PRICEY KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR HYPE KEEPS COMING!!!
The endless push for the toy train continues . . . More meetings abound and here's a nice write-up sewing circle of Kansas City streetcar support:
Streetcar development virtues touted
Again, it's a great overview of enthusiastic supporters. Sadly, it takes about 10 paragraphs to get down to a discussion of cost:
"The price tag of extending the line down Main and building branches on Linwood and Independence Avenues was estimated at $471 million.
Even if the city receives what it hopes is $250 million from the feds, that’s a lot of money to raise from a one-cent sales tax and property assessment from people living within one-third of a mile of the tracks."
Funny for the morning . . . A supporter of the toy train argues that if we don't get on board KC = Detroit.
More in a bit . . .