Monday, May 05, 2014

KANSAS CITY INSIDERS FACT CHECK THE NORTHLAND TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!



There's talk of more toy train streetcar scheming from locals who are running scared after being thrown off track in Brookside.

Check it:

Newspaper: Northland streetcar option emerges, but costs are daunting

Fox4KC has more detail: Putting down track on the bridge would cost $25 million with the rest of the track to 18th Street costing $56.6 million, for a total of $81.6 million. Expanding the track to 29th Street would cost to $105.6 million.

KC Biz Journal: Costs could stop Northland streetcar line in its tracks

However . . .

KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS FACT CHECK THE NORTHLAND TOY TRAIN STREETCAR WITH A DEVELOPMENT THAT EVERYBODY IS FORGETTING!!!

One insider notes . . .

"I assume that you are aware that a transportation district already exists in NKC which is why the city is interested, maybe getting they are getting worried."

Actually, I didn't know that and wouldn't have learned as much from paltry mainstream news coverage. Thanks to AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS for keeping us in the know and offering just a bit of insight into motive for another series of bad moves from City Hall and their mistaken compulsion toward hipster transit.

Developing . . .

18 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck. Any idiots that vote for this deserve every low down rotten kick they end up with when this thing proves to be a total flop and waste after Crew Sly is long gone.

Anonymous said...

Unlike KCMO, NKC has money. Also unlike KCMO, they don't waste it.

elBryan said...

Atlantic Cities just wrote a story about how the creative class creates "exclusive" neighborhoods that are extremely segregated. The streetcar is being built to attract the creative class and Doug Stone argued before Judge Told an that property value, not people, is all that matters. There is no question that the city has a racist agenda and the streetcar is part of that. Don't even *think* about bringing it down Independence Avenue, you assholes. And you've got a lot of nerve pretending you're doing us a favor and celebrating our rich diversity in the same sentence.

elBryan said...

Judge Roldan. Sorry; auto correct.

elBryan said...

Woah, wait. Wut? NKC has money? Did they sell the hospital or what? I thought their mayor got elected because the previous mayor said they were broke.

Groundhog's Day said...

Wow, here's a surprise.

Tony pulling on another thread relating to the street car.

"I got you babe"

Anonymous said...

Northland needs to elect Sly as mayor. Money no problem for him, he just keeps on adding more taxes.

Anonymous said...

Northland needs to break away....Northland has plenty of money, very few hipsters, and not much black crime, although the Toy Train would fuck that up real good.

Nope, no Toy Train north of the river.

Anonymous said...

9:10: Please break away and take Russ with you!

Anonymous said...

If the Northland would take the 600 million in underfunded pensions KCMO would probably let them leave.

Dexter Clustermucker said...

Buy everyone who wants to ride the train a new Prius. It will be much cheaper and they can still feel superior and think they are saving Mother Earf.

Rainbows and Unicorns said...

I propose that KCMO north of the river break away and call itself something else. They would be much better off, but of course the remaining KC would be further exposed as the dirty hellhole that it is.

Anonymous said...

Keep that bullshit away from the North land

Anonymous said...

If south KC knew what would happen and what the completed 71 corridor would bring to the southland, they would have blown that fucker up at the Blue River.

North KC would be wise to note this.

Anonymous said...

This blog gets dumber by the day.

The commentariat here is literally a bunch if drooling retardes know nothing's stroking each other in a circle jerk echo chamber of inchoate rage and delusion bordering on pathology. It would be fightening if jt was more than 5 or 10 low information obsessives involved

Anonymous said...

Daunting costs and unclear funding sources certainly haven't slowed down Sly and the gang so far.
The lemmings are all aleady over the cliff on this fiasco. All that's left is to figure out how the general fund can absorb another $15-20 million bond payment every year for the next couple decades. Of course, that's in addition to the P&L District $15 million/year through 2040 and all the TIFs that no one seems to be able to keep track of.
To characterize what's going on as creating a huge and unsustainable bubble would be very kind.

Anonymous said...

3:34 pm I must say you snapped that bait right up!

Anonymous said...

8:53, I believe you are correct...I did.