING A JUNKET TO SPAIN IN ORDER TO VISIT TOY TRAIN MANUFACTURER CAF AND WITNESS THE STREETCARS IN ACTION!!!
The tour is slated to start in Zaragoza and then continue through a few other beautiful Spanish townships and cities.
Preliminary cost per person: $2530 . . . Right now there are only a couple of people on board but once word gets out, there should be more workers signing up for the fantastic voyage.
The Spanish junket to CAF headquarters is kinda strange given that Mayor Sly and so many other toy train supporters made a big deal that the (Urbos 3) streetcar would be manufactured in the United States.
A KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDER tells us this . . .
"This doesn't make any sense. At the press conference everyone made it clear that the streetcars would be built in this country. What can City Hall employees possibly learn from a visit to Spain? If they want to do research, I suggest they have a nice dinner at La Bodega and then start heading to the manufacturing site in Elmira, New York."
Behind the scenes, this junket is still in the planning stages and KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS hope that this post will kill it before it costs this town any cash.
Amid budget austerity, a City Hall hiring freeze and an overall Kansas City money crunch . . . Word of this City Hall junket consideration to Spain has many transit advocates fearing that streetcar expenses are starting to resemble a runaway train.
Developing . . .