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