Thursday, June 23, 2016

TKC Reader Reveals Another Reason Why Kansas City Lost Fed Tech Transit Cash

Our blog community continues to provide more critical insight than cheerleading, one of the smarter denizens of this community notes:

"Columbus had their own public utility, not a private monopoly one. So getting certain things done is much simpler, and less conflicted, something that is not properly discussed . . . Columbus had real project manager, vetted vendor relationships, but significantly they had a huge business community commitment of dollars themselves, much more than award of contest. So results were leveraged, and buy in of business community was established tangibly. Comparisons are invited."

Now, Kansas City is claiming the same strategy but it obviously came up short as transit cash from the Feds is fickle and proves unreliable for sustaining local transit efforts. Take a look: Kansas City Moves Forward With Smart City Plans After Losing Out On Federal Grant

7 Comments:

Anonymous said...

a public utility run by the government? I'm sure you'd bitch about that just as much.

Anonymous said...

The kcmo water department? And they are worthless.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Circo the go-to person at KCPL?
The feds could clearly recognize amateur night when they saw it.

Anonymous said...

And Columbus did it without a toy choo choo.

Anonymous said...

City Hall isn't smart enough to set hundreds of unneeded stoplights to flash on the weekend. KCMO is a long ways from a Smart City and thanks to the Feds for realizing this.

Anonymous said...

Columbus doesn't have the nigger problem we have, that's a much more logical reason because everyone hates niggers and don't want them around.

Anonymous said...

I thought KC lost the cash because everyone knows how bad KC sucks.