Saturday, July 16, 2016

FACT CHECK: KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR STAYS LOSING ON NEARLY ALL OF ITS BIG PROMISES!!!

Here's a worthwhile run-down of promises from the streetcar crew compared with reality as ridership is impressive BUT WE'RE STILL WAITING ON THE ECONOMIC BOOM that was cheerleaders touted. Checkit: Kansas City Streetcar Failing by Its Own Standards

23 Comments:

Anonymous said...

And trolley boy will herf derf just as soon as he makes his hourly visit.

Anonymous said...

It's a tourist trap. Nothing more, nothing less. I'm glad people are riding it but that doesn't justify the expense.

Anonymous said...

Keep trying, you are convincing less than no one.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^On the hour, every hour.

Anonymous said...

No more free ride. Make those tourist using it, pay it. KCMO taxpayers are already overburden.

Anonymous said...

Development? It is an embarrassment to the City for tourist look at all those vacant storefronts along Main Street.

Anonymous said...

In KCMO, the bus services offered are infrequent and unattractive. It is surely far more effective to serve transit riders with more frequent buses, than chase new ones by wasting money on fancy streetcar lines.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar takes money away from the bus. Always has, always will.

Anonymous said...

A darn expensive tourist attraction. Let's buy the tourist free admission to Worlds of Fun; it would be a lot cheaper.

Anonymous said...

You lost. People love it. Extension will pass. Show Me state and we got showed.

Anonymous said...

More Pay Me Institute lies, fuzzy math and data twisting, like when they claim downtown lost millennials, when the data they linked to show a GROWTH in gross number of millennials living downtown, but the PERCENTAGE of millennials living downtown fell...because a lot of the growth downtown in the last 5 years has been empty nesters and adults over 30.

Data never lies, but Tooley does...

Anonymous said...

Data never lies


ROFLMAO!

Anonymous said...

Put the clunker extension to a city vote.

We'll find out how great the "data" is then won't we.

Anonymous said...

Hell lower my property value assessment and property tax burden every year for five and a half years like they do for people in the downtown TDD Streetcar district and I might vote yes on the extension!!

Anonymous said...

No doubt. I'd like $100,000 knocked off my homes taxable assessed value like the streetcar supporters downtown get. I'd be smiling and grinning too. Hell even $50k would work for me. "Grin"

Anonymous said...

2:13 & 2:24: Wow. Twice in less than 15 minutes. That's true devotion.

Anonymous said...

I own real estate in the streetcar TDD and my property tax value has not gone down. Who do I contact to get it lowered? it is my belief that the value of my property is way down and I want to see the property tax reduction that goes with decreased value.

Anonymous said...

We already voted and it was a landslide against streetcar extension. The voters have spoken.

Anonymous said...

The people "who love it" are treating it like they're suddenly cool and riding a New York subway because they're idiots and have never ridden a New York subway. People who take subways don't take stupid selfies of themselves and are just grateful for a means to get to work since people in those cities don't drive cars. In Kansas City, driving is no problem. The streetcar lovers will fade away once they start charging $1.50 a ride, just like we do with the bus. They're only loving it because it's free.

Anonymous said...

"Who do I contact to get it lowered?"


I don't know who you have to blow 3:22 but you could start by getting in the clique with the KC Transit Alliance. They could give you some tips.

Anonymous said...

Raising property values - I always wondered how they got the big property owners Downtown to go along with their screwball scheme. Now it is clear; they were promised reduced evaluations so it wouldn’t cost them anything. Sweet deal for them and the rest of us got to hold the bag.

Anonymous said...

KC needs some fun little things for tourists from surrounding areas can ride. It might look lame to us but if you are from Grand Island, NE it probably seems pretty cool.

Plus it gives them a free and easy way to get around the entertainment district and keeps them out of the more dangerous area. It's no accident that streetcar doesn't run east.

Anonymous said...

BRT is the way to go. http://www.riderta.com/healthline/about