Tuesday, June 21, 2016

SHOCK!!! KANSAS CITY STAYS LOSING TOY TRAIN STREETCAR TECH CASH!!!

Tough news for locals who are forced to confront that Kansas City tech and transit hype isn't as convincing as they initially believed . . . Here's fed cash pulling out of Kansas City in favor of a newer destination and the next rail transit bubble: Kansas City Won't Be The First Smart City

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHHA

Anonymous said...

Celebrate!!! Along with celebrating the growing body count!!!

Anonymous said...

What was the ratio of busses to streetcars in the Columbus plan?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad KC lost. Nothing smart about it. It's a wicked little town.

Anonymous said...

Allah be praised! May all jobs leave Kansas City!

Anonymous said...

Apparently even the feds are smart enough to see that a little town run by a crew with IQs about the same as warmed-over oatmeal was not very likely to be the burg to place a $50 million bet that driverless cars would become a part of the landscape.
Cutting edge tech on the plains.
Hahahahahaha!!

Anonymous said...

So I guess we'll be seeing a lot of lemmings with long faces walking around for a week.

Anonymous said...

6:03: Columbus does not have and does not intend to build a streetcar. The adults are in charge there.

Of course trolley boy once dismissed Columbus as a small college town, but he's never been east of Jeff City.

Anonymous said...

No problem that city will make sure the tax payers make it up.

Crazy Clown said...

SLY JAMES You've got so many Ideas and so much MONEY Supposedly, the Lawyer you used to be,,,,,,,,,,

Why don't YOU Sly reach into your own pockets and PAY for some of these thingys ??????????

What ?????

Do I hear Crickets from Sly ??????????

Anonymous said...

8:29, as usual, doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about. Columbus has been trying to get streetcar line for years.

And KC Smart city application was for things like WiFi on our 3rd BRT line (Columbus has none) and automated airport transportation. Bears repeating that the same people advocating for the streetcar are he people who brought about the MAX bus lines all the "SMART"KC people are suddenly so fond of, and the same people advocating for the Propect MAX bus line. And the same people fighting the streetcar and it's success are the same people who fought the MAX lines.

Part of the problem with pretending to care about public transit (after YEARS of ignoring it or working against it), but "only if it's buses", is that it becomes real clear really quick that you are way out of your depth.