PREPARE FOR KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR PART DEUX PRICE SPIKE!!!
Here's some number crunching on the next phase of the toy train streetcar that has yet to create many new permanent jobs or pay off it's downtown debt and higher taxes.
Take a look:
The Ballooning Cost of Streetcars
Money line . . .
"The projected construction costs for the extension are estimated at $227M (in 2019 dollars), and the downtown line cost $102M (in 2014 dollars) to build. After adjusting for inflation, on a per-mile basis, that makes Kansas City’s proposed expansion one of the most expensive streetcar projects in the nation . . . The cost per mile of the proposed expansion is over 20% greater than that of the downtown starter line . . ."
Meanwhile, despite the high price locals seem far more concerned with the secret ballot gerrymandering effort to deny a city vote on a mode of transit that has STOLEN cash from the bus system and other civic priorities.
Developing . . .