Monday, August 29, 2016

Kansas City Trolley Track Trail Toy Train Streetcar Expansion Push Back Plans



The effort to stop streetcar expansion is gaining steam around Brookside and Midtown . . . Here's a group rallied around a former transit line turned beloved walking trail who is hoping to make a big showing at an upcoming court date.

A recent message from Trolley Trail supporters:

"On September 15 tell the Court what a bad idea the streetcar expansion is. Let the Judge know that if a mail-in ballot is requested, it's unconstitutional because it's unduly burdensome, unfair, and throws up too many roadblocks to casting your vote."

Meanwhile, the Council continues to express skepticism about the plan and let's not forget that these folks are the same people who stopped expansion efforts a mere two years ago.

You decide . . .

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, whatever, see you at the streetcar expansion groundbreaking. The original expansion was to Independence Ave, which no one gave a shit about.

Anonymous said...

But, but, but... trolley boy has told us that every single Brookside resident has supported every single streetcar vote since 1850. Where would anyone find any opposition to having a delightful toy choo choo devouring the Trolley Trail?

Anonymous said...

What about having a city wide vote? Or has that been done before?

Anonymous said...

The last mail-in-vote they had for the trolley in River Market required that your ballot had to be notarized. Talk about inconvenient!!!

Anonymous said...

2.2 miles of nostalgia is more than enough to prove our great-grandparents were wise to replace toot toots with buses.

Anonymous said...

Brookside home values have tripled since the streetcar tracks were ripped out and replaced by Kansas City's longest greenspace for running, walking, bicycling. No one wants a streetcar ruining the Trolley trail and running behind their houses when there is a perfectly good Max bus running on Brookside Blvd. And does anyone think soccer Mom's in Brookside are going to give up their SUV's and use a streetcar to get their kids to soccer practices or buy 30 rolls of toilet paper at Costco?

Anonymous said...

No more tax , no more tax,

Anonymous said...

Recall Sly and restore common sense to Killa City. Send the Plaza flash mobs to Power & Light. Cordish can entertain them. Expand the streetcar so flash mobs can travel through out KC.

Anonymous said...

Oh good so you DO use Facebook for your halfassed ideas all day! This is from those "Save the Trolley Trail" nitwits!!! They're even worse than Tony about seeing facts as they are.

I know you didn't think that was possible but it's really true.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^I doubt that anyone is worse than the trolley supporters at "seeing the facts as they are."

Take, for example, the MAX, which already goes from Waldo to River Market. And without rails!

Anonymous said...

What about the first class cities that are now starting to use self drive TAXI's They are plug in elect. cars with no need for tracks and the ability to decide who will be sharing your ride to work.
Oh yea the "Kite" contingent of Kansas City are very nostalgic about the TooT TooTs of their childhood.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^The toot toots have been gone so long most of the people who would have remembered them are dead while trolley boy and his minions are merely brain dead.

Anonymous said...

Damn be able keeping the trolley, mize silver member sled running on to the shit hole Diebels on the Plaza so as to I will keep getting the blunts!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If you want to know how many people in Brookside support these loonies, look at how many votes their patsy Terrence Nash got in the last city council election by running on an anti-streetcar platform. And it's even worse now that people have seen and ridden the streetcar, since just about everybody likes it, except people like Sherry "The Fence" DeJanes and her lying lap lickers Suzie Q and Marsha "MeMeMe".

Anonymous said...

I live in Brooskide and can confirm, even by those skeptical of the streetcar, The Save the Trolley Trail people are reviled.

Anonymous said...

So the Trolley Trail is unpopular? That's news to just about everybody who uses it every day.

Anonymous said...

Lets at least wait for a year to see how the streetcar is going. What I see during the day is very light in people.