Monday, July 07, 2014

SHOW-ME EVEN MORE CASH FOR THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!



Take a look at the Missouri plan to fund the Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar if/when phase deux doubles down on more taxes for local support . . .

AP: Projects added to Missouri transportation tax

Deets:

Kansas City Streetcars. Adds $124 million in state funding for streetcar lines in Kansas City, contingent upon approval of $356 million in local funding. Finances streetcars along Main Street from Pershing Road to the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, along Independence Avenue from the River Market to Benton Boulevard, and along Linwood Boulevard from Main Street to Prospect Avenue

Meanwhile, education and healthcare suffer in the Missouri because Red State constituents are easy to trick with clever rants against Prez Obama.

More in a bit . . .

19 Comments:

P Bear said...

Headed to a BILLION !

Anonymous said...

Buck Ofama

Anonymous said...

Don't like it here? There's the fucking door.

Use it.

Anonymous said...

After you, northlandnebraskamensabot.

Anonymous said...

City needed $150 Million back in 09 just for street and road repairs. Imagine what it is now and what it is going to be by the time the downtown train wreck get's finished.

Anonymous said...

Vote NO on MO Transportation Tax

Anonymous said...

Found on the Web

"To put the numbers into perspective, the $101M figure NextRailKC provides for the Linwood route (1.8 miles from Main to Prospect) would translate into $10,000 per foot - or $250,000 for each 50-foot lot on either side of the street. According to their own study, the cost would be $29,000 per person served (actually, let me restate that because I'm not feeling served by this, PER PERSON LIVING...) in the Linwood corridor, or $202,000 per vacant housing unit, or $1,26M per vacant acre. If you want to see the neighborhood improved, the proposed budget would be enough money to buy every lot along that route, raze what's on it, and rebuild something new. Here's another tell-tale graphic: number of employment placed served along Linwood is 1/25 of the Main Street corridor. C'mon, just knowing that my employees can ride the tram to work from Prospect is not going to make me situate my business along Linwood!!!"

Anonymous said...

There will never be another economic development opportunity of this scale for Linwood and Independence.

Anonymous said...

The state will be getting my no vote because of this. That money is needed to fix the Broadway bridge mess and getting the stoplights off felony freeway.

Anonymous said...

in 2016 after the "E" tax goes down they will be selling the tracks for scrap to pay the bills

Anonymous said...

in 2016 after the "E" tax goes down they will be selling the tracks for scrap to pay the bills

Anonymous said...

Does anyone honestly believe that what holds back development and business activity on Linwood and Independence is a lack of public transportation?
They must have gotten a dose of double strength KoolAid from the kiddie corps.
Instead of "A Trip to Bountiful", this fiasco is a short ride to Fantasyland and bankruptcy.
All aboard.

Anonymous said...

If you think the MODOT tax is bad only because they added streetcar u not very smart. The MODOT tax is a moron test much in the same way as the stadium tax. For some reason people are OK with subsidizing billionaires and bailing out our elected officials on state budgets. So we can't maintain our roads but we are going to spend ten years building new ones? Sounds like a plan for Mizura.

Anonymous said...

"There will never be another economic development opportunity of this scale for Linwood and Independence."

Didn't we hear something like this about the Citadel project a few years ago?

Anonymous said...

City of Kansas Klowncilman Russ Johnson has been very quiet today. What did Steve Gloryholeso tell you and the rest of the screaming class to shut up? O did you just see the latest poll figures

Anne St Peter cannot save your train Rusty

Anonymous said...

2:43 sounds like Byron Funkyass. What a fag.

Anonymous said...

Lol at "screaming class" pretty much defines the anti transit minority of bks. Except the class part.

Whiniest group of adults in the history of white people. And that's pretty fucking whiney.

Anonymous said...

4:39 has it right. 10:39 hates himself.

Anonymous said...

10:39 is Mensa boy, and he loves himself. His picture is in Webster's next to the word "narcissist."