Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! POLLING REVEALS KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PHASE DEUX STAYS LOSING!!!



Behind the scenes some of Kansas City's top consultants and politicos are in a panic over recent polling data for the upcoming election . . .

To wit . . .

KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REVEAL THAT THE LATEST POLLING INDICATES THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR STAYS LOSING IN SOME PARTS OF THE PROPOSED TDD BY A MARGIN OF 2-1!!!

MOREOVER . . . THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR IS STRUGGLING THROUGHOUT MIDTOWN AMONG FREQUENT VOTERS!!!



There's a lot of reasons why voters are turning against the toy train . . .

There are concerns about infrastructure spending . . .

Worries about damage to neighboring properties during the construction process . . .

Like it or not, crime and toy train codes of behavior remain a big concern when voters are asked off the record.

Small biz has stated their streetcar opposition . . .

Of course, the cost and taxes are always a big debate . . .

Who knows why voters are turning against the streetcar extension???

(TKC hint: It's the crime)

However, what we do know for sure is . . .

BAD POLLING NUMBERS FOR THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PHASE DEUX HAVE SENT CONSULTANTS INTO A PANIC AND THEY'RE DESPERATE TO FIND SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT THE TRAGIC VOTER PREVIEW SO CLOSE TO THE ELECTION!!!

Think about it . . . If the numbers would have been great, we'd be seeing them on the front page of the Star. Now, all we can expect is some spin to contradict this report from THE MOST KICK-ASS KCMO INSIDERS . . .

A polling expert puts it this way . . .

"Other than the consultants, there's no natural constituency for streetcar and that's their problem. There's nobody who will be getting out of bed on election day and getting really fired up to vote for this thing. And that's what you need."

Now, a caveat to this report is that the Missouri Transportation Tax is doing okay and toy train advocates are going to try and obfuscate their FAIL by using those numbers to trick media newsies who aren't paying attention.

Meanwhile, the list of toy train streetcar advocates who aren't getting cut a check is shrinking.

Developing . . .

45 Comments:

Anonymous said...

At least transportation will fix the roads that people use. That's why it's not doing so bad. This train thing won't help anybody but the cronies at city hall.

Anonymous said...

Seems they are stealing the toy train opponents signs now. They posted one on Streetcar Neighbors Facebook today so one of their low life pro toy train operatives obviously got a hold of one.

How much lower can one get?

Anonymous said...

From everyone I've spoke with it's like 8 are voting no and 2 yes. Damage has been done and the TDD is going down. Mistrust of city hall with our future and finances and the whole scam in general. People know when they are being lied to.

Anonymous said...

Only see one connect KC sign in our neighborhood. An overwhelming majority.

LMAO!

Anonymous said...

Monorail. monorail...what about us brain dead slobs? You'll be given cushy jobs.....gotta love the simpsons....google it....simpsons monorail song

Anonymous said...

The Modot tax is a coin toss right now. Polling within margin of error.

Anonymous said...

"But main streets still all cracked and broken! Sorry Ma the mob has spoken!"

elBryan said...

Streetcar supporters have boasted support based off of past support of light rail. That's also what they used to draw their TDD. Despite polling, there's the possibility of a surprise so voter turnout is key.

If Amendment 7 passes but Question A fails, I was assured by both Scott Wagner and Steve Glorioso that the $124M earmarked for streetcar would instead go back to MARC, and they could allocate it as they see fit.

I think KCATA and BikeWalkKC should get first dibs.

Anonymous said...

whats up with the pro modot tax signs attached to exit sign at I-35 I-29 split in northland. they are all over modot right of way. i.e. southbound right before bond bridge. thought there were limits on this shit

Anonymous said...

elBryan, Bike Walk KC???? just as big of a waste as the toy train, hell i'd rather see the toy train.

Anonymous said...

If Ammendment 7 passes but Question A fails, KC taxpayers will continue to subsidize suburban and rural Missourians who cannot sustain the infrastructure they use.

Ammendment 7 = reverse robin hood taxes to pay for roads no one uses in places no one goes

Question A = biggest investment in the urban core in KC history

elBryan said...

Maybe you are personally more likely to ride a streetcar than walk or ride a bike, but sidewalks and bike lanes are basic amenities that every city should be able to provide; they can easily be added to existing infrastructure for little or no money. The return on investment is unparalled.

Anonymous said...

Remember the Twin Cities light-rail line that was supposed to average 17 mph but, after testing, was scheduled for just 13-3/4 mph? It turns out that, in actual operation, it averages less than 12.5 mph. That means it takes 53 minutes to go from downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul, 36 percent longer than the 39 minutes originally promised and more than twice as long as the 26 minutes required by a bus.

Good luck CK!

elBryan said...

Lol, I think there's a racist term for someone who gets a large sum of money and then blows it all on bullshit. Sort of fitting in this scenario.

Polar Bear said...

Bigots and racist are against the Toy Train. The only white people who would use the train are the kale eating, black tag-alongs and Missie B butt boys that wear their jeans backwards.

The Toy Train is going down. Vote NO

Anonymous said...

Scott Richardson, one of two managing partners for the firm, said he found the project site, which has been a surface parking lot for more than 40 years, after walking the entire streetcar starter line route, which will run between the River Market and Union Station on Main Street, in July 2013.

