CELEBRATE MORE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR FUGAZI RIDERSHIP NUMBERS!!!
Not to belabor the point but this was pretty interesting . . . Labor Day Wknd ridership numbers are in: 42,913 over 4 days.
That's kinda cool but let's not forget these numbers are . . .
- NOT INDEPENDENT
- Reported Only By Streetcar Employees, Consultants And City Hall promotional staffers . . .
In other words, KC Streetcar numbers are merely BLOG, TWEET, INTERNETS ASSERTIONS are taken as news fact whilst any criticism of the toy train streetcar or questions about the data are greeted with scathing hatred from consultants on the take . . .
Just to prove that we're all about solutions here . . . What would it take for these numbers to be halfway convincing???? ANY kind of independent conformation from a source that wasn't financially tied to the project. Until then, it's all just propaganda and hype. Not news.
The burden of proof should rest on the people spending hundreds of millions of tax dollars and require just a bit more than their word.
And because this is the ONLY MEDIA OUTLET TO OFFER ANY KIND OF QUESTIONS to challenge this effort . . . You decide . . .