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 . . .