Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar Supporters Tout Quarter Million Ryders So Far!!!



The hype for the toy train is unceasing and here's the latest litany that's performing nearly as well as a the bus line along Broadway at more than QUADRUPLE the cost.

KC Streetcar exceeds 250,000 riders in its first 5 weeks

Streetcar supporter rhetoric:

"The numbers continue to outpace expectations, and the rush began on the grand opening weekend – May 6-8 – which brought 32,326 riders. The first four weeks of operations accounted for 211,741 riders, before topping the quarter-million mark in the last several days."

You decide . . .

20 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw it myself. The toy train passed me on Main like I was standing still. Looked like one of them bullet trains goin' by. Must a been 2 or 3 thousand people on board. All were smiling and using apps and smart stuff. About 4 or 5 thousand people were lined up at one of the stops. They were all talking about how great it would be if the toy train went all the way to waldo. Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Disappointing numbers! KCMO claims to have 24 million tourist visiting every year. If only the visitors rode it once, we should be seeing a 460,000+ riders per week figure.

Anonymous said...

RE: "KC Streetcar exceeds 250,000 riders in its first 5 weeks"


The above message is brought to you by the same City Hall that claimed a MILLION PEOPLE were at the KC Royals World Series Celebration at Union Station.

Anonymous said...

Independent audit of the numbers would be instructive. Great job for a responsible, independent news organization. If we had one.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm....crow. How's it taste, left behinders?

Anonymous said...

It's incredible. I was on it and it was packed. Suddenly everyone started doing the Gangnam Style in unison! When we got to the stop the driver stood up and did it too!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of 1915

Anonymous said...

Damn. Maybe Staubio's property value might actually start going up instead of down. Don't hold your breath though.

Anonymous said...

Tastes like either careless counting or cynical promotional lying, both of which are completely in character. Since you ask :)

Anonymous said...

To think 250,000 people rode the streetcar for free and it only cost the taxpayers $25 each.

Anonymous said...

And 941, the same folks who said by building a police station would spur economic development and make neighborhoods safe. Ten recent shootings can be attributed to the East Patrol building. Zero economic development or sense of safety has resulted from it though. I think we should celebrate!

Anonymous said...

I drove behind the toot toot from the Station to the downtown arena, the one where the basketball team and the hockey team play. It left me in the dust. The lights all changed to green and the toot toot pushed so much power to the wheels that they were sparking. It pulled away from me like I was in reverse. At each stop if barely hestitated while more people jumped on and off. there were people everywhere on top and hanging from the sides. It was a wet dream for sure.

Anonymous said...

250,000? More like only 20 people rose it ever, AMIRITE?

Plus it really costed like 699 bajillion dollars!

Facts. Proof. Truth. Cranks, Fogies, Retirees and Grumps! Like us in Facebook and come to 55th and Summit to pick up your free yard sign for northland council candidates or Terence "Toy Train Fighter" Nash!

Remember we are the voice of Brookside and everyone agrees with us!

PS - if you are free this weekend we are hosting a workday to help Sherry DeJanes steal more of the public land along the trolley trail!

Anonymous said...

Detroit streetcar fail.

Lies, failure, regular peoples screwed.

Why QLine may be more of a headache than a transportation convenience

The $140 million project to add streetcars to Woodward was billed as “an unprecedented public-private partnership” that would vastly improve transportation in greater downtown Detroit.

But as crews get closer to finishing the QLine, it has become increasingly clear that the streetcars may cause more headaches than solutions and may benefit visitors at the cost of resident who rely on buses.


How does shit like this keep happening?


All of this should come as no surprise. The QLine Board of Directors is led by two billionaires – Dan Gilbert and Roger Penske. The president and CEO of the QLine is Matthew P. Cullen, who happens to be the CEO of Gilbert’s Rock Ventures.

Gilbert owns more than 80 buildings in downtown Detroit, has a stake in nearly 20,000 parking spaces and is embarking on a major housing project in Brush Park, which borders the QLine.



Anonymous said...

Hmm. I guess the technique is slightly better, but sarcasm is only useful to a point. Defending a position ultimately relies on engagement with the substance of the objection, which you plainly can't do. This is why you continually fail public battles and must rig elections. :)

Anonymous said...

12:01: Still can't grasp the concept of adverse possession, trolley boy?

Anonymous said...

2:15: Not sure where you went to law school, but you must have been absent the day they taught that one cannot acquire land by adverse possession against a public body

Anonymous said...

Count 'em, 250,000 riders. Count 'em 4 times though to get to that number.

Anonymous said...

2:56: Amazing, then, that after all the fuss about the property in question, which has been fenced in for at least 30 years, no one seems to be able to reclaim it.

Anonymous said...

30 years my ass, Sherry the Squatter just fenced in another 5 feet of public land. Her neighbors are pissed and loathe her. Save the Trolley Trail from Sherry.

No amount of Sue Burke defending you on TKC is going to change that. Go back to Arkansas.