TKC MUST SEE TOY TRAIN MOVIE REVIEW!!! OUT-OF-TOWNER STREETCAR ENTHUSIASTS LOVE FREEBIE RAIL TRANSIT AS LONG AS KANSAS CITY RESIDENTS ARE PAYING!!!
Once again we're forced to fact check a selfish cabal of streetcar enthusiasts who would not only subvert local Democracy for their consulting contracts but also burden broke-ass Kansas City voters with funding a smallish line has resulted in police cuts, deferred maintenance on local infrastructure and degraded City Hall finances all around.
To wit and apropos for Throwback Thursday . . .
CELEBRATE THIS EPIC ANIMATED MOVIE DEPICTING KANSAS CITY'S RAIL TRANSIT HISTORY AND HYPING THIS COWTOWN'S TOY TRAIN STREETCAR FUTURE!!!
Credit where it's due . . . It really is a magnificent short movie that totally leaves out the corruption involved in the design of the Downtown KCMO TDD and voter rejection of the extension effort in 2014.
And that's the problem . . .
RECENT RADIO CONVERSATION FROM SUBURBANITES AND MEDIA CHATTER PROMO EFFORTS LOVE THE TOY TRAIN BUT DON'T CONTRIBUTE A DIME TOWARD PAYING FOR IT!!!
One top echelon insider makes it plain:
"The Johnson County residents wanting the streetcar or light rail extension to the stadiums or the airport should be ashamed of themselves. They're acting like vampires. Of course it would be nice to park and ride from the Plaza to Downtown and beyond but they'll take their cars if the streetcar ever charged even a nominal fee and they would be completely unwilling to pass a bi-state tax to fund more local rail transit. It's a shame that there is no balance among people who talk about the future of the streetcar because it's mostly pie-in-the-sky dreaming that leaves Kansas City residents picking up the tab."
And that's a good place to talk about this movie from a brilliant artist living across The Pond which draws a beautiful picture but then forgets about the bill.
Director description . . .
"The Kansas City Streetcar project (KCSCP) is gallery event celebrating the city’s history of the streetcar and its arrival. Everyday the world publishes endless amounts of information and data. The (KCSCP) focuses on acquiring information found on newspapers, press releases, books and on the internet and transforming it into an infographic and typographic art work. The intention behind this process is to convert words found on everyday readings to an aesthetically appealing design.
"Alfred Morro, a British citizen from Gibraltar has developed on the project for past two years. His aim of the campaign is to educate, entertain and create a positive message of the benefits the streetcar will bring to Kansas City through the expression of information graphic design, typography, branding and animation."
Take a look:
You decide . . .