Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lamenting Toy Train Loss For Brookside?!?!

Columnist Lewis Duiguid: Streetcar plan in Kansas City more than 'touristy frou-frou'

20 Comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a joke. It was more stop picking my pocket than NIMBY. Brookside and Waldo are more than adequately served by buses including the Main Street and Troost MAX lines. I do hope the Prospect MAX posses. As for the streetcar, it's not touristy frou-frou. It's just frou-frou.

Anonymous said...

Set up a commuter train and let the tourist take a cab!

Anonymous said...

The self anointed Urban Transit Tweeters Johnson and Staubio will be offering the holy water to the flock at the church of happy hour. Bring your child in for baptism by beer. Amen.

Anonymous said...

The city officials who made this decision are invertebrates. A small number of cheap-chumps make some noise and the jelly-fish scatter.

Glover needs a challenger. Jan just retired from public life. Taylor needs to borrow his balls back from the aging cheerleader.

Anonymous said...

Actually, those two are looking for either your first-born or a pound of flesh.
Desperation is setting in as the true amounts of money already spent and the even larger future costs become more clear.
A 20-year $10-15 million bond for a 3-5 year fad.
All aboard.

Anonymous said...

When you sign every post "all aboard" there's no need in pretending to anonymity

Anonymous said...

Nothing frou frou about it. Nothing g touristy either. It was an opportunity to be included on the largest transit investment in kc in several generations. You might disagree with the risk reward, but there's nothing silly or unplanned or useless about it. It's a central transit spine through the densest part of our urban core connecting nearly a third of our metros jobs and about 10% of our metro population.

Anonymous said...

Shut up, hipster, and get back to work as a barista. And bring me an iced Americano while you're at it. Venti, no room.

Anonymous said...

What Waldo wants, (or not) Waldo gets.

Anonymous said...

What Waldo wants, (or not) Waldo gets.

Anonymous said...

What Waldo wants, (or not) Waldo gets.

Anonymous said...

Another Star writer, just trying to keep their job.
It isn't sad. Street cars are the last thing KC should be fussing with.

Anonymous said...

That is some MIGHTY EXPENSIVE "frou-frou". What a fucking rip!

Anonymous said...

Buses are transit, 8:35, and they're already here.

Anonymous said...

8:35 you made the point with your "facts" Waste of money!

Anonymous said...

If you write it in quotes everyone on the anony comes will think you are winning!!

Epic fail boondoggle hipster "facts" cato says plus overwhelming groundswell grassroots Facebook likes boondogglers hipster make coffee lulzerz

Anonymous said...

Buses are transit. And they work well. They are, of course, not the ONLY transit. Not even the best. There's lots of other kinds, and there's maybe a reason EVERY, as in 100%, of even moderately functional transit systems in the US, and, indeed, the developed world, har a rail component as well as bus lines.

But I guess it's reasonable to take the word of a small time fly over town political consultant, a cartoonist for a community paper, a filter salesperson, and a few bored soccer moms. They probably know better than EVERYONE who actually does things like this for a living EVERYWHERE.

Good plan, guys.

Anonymous said...

Buses work great. And if we wanted people to use mass transit even more, buy more buses and have them run more frequently. If people never had to wait longer than 10 minutes for a bus, as is the case with subways, then people would use them more. And we wouldn't have the ugliness of train tracks and trains on the Trolley Trail.

Anonymous said...

100% guy: Do you ever use the bus, especially the MAX lines? I do, and they're pretty darned good. Try it some time.

Anonymous said...

Yep. Daily MAX rider.

Wouldn't change even with the streetcar.

Still support it.