TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! RIGGED RIDERSHIP PROPAGANDA EVENT: KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CELEBRATES ONE MILLIONTH FAKE PASSENGER!!!
For months our blog community has been skeptical of Kansas City streetcar ridership numbers that seem out of line with comparable streetcar routes across the nation in bigger, better towns.
Because an AWESOME TKC TIPSTER sold out his friends and gave us the drop on this upcoming event, we decided to challenge the numbers on Monday and continue our journalistic study of this boastful claim backed up by very data other than a skimpy sensor that shouldn't cost KCMO another quarter BILLION dollars with it's sketchy info. It has been fun and earned high praise, some angry phone calls and really entertaining sophomoric attempts to mimic a community college epistemology class in the comments. Good times!
Btw, here's another great and embarrassing photo of an empty early morning streetcar lamented by Kansas City Public Library honcho Crosby Kemper III:
Again, let's not forget that our blog community took apart the numbers AGAIN on Monday. And now . . .
THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY HAS RUINED THE FAKE RIDERSHIP CELEBRATION CLAIMING ONE MILLION PASSENGERS!!!
One of our favorite comment from THE AWESOME TKC FREE SPEECH ZONE crunches the numbers along with us . . .
KC Streetcar = 6,800 daily riders
Seattle = 2,419 daily riders
Washington DC = 2,285 daily riders
Dallas = 300 daily riders
Atlanta = 1,000 daily riders
Salt Lake City = 1,000 daily riders
"Outlandish claims of the KC Streetcar folks are insulting the intelligence of the citizens of KCMO!"
Again, we've posted pictures and compared the data to show an STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT ANOMALY IN RIDERSHIP REPORTING while cheerleaders can't do much else than make personal attacks, pout over FAILURE to fool all of Kansas City and continue to bulk up their billable hours because our science is simply too deep.
What's even better is the presser for this propaganda event FORCED to acknowledge our TKC BLOG COMMUNITY QUESTIONS over weeks and months . . .
Take a look their lame ridership methodology highlighted and not very reliable given that KC's line is one of the most expensive in the nation:
City Hall Presser: Thanks A Million, Kansas City!
With that theme, the Kansas City Streetcar is expected to crest 1 million riders today – just five months after the two-mile starter route began service exclusively in Downtown KC. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect this afternoon:
WHAT: After 5 months of service, the Kansas City Streetcar will log its one millionth ride.
WHEN: According to trip count estimations, at approximately 12 p.m. today (Friday, October 7, 2016), the KC Streetcar will complete its one millionth ride.
WHO: To mark this milestone, members from the Kansas City Streetcar Authority, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the Downtown Council, the Community Improvement Districts, and the UMKC Athletics Men’s Basketball team will be hand delivering thank you notes to the riders on board the streetcars the afternoon of October 7.
Since May 6, streetcar ridership has steadily increased with daily averages of 6,600 passengers. The projected daily ridership average was 2,700. Streetcar ridership, otherwise known as Unlinked Passenger Trips, is calculated by Automated Passenger Counters (APC) located over each door of each streetcar. Passengers are counted as they board and exit the streetcars.
WHAT’S NEXT? A public celebration of this milestone is planned for 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Power & Light District. More details to come.
MEDIA: For media interested in interviews, members from the Kansas City Streetcar Authority and the City of Kansas City, Missouri, will be available at 12:00 p.m. at the Power & Light District Northbound stop at 14th and Main Street.
You decide . . .