Friday, May 09, 2014

Hipster Kansas City: Upcoming Cowtown Transit Schemes Might Include Ride Sharing



Kansas City Transit monopoly power player Bill George beat down Lyft and basically chased them out of town.

But an ASTUTE TKC READER catches a strange missive that was unnoticed in a recent Dead Tree Media edition . . .

At the bottom of a front-page story in the Star on Wednesday about the Cerner/Sporting Kansas City-backed LiveKC initiative it said this:

And in a footnote, LiveKC also has some more serious ideas about improving Kansas City for millennials.

Its agenda includes the possibility of providing tax incentives to people under 30 to move to designated areas of the city; tax incentives to encourage more first floor retail development downtown; and encouraging more transportation options including the streetcar and ride-share services such as Lyft and Uber.


Now . . . Maybe the crackdown that we reported FIRST prevents some of this . . . Or maybe hipsters really do have a hard time following the rules. Either way this confirms our suspicion that some trendy white people will do almost anything to avoid riding the bus with the rest of the po'folk.

More links. . .

Yael Rounds Up News This Blog Broke: How Lyft became Public Enemy No. 1 with Kansas City officialdom

KC Biz Journal Official Report: Kansas City Council reiterates opposition to Lyft

KCUR Perspective: Kansas City Council Closes Lyft Loophole

Update . . . And, just as we predicted, now UBER is in Kansas City too.

Developing . . .

9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Vote them out

Anonymous said...

OMG where are all these hipsters coming from? Is there some kind of bait people are leaving around this city to lure them in? Stop feeding the transient animals!

Anonymous said...

Uber now faces at least 13 active lawsuits in the U.S. and is under fire from 11 state insurance agencies over its insurance practices.

Hope their demise is quick.

Anonymous said...

Anyone claiming to want to disrupt peoples lives are now officially fair game. Let the war begin!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

3:02: They've heard about all the tax abatements, rent subsidies, and OMG! A streetcar!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yet, they started operating "legally" in KC today.

Nice try KCTG employee.

Anonymous said...

Funny Uber drivers were protesting in SF yesterday about getting ripped off by Uber no surprise there. Uber markets itself as way to get shitfaced drunk and then get home safely basically.

Anonymous said...

People should just start calling Lyfts to the directional patrol stations so they can be ticketed more easily.