Anonymous said...

Twin Cities. Is that Independence and Sugar Creek ?

Anonymous said...

Twin Cities. Is that Independence and Sugar Creek ?

Anonymous said...

Richardson said his firm had already made an offer on a Midtown property that would be served by the Main Street extension. If voters within the proposed TDD vote to create it Aug. 5 and vote Nov. 4 to implement a sales tax and property assessments to support the expansion, Linden Street Partners will consider transit-oriented developments along all three new routes, Richardson said.

Anonymous said...

Developer asks a bank to finance a $10 million apartment project and has an agreement in which the city pays $2 million in incentives. The bank approves the loan because the developer starts off with 20 percent equity from the city — apartments get built where the city wants them.

Developer goes to the same bank with the same $10 million project, but instead of $2 million in cash incentives, the city has promised to put a streetcar stop in front of the apartments. What value do you think the banker places on the trolley stop? That's right — none. Put up your $2 million equity, we'll loan you the balance.

Anonymous said...

Whats the matter bear, can't get a boner unless you are reading TKC?

WTF

Anonymous said...

Dear KC, my hometown, Portland, built streetcars mixed with traffic so that they run 6 mph and can't maintain a schedule. Many of us find them useless if we're just trying to get where we're going on time.

Don't waste your money on this!!!

Anonymous said...

What about Russ? His charisma can't carry the project?

Anonymous said...

Hundreds of Portland’s roads in poor condition, ‘scathing’ audit finds.

(Hint hint)

Anonymous said...

6:31 more like the runs.

Anonymous said...

Only a queer could possibly equate getting a boner to reading TKC.

Anonymous said...

Don't think this streetcar failure is a sure thing yet. We still need everyone to get out on August 5th and VOTE NO! No excuses, Kansas City. Get out and vote!

Anonymous said...

@6:10
"Pay for roads that go places no one goes"?
What planet do you live on?
The highways throughout Missouri are in terrible shape and, spolier alert, the products that most people who don't grow organic kale in their loft window boxes, come to retailers by truck.
Downtown KCMO is a sterile human-unfriendly mix of half-empty buildings and one-way streets and a 2.2 mile streetcar isn't going to do a thing to change that.
And if phase two fails, it's much more of a disaster than it may appear.
The original TDD can't come close to paying for the phase one Main Street line and millions of commitments have been made without any designated or identified funding sources.
The hollowness of this scam is about to be revealed for what it has always been.

Anonymous said...

+ 7:18

Anonymous said...

Get me one of those $81 a year special assessments like the Streetcar Lawyers Plaza Vista building and maybe I'll think about it.

Anonymous said...

Must be nice paying $123 a year property tax on a $250,000 downtown condo. Downtown streetcar supporters get quite the deals don't they?

Anonymous said...

It's going to be a great day on August 5th when this streetcar crew get's their asses handed to them for thinking people are stupid rubes.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on! Just think how groovy CK will be with every Caleb Michael Files in the country coming to CKMO for their playcations and parental subsidized beard art shows!

Anonymous said...

Why are we proposing transportation hooked to wires on poles?

Wouldn't the money be better invested in the process of beginning to put our electrical grid underground?

Anonymous said...

Vote no on Amendment 7 it just giving the trucking industry a pass.

Anonymous said...

Vote all this shit down!

Anonymous said...

Mayor and McGurk are for the MoDOT tax. Nuf said. Vote no.

Anonymous said...

Don't know where the fuck that poll is from, but midtown is easily 60% in favor of the train and the east side of midtown and northeast are probably 50-50. Must be the extreme southeast portion of the TDD. I never get down that way, but up here (Manheim/Squire PArk) people are excited to see this city finally get a real transit system, and the fact that like 80% of it is east of Troost is a BIG plus. We actually take buses, unlike the Brookside cats, and most of us have been to places like St Louis that has trains so we know how convenient and nice it is. Plus we're finally getting something BACK for our tax dollars, not just getting ignored.

Anonymous said...

I live in Brookside. I sometimes take the Max. Our bus system works, and is fast enough.
Streetcar's a waste of $.
Even Downtown will be fine without it.

Anonymous said...

'Fraid it's either yes on Amendment 7 or shittier roads than we have now. We could then compete with Alabama for crappiest growth. So go ahead and vote, no.

Anonymous said...

'Fraid it's either yes on Amendment 7 or shittier roads than we have now. We could then compete with Alabama for crappiest growth. So go ahead and vote, no.

elBryan said...

I imagine 11:16 pm knows like nobody over the age of 50. You know, the people who own homes, pay taxes, and vote in large numbers.

I'm not predicting a blow out on August 5 by any means, but we've got good reason to be cautiously optimistic.

Anonymous said...

Portland is in the running for worst roads and streets. Hmm I wonder why.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they don't waste money on 19th century technology that doesn't pay for itself and is unsafe for children and bicyclists that are a constant drain on taxpayer money and that minorities can use to travel and commit crimes and is paid for by regressive sales tax that poor people pay disproprtionately...like roads.

Anonymous said...

Again EVERY City that has streetcars is sucking air for $ for their transit system several are thinking of closing lines. Vote NO