Monday, June 02, 2014

Kansas City Drivers Seem Prepared To Pay The Price For Rejecting Mass Transit

Another local crackdown explanation and hint that Kansas City doesn't really love mass transit: "After a report that Kansas City police are writing more traffic tickets than they used to, KMBC 9's Micheal Mahoney said a big reason may simply be that there are more cars on the roads these days."

6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Mu BULLSHIT meter is going off again.

Anonymous said...

KC citizens never rejected mas transit. In fact they voted for it and the city dumped on it as a production of Clay Chastain. Now we have Bow Tie Sly pushing his version, which amounts to a pretty worthless trolly train and Chastain's modern ideas are still being treated with total disrespect. Forget that most modern cities our size already have a subway system. We can't even come up with an idea to make our bus system safe. Yep Clay you are a nut job alright. Anyone who thinks Hooterville KC is going to innovate probably is a nut job.

Anonymous said...

KC largely rejects mass transit because the current system is not viable.

Anonymous said...

Agree with 4:42. When mass transit goes where I need to go, I take it. The problem is it's pretty much based on the outdated assumption that everyone needs to go downtown.

Anonymous said...

Good points. But with empth downtown buldings being changed from commercial to apartments, the transit system should focus on moving in the opposite direction to get people to the suburbs where the jobs are.
In fact, that's the only hope for residents of the east side to find employment, but the usual suspects want to keep yelling for "investments", because that's what brings the money that they make disappear.
KCMO is about the most sclerotic status quo city you can find, which makes Sly's speeches about innovation and creativity that much more hilarious.

Anonymous said...

If KC invested a fraction of the cost of the streetcar in the bus system, it would not only go where it should, you wouldn't have to wait a 1/2 hour to get one!