THE KANSAS CITY LATE NIGHT FACT CHECK: TOY TRAIN STREETCAR FAILS PORTLAND!!!
Right now let's check the latest update on how the toy train streetcar is killing local streets and pretty much stalling most traffic within the loop.
More interestingly . . .
PORTLAND'S TOY TRAIN IS TAKING HEAT AND PROVES THAT STREETCAR ECO-DEVO ISN'T SAVING THE CITY OF HIPSTERS!!!
An awesome KC Insider sends this important link our way . . .
Harsh Portland audit airs streetcar risks
Money line . . .
"A recent city of Portland audit called the operations structure of that city's popular, 13-year-old streetcar system "confusing and convoluted." The report says problems such as poor contract management and a lack of transparency in financial reporting need to be corrected before Portland's streetcar is expanded again."
Funny. That sounds exactly like Kansas City's "walkable district" nonsense and the idea that a toy train will spark economic growth when BILLIONS WORTH OF KANSAS CITY TOURIST ATTRACTION BUILDING hasn't helped and the loop has lost 16k jobs over the past 10 years.
Developing . . .