KANSAS CITY LIGHT RAIL REAX: CLAY CHASTAIN CORRECTS YAEL'S NEW BLOG!!!
A new denizen to the Kansas City blogosphere . . . Kansas City's former newspaper editorial honcho must now contend with longtime transit activist Clay Chastain who takes issue with his recent light rail ballot initiative blog post.
Take a look:
Yael on Chastain's trail
As you might expect Yael Abouhalkah (another non thinking non-technical Kansas City journalist who represents one of the least trusted professions in America) thinks he knows it all about Light Rail Ballot Question #3. Yael entreated readers on his new blog to vote against it. Of course, Yael's piece was also full of personal attacks against Clay Chastain. This just proves my point that Yael's brand of journalism only adds to the public's distrust of the media.
Yael thinks the city's $90 million a year bus system, that only a small fraction of taxpayers use and which does nothing to grow and prosper the city, is an award winning transit system that deserves to be left alone.
Yael thinks Kansas City does not need a rapid, environmentally-sound citywide light rail system to improve mobility and grow and prosper the city, even though Denver is booming around its 76-mile light rail system.
Yael thinks Kansas City should not repurpose the lesser of the two bus sales taxes to help Kansas City secure $1.0 billion from the feds to build light rail and create thousands of new jobs, even though Phoenix did exactly that.
Yael thinks the city's streetcar line for tourists is going to help a low-income person get to a job across town.
I know Yael. Yael is not a friend of mine. And Yael, you're no engineer.
Clay Chastain...Degreed electrical engineer (on the Dean's Honor Role and passed the professional engineering (EIT) exam, and leader of the people's Light Rail Question #3 ballot initiative.