Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kansas City Public Transit Stays Losing



Here @ TKC we're guessing that looting the bus system for an eco-devo scheme isn't going to help matters much . . .

KCUR: Kansas City Public Transit Among Nation's Worst In Connecting Workers To Jobs

Developing . . .

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

One of the geniuses at city hall needs to figure out that the jobs continue to move out of downtown and the old idea of people commuting from the suburbs is yesterday's news.
Reverse commute to the jobs in the surrounding communities.

Anonymous said...

The giant taxpayer black hole known as CK toy train is going to bust our bus system. Just like it has in Seattle. And the only thing Portland has beaten us at is ending up with some of the worse streets and roads you can imagine. All because they've neglected maintenance to pay for their idiotic streetcars.

Streetcars are a Racket

Anonymous said...

Bus system already is busted. Nobody but poor people riding it because it sucks so bad. More important to have a useless choo-choo for hipsters and hood rats than to actually help people get to their jobs and back home. Once the hood rats carve up or shoot up a passenger .... probably about a week after the train starts running ... it'll be a no-go zone for anybody but hood rats.

Anonymous said...

Damn it would be a shame to see the bus go broke and strand all those shoplifters at home.

Anonymous said...

lulz

Anonymous said...

1. poor urban design--develop where there IS transportation
2. stupid streetcar eating all money for busses
3. other smart cities invest in busses. Not streetcars.

Anonymous said...

DUH! This town's bus service is pathetic. Aside from the Max routes on Main and Troost, where hardly any business is, it's hard to be a wage worker with expectations of higher pay riding the KCATA. Poor planning if you ask me. They need smart people to plan these things out. They should have a list of all the employers and their total jobs versus available jobs. I mean, this operation should be run like snow removal (that works in other areas). Bus service can be easily forcast. This town is pathetic and all the time in the world spent on toy trains won't fix this. This is a logistics issue.

Anonymous said...

Which raises the questions: Isn't it possible to find people with the expertise and management skills to run a water department, a bus service, a public works operation, and all the rest, or do the electeds just not care?
What a carnival at 12th and Oak...and it just goes on and on year after year and the voter turnout gets smaller and smaller.
The innovation capital of the country!
Delusion and hot air reign.