Friday, August 22, 2014

Kansas City Rail Transit Fixation: WTF?

This Missouri think tank weighs in with a great deal of info and case study analysis of our current Kansas City transit quandary . . . For TKC, this is the money quote: "There’s no reason why Kansas City cannot continue to rely on buses." Something to consider as this town continues to mistakenly believe that a back to the future journey to fixed rail will do anything but improve the fortunes of those who are developing the project . . . Does Kansas City Need Rail Transit? - Show-Me Daily - Show-Me Daily

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Spoken like a person to lazy to take the bus anyway.

Anonymous said...

Buses are depressing. Light rail looks much nicer.

Anonymous said...

Light rail sounds cool and hip. Busses sound boring. Would love to park and light rail to the airport.

Anonymous said...

Fixed rail travel brings more new visitors to a down. St.Louis, Denver, Phonenix all have functional rail. People are more likely to visit any of those places. Anecdotal evidence? Maybe...

Anonymous said...

Kansas City's fixation with cars, WTF?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of buses, when is Mensa boy going to do his job and get the Prospect MAX up and running? The Main Street and Troost MAX service works well. What's he got against the east side having good bus service?

Anonymous said...

I've got an idea. Draw up all the light rail lines that it would take to make this city a cool, hip, thriving metropolis. OK, now put a fucking bus on that line. Create dedicated bus only lanes and GPS the motherfuckers so we riders know where they are and when they're going to be where we need them. Just like light rail see...only so, so much cheaper. If it makes you happy, fit the bodies of the buses to look like vintage trollies or Spanish trains. Perfect.

Anonymous said...

Who's more fixated, Patsy or Tony? Probably the latter since the checks are payable to him, eh?

Anonymous said...

Keep trying. Nobody's buying this bullshit. The east side just overwhelmingly rejected prospect max service. Both main and Troost upgrades were paid or with federal money that sherry and Dan said we don't want in our oh so clever little town.

Anonymous said...

Questioning Tony's motives doesn't make a shitty train idea any better.

Anonymous said...

"Downtown voters rejected a taxing district"????

Oh really?

Somebody doesn't understand either where downtown is or what a majority means.

Probably both since show me is a suburbanite right wing propaganda machine shillin minority view points that are mostly "show me math"

What part of 65% yes don't you understand, patty!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the show ponies should spend more time developing and presenting the magical mystery bus plan they PROMISED and less time penning half crocked screeds against a proven, efficient, effective component of EVERY good public transit system in the world.

Anonymous said...

I do not get city hall's fixation on this trolley car. Perhaps when the Feds investigate I'll get it. It is not like no other cities have trolley trains. It is not like people are going to flock to the city to see the trolley. It is not like this toy alleviates transportation problems. It is not like the people are protesting in the street to get this. It is not like we are supporting local or even American business, as this thing is being built in Spain. It is not like there will be no tax burden for decades and decades. In fact the only light rail initiative that ever had any support is the one Clay Chastain is pushing. It really has me wondering who is buttering who's bread.

Anonymous said...

1. Dedicated lanes are nearly a non started with most KC people, who are pretty far behind the times.

2. Because KC has little to no congestion dedicated lanes don't actually save much time on our transit routes.

3. Buses and actual BRT work fairly well at providing transit, buy they have very little spin off development, the move fewer riders and they are less efficient and after the initial installation cost of rail, buses are actually more expensive to maintain and operate.

Anonymous said...

9:36: Talk about bullshit! If you asked people only to approve the Prospect MAX, they'd do it in a heartbeat. What they rejected was a blatant quid pro quo: vote for higher sales and property taxes and well throw a bone your way. You thought east side voters were stupid and malleable, but you found out they didn't quite live down to your stereotypes, didn't you?

Now, get to work on that Prospect MAX, you lazy twit.

Anonymous said...

Why work on something that regular buses do for cheaper, that voters rejected, and that will be unecessary once there's google cars and Sherry's Magical Mystery Bus System is FINALLY REVEALED????

Anonymous said...

Getting repetitious Mensa boy. Friday evening and no date?