Monday, August 22, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! WINTER IS COMING & KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CONFRONTS CRISIS!!!



Locals are celebrating Summer heat relenting but the break in sweltering temperatures only reveals that colder weather and crisis is on the way for the Kansas City toy train streetcar.

To wit . . .

AMID A TROUBLED TOY TRAIN STREETCAR START THE WINTER IS ONLY GOING TO MAKE THINGS WORSE!!!

There are a lot of reasons for this and we'll have more later, so let's call this a preview . . .

We can agree to disagree on ridership hype for now despite the mostly empty toy train


During Winter it's common practice in KC to go straight from the car to the office and skip just about every outdoor activity. Transit miracles and constant hype aren't going to make locals enjoy the cold.

TOY TRAIN STREETCARS TYPICALLY PERFORM POORLY IN COLD WEATHER


A litany of break downs have disappointed Kansas City streetcar riders and cold weather problems with this old school form of transportation are commonplace. In Kansas City, locals tend to appreciate their cheap but reliable cars . . . Toy train breakdowns in the cold will CERTAINLY lose more potential public transit fans.

ICY STREETS AND DOWNTOWN WINTER TRAFFIC ENDANGER THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!


Late spring rain and rough driving caused a tragic crash that put one streetcar out of commission for more than a week . . . Downtown denizens aren't known for their caution and treacherous streets are certain to give the streetcar trouble.

IT'LL BE HARDER TO PUSH KANSAS CITY HOBOS OFF THE TRAIN AND OUT INTO THE FROSTY COLD


There's a significant police presence on the streetcar right now and a big part of their job has been to hassle the homeless and make sure the transients not riding the toy train all day. Ryders have reported more than a few locals hassling hobos to clean up their mess and move away from youngsters . . . There's not a lot of sympathy for these the hobo streetcar riders right now that weather is decent BUT we believe that locals aren't cruel enough to push these same hobos out into the cold and possibly to their death come Winter. Frigid temperatures tend to elicit kindness and warmth from all people in Kansas City and therefore the hobos will be back on the toy train soon enough and in greater numbers.

Remember that the Farmer's Almanac predicts an "ice cold winter" and the trends we've identified threaten Kansas City's streetcar and their riders now that WINTER IS COMING.

Developing . . .

33 Comments:

Anonymous said...

i like the line about kansas city being nicer in the cold. That's what I have experienced as well. I guess we're a town of contrarians after all.

JoJo said...

Actually, we don't have to wait for winter. Just got off the streetcar right now and there's NOBODY on there during a Monday morning. $100 million for a fancy summer vacation cab. Thanks Sly!

Go For KC said...

Look at the ridership. We have a success our hands and some people just can't see it. Fair enough but I think we need to look at what we're doing right and not just point out the 'threats' to the streetcar. I agree that it is news that KC managed to do something successful and now we've got to build on it.

Austin St. Jock said...

I guess the Democraps thought global warming would save them.

Anonymous said...

HEY,isn't that thing more like a novelty type deal,thats lost its luster rather quickly? im new to kc ,couple years now,so im still learning your people's strange ways.

Anonymous said...

What is your fucking deal with the streetcar? Are you mentally ill or something? Or do you just have some need to uselessly speculate?

Anonymous said...

Amusement rides are only fun in summer.

Anonymous said...

From what I hear, meth has something to do with it. That's what everybody's saying.

Anonymous said...

thanks for a candid answer 7:54 ..ive heard thats a really bad drug ,that can induce,among other things, poor decision making.

Anonymous said...

Boy your posts on the streetcar don't hold much water anymore now that you've basically lost.

"We can agree to disagree on ridership"...ok, we agree you have no evidence to back up your jealous claims. Sound fair?

"skip just about every outdoor activity"...you don't get out much.

"Toy train breakdowns in the cold will CERTAINLY lose more potential public transit fans"...spoken as if yours is the One True Statement. No.

"Downtown denizens aren't known for their caution and treacherous streets are certain to give the streetcar trouble"...oh your opinion again? And another declared "certainty!" Hey everybody, look!!! We gotz ourselves a fucking Nostradamus here!!

"There's a significant police presence on the streetcar right now"...according to who?

"Ryders have reported more than a few locals hassling hobos"...proof of this?

"BUT we believe"...what you believe and what is true are miles apart.

Your looney arguments don't hold much weight when actually held up to the light. Short on facts, long on weasel words, full of leaps in logic, and just plain weird.

Guess we can "agree to disagree" on your mental state huh

Anonymous said...

man tony is in your head just as sure as im about to take a dump,and im fixen to,believe it

Anonymous said...

Tony is long on assumptions and CLEARLYS but short on proof to back up his many fanciful claims.

Now go enjoy your bowel movement.

Anonymous said...

also, meth, huh? That would explain quite a bit if true.

Anonymous said...

Trolley boy is up and at 'em early this morning. Coffeyville's gain is our loss. Tom Wolfe was truly correct in TB's case. They won't allow him to come back home.

Anonymous said...

Yawn, keep speculating just as long as you keep posting the titty pics. Also, while any guise of hesitation by city hall is just a front for them saying that they want to push the single terminal plan first and then push the streetcar expansion.

Anonymous said...

Toot toot. Hoot. Skid. Crash. Clunk.

Anonymous said...

KCMO gave the streetcar a try and the results are in; it is just an expensive tourist attraction that goes by empty storefronts in Downtown. Empty streetcars go up and down the track on weekdays. JoCo folks bring the kids for a ride on the weekend, but that traffic will die in cold weather.

Anonymous said...

Time to shut the trolley down and use those funds to improve public transportation in KCMO.

Anonymous said...

Even da mare and de council be looking twice at de kool aid de hipsters be servin'.

Anonymous said...

C'mon..toot toot give a hoot, people

Pacho San Diego said...

Stalker sets Tk does Meth, don't he know that Messicans only smoke the marijuana.

And Tony is too broke to afford either.

Anonymous said...

I love how easily the streetcar supporters can be taunted. They seem desperate now that the Mayor and the council shot down their extention line.

Anonymous said...

Probably just people who hate lying more than they like the streetcar.

So, everybody

Anonymous said...

KCMO is now Planet of the Apes. What the hell did you expect?

Anonymous said...

Um how bout we just focus on the rigged mail in election the Kansas City Transportation Alliance is cooking up for the time being.

Anonymous said...

Yip by the way developer Jason Swords was just "appointed" along with Jan Marcason to the streetcar authority board.

No doubt they will be rootin' and hootin' and tootin' for the mail in extension!!!!!!

Jobu said...

Streetcar = scam

Anonymous said...

I think they should build three or four more trollys. Would that maybe remined KC's fat lazy peckerwoods to vote?

Anonymous said...

The streetcar is a Russ Johnson, Troy Schulte, Sherri McIntyre, and Ralph Davis FAIL. The last three should be FIRED.

Anonymous said...

If the city would publish what just one month of winter electric heat costs for that pet train folks would just paste their underalls.

Anonymous said...

To stop the hobos from riding the streetcar just start charging money for it. Of course, that would mean no one would ride it but hey, hobo problem solved.

Anonymous said...

How are drivers going to park within the white lines when there is snow and ice hiding the lines? And that will force the streetcar to come to a 100% stop. A bus wouldn't have that problem.

Polly in PV said...

1:08---
You have nailed it. So then the dying restaurant trade loses even MORE parking in front of their doors! Of course, maybe some of the hip and trendy Millenials (the Peregrine Honig fans) in their property-tax abated downtown condos and lofts can pull out their gas-powered snow blowers, and take the service elevator before going to work, to clear the little white line for the People.