Kansas City Case Study: Toy Train Streetcar Supporters Caught Faking Their Numbers
Kansas City voters have been told that the toy train streetcar is going to spark new development and growth and might cure cancer and tired blood. But most of those promises are built on faulty and misleading data.
To wit . . .
CHECK OUT JUST ONE OF MANY TOY TRAIN CLAIMS TORN APART!!! TURNS OUT BUSINESSES AREN'T RUSHING TO MOVE ALONG THE KANSAS CITY STREETCAR LINE!!!
Read and weep because only a few hundred people were allowed to vote on this one . . .
Kansas City Streetcar Economic Development Claims Don’t Add Up . . . Literally
Deets on a specific case:
"Centric’s $2 million economic impact supposedly due to the streetcar is a $1.5 million remodel to a space that likely would have required remodeling regardless who, or why, it was occupied. The company moved two blocks up Main, meaning that they didn’t even move to the streetcar line from somewhere outside the Transportation Development District (TDD). They simply moved to a different point on it. Kansas City officials want you to think this is all due solely to the uncompleted downtown streetcar."
Now, because white people don't like giving credit where it's due and OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY IS NOW THE SEXIEST FORCE FOR JOURNALISM IN KANSAS CITY PROPER!!!
The mostly unread Show-Me blog is taking credit for asking these questions when in fact . . .
TKC asked Council Lady Jan about Toy Train Streetcar Eco-Devo
And Then . . .
TKC Got Answers From Mayor Sly James On Toy Train Streetcar Eco-Devo Promises.
Nevertheless . . . We encourage more people to start asking questions about the toy train streetcar and the flimsy promises that are keeping it on track.
Developing . . .