TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY DOUBLES DOWN ON TOY TRAIN STREETCARS DESPITE UNREALIZED ECONOMIC BENEFIT!!!
Throughout the nation there's a push back among metro areas against expensive tech streetcar that hasn't lived up to hype about the economic renaissance they would spark.
Take a look at this EXCELLENT link suggestion from our blog community . . .
It's a New Day for Streetcars (Unless It Isn't)
Money line . . .
"The fact that both Cincinnati and KC’s systems are more popular on weekends seems to support one of the fundamental arguments against them: They’re more tourist toys than transportation systems used by residents and commuters. Too slow and short to function as bona fide people-movers, they’re just expensive downtown amenities for out-of-towners, opponents say, gobbling public dollars that should be devoted to more useful forms of public transit."
Sadly, because Kansas City elected leaders stopped counting votes and now just listen to their consultants and donors, warning of dire financial circumstances doesn't resonate among the cabal pushing outdated transit on 12th & Oak.
Take a look:
KC Biz Journal: Streetcar Authority will add vehicles, study extension to riverfront
Newspaper Propaganda: Kansas City streetcars are so crowded that system needs more vehicles
NBC Action News: Kansas City streetcar on track to expand
Developing . . .