Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! SELLING THE SIZZLE: SCORCHING SUMMER TEMPERATURES DRY UP KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR RYDER COUNT!!!



Oppressive Summer heat in Kansas City have KICK-ASS INSIDERS AMONG OUR BLOG COMMUNITY worried about the impact on the streetcar.

Never mind all the power drained from the Downtown grid to operate this rolling transit experiment.

Let's talk environmental concern . . .

BLAZING HOT TEMPERATURES DURING THE KANSAS CITY MIDDAY HAVE KEPT MOST TOY TRANS EMPTY!!!

Along with photographic evidence, we have FIRST PERSON testimony . . .

From our blog community with more than a bit of irony: "Looks like ridership is finally starting to pickup. This photo was taken at around midday."

We asked around . . . This is the response we got back . . .

"Yes, it's pretty simple. Public transit around Kansas City slows and empties when it's hot like this but I think the impact for streetcar could be worse because tourists are staying in their neighborhoods, going to pools or other air-conditioned spots. So much of Downtown Kansas City is corporate and during the day it's not designed for tourists trying to beat the heat. Even the swimming pool is private and for members only . . . Extreme temperatures can be brutal in KC and the streetcar is no exception."

Speaking of new hotness, let's continue our conversation yesterday on apps, time and toy train tech.

An insightful Kansas City denizen reminds us:

About the clocks not working on the streetcar line and the Transit app for buses.

KCATA has had an official transit app in Kansas City for several years and I use it when taking buses. It's terrific. It tells you when you're bus is close to your location and also tells you about any bus that you're transferring to.

It's free. Just download it to a smart phone. No need for million-dollar "Smart City" kiosks downtown!

God forbid our local TV stations or The Star would cover something like this and bus transportation when they think the streetcar is so much more fashionable!

Remember that the original streetcar app didn't live up to reward promises so we're hoping the new unofficial app effort will prove more successful as ridership is clearly suffering because of the weather and the misguided "build it and they will come" (or not) philosophy.

Developing . . .

22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Tk, that is why they are counting it as they go along and not going week to week so we can see the downward spiral.

But if you think this is bad, just wait until the Summer is over and the tourists go back to work. The weekend crowds aren't going to keep it up forever and a hundred million is a lot to spend on a party bus.

Donovan said...

^^^ For that price we could have just rented everybody limos.

Anonymous said...

Do not panic. I think the second comment is more reasonable.

EVERYONE wants to stay inside on extremely hot days. But I will tell you that the bus is crowded with people going to public pools. Obviously the steetcar doesn't YET have the scale to support those kind of resources but that's what we need to think about when it comes to building out the line.

Anonymous said...

Transit app - brought to you by the same advocate who got the streetcar started.

MAX bus lines - brought to you by the same transit advocate who got the streetcar started.

Fuck-all Nothing - brought to you by the same phony bus advocate who have never done a single thing to advance transit in KC, and quite to the contrary have worked against it, including working against the 2 MAX lines (soon to be 3, thanks to the same people who got the streetcar started).

Meanwhile, streetcar ridership CONTINUES to OBLITERATE projections, new development CONTINUES all along the line bringing both new residents and new JOBS.

You lost, fuckers. The streetcar's a hit, and fewer and fewer people are buying your lies every single day.

Anonymous said...

It's really slow, cramped.

Main St. Max kicks the streetcars ass by a long shot. It's not even a contest.

Anonymous said...

So, have you considered medication? This kind of shrill, delusional stuff is just kind of sad. Get help, and we'll see you, your capitals, and your frantic denial next time. :)

Anonymous said...

Employees at Kansas City diner not thrilled with streetcar
41 News

Yup it's a hit alright

Anonymous said...

6:28: You are so full of shit, trolley boy. Not only did no one oppose the MAX, most people wanted more of them. As I recall your crowd opposed the Prospect MAX because the east side didn't vote your way on the trolley extension.

It's nice to know, though, that you've learned a lesson from Hitler--that if you tell a lie often enough it becomes the truth.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar is a waste. Nothing but hipster transit. Believe it.

Anonymous said...

Who is this mystery streetcar advocate? Looks like he's trying to promote himself angrily alone at the computer again.

Anonymous said...

public transit is for niggers. talking about it nonstop is for losers.

Anonymous said...

Having a trolling party with the streetcar neighbors tonight 8:40?

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that David Johson has been lying about ridership numbers?

Anonymous said...

Sure. It's pretty obvious Johnson has no ethics at this point.

Anonymous said...

Ridership is a shell game, these streetcar pups are downright goofy!

Anonymous said...

The fat cats are the ones laughing as they drive their Audi's to Johnson County

Anonymous said...

How can you tell when trolley boy is lying? His lips are moving or he's posting to TKC.

Anonymous said...

All the endless hype over a 2-mile streetcar line shows what a little cow town KCMO really is.
A TWO-MILE STREETCAR LINE!
In any real city this wouldn't be so much as a pimple on an elephant's butt.
But in flyover country it's the ninth wonder of the world.
What a pitiful joke.

Phil Afell, Esq said...

We join Tony's jihad on the streetcar, he is the Omar Matteen of KC who will kill the streetcar.

Anonymous said...

Poor Tiny's Kvetching Cunts, can't just can't quite spit all the feather out of their mouths after their big meal of crow.

Meanwhile, in real KC, 2 new firms from outside the metro moved along the streetcar line in the last week, the apartment boom continues unabated, with 98% occupancy rate, streetcar ridership not only exceeds projections, but all other transit line ridership, despite only going 2.2 miles, and the midtown extension is polling 73% in favor, despite the CFRG/Shill Me Institute propaganda war.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^Trolley boy on drugs.

Anonymous said...

98% occupancy?

LOL. Not even the real estate agents dare to try and float that number. Look around real close at those condos. Nobody's buying.