Monday, April 14, 2014

STATS REVEAL KANSAS CITY WON'T GIVE UP CARS FOR THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!



The Kansas City transit debate is based mostly on phoney stats touted by cheerleaders. Here's an effort to myth-bust another spurious argument made by toy train cheerleaders . . .

Streetcars (Still) Do Not Reduce Miles Driven In Cars

Money line about tricky ridership stats:

"Kansas City’s population and density are not like the population and density in New York or Dallas. Additionally, Kansas City’s needs are different. We cannot look to New York or Dallas for any meaningful prediction of the impact of rail in Kansas City. The comparisons are absolutely meaningless, to the point of being misleading."

In the end it all boils down to one question: Do you plan to dump your car to ride the toy train for less than 5 blocks???

The answer is fairly obvious to anybody who doesn't have a consulting contract . . .

12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Does the train go to Olathe or South OP? Nope?

Looks like no one will be riding it then.

Anonymous said...

Caleb-Michael Files will dump his car for sure. That's what he told the judge last week. All millenials and hipsters like him can't wait to get rid of their cars.

Anonymous said...

How can you do a drive by shooting on a streetcar?

Anonymous said...

DUH! Even a bike will be faster!

Streetcar only benefits a few tourists and a lot of Downtown politicians, (who after opening day will never ride it again!).

Anonymous said...

Downtown is just a giant tax subsidy monster. Bleeding red ink.

Anonymous said...

Will the streetcars not have to obey traffic signals? They'll barely be any faster than a bus. Only subways or elevated trains make sense and they're far too expensive.

Anonymous said...

They won't be faster than a bus. They're on fixed rails and not as maneuverable as a bus. If there's a detour and you're on a streetcar, you're screwed. Streetcars are a subsidy for city planners and the contractors that support them.

Otis Amos said...

Caleb Michael-Files just about sums up the intellectual capacity of most rabid streetcar supporters.
No real world experience, never done a thing but go to classes and take tests... but just real dang sure they know what's best for everyone in the city.
Clueless fucking dolts.

Anonymous said...

Caleb may be young, inexperienced, and naive, but what's the excuse for the "adults" at city hall who have committed all the hundreds of millions based on a couple smiles and a shoeshine from the urban futurist salesmen?
Neither the kiddie corps streetcar supporters, nor the bozos at city hall will have to live with this fiasco for the decades it bleeds the general fund of the city.
Most will have moved on and those who remain won't recall correctly how badly they screwed the residents.
Sly's pom poms are getting tired, the empty announcements boring, the rah rah tiresome, and the actual condition of KCMO more precarious every day.
Does he realize how fast all his enthusiasts will disappear and head for the tall grass as it becomes more a[[arent to the public what a disaster the streetcar is?

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is denser than Dallas along the entirety of the streetcar route.

Dallas is 3400 people per square mile. KC in the TDD is 5000 people per square mile and as much as 9,000-11,000 people per square mile near the Plaza and in Northeast

SHOW ME propaganda FAIL!

Try again, Touhey, you're dumb as fuck.

Anonymous said...

8:31 The streetcar is not going there! Dumb fuck

Anonymous said...

If the streetcar goes in it will be such a disaster that the next generation will be howling to have the tracks removed--probably by the same contractors who will be putting them in for Caleb and the hipsters.