Monday, November 28, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! TOLD YOU SO!!! TOY TRAIN STREETCAR RIDERSHIP NUMBERS CONFRONT DRAMATIC DROP AND FAR LESS TRANSIT ACTIVIST BRAGGING AS KANSAS CITY GETS COLDER!!!



Winter is coming but the debate over the toy train streetcar continues to heat up.

To wit . . .

CHECK THIS WORD FROM KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR CRITICS CHECKING STATS THAT AREN'T AS RELIABLE OR WIDELY TOUTED AS THE CROWDED AND BUSY SUMMER MONTHS!!!

Take a look . . .

This is interesting. If you go to http://kcstreetcar.org/ridership/, you will see that the link to the total streetcar ridership (http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Total-Ridership-by-date-11.1.16.pdf). is completely unreliable for readers. I found the information by going to a cached version of the web page. 

As you know the streetcar authority originally said the project was about development and jobs. Since that didn’t work out, they have been touting great (bogus) ridership numbers. Now they have chosen to obscure those “great” numbers. What gives???

08/29 - 3,736
10/03 - 3,504
10/31 – 2,825

Doubtful there will be any riders left by Christmas time.

Now . . .



We visited these links and they worked for us after a couple of tries but our web game is strong and we're rocking souped up and refurbished machines purchased directly from the Pacific rim by way of high speed connections . . . Or at least that's what the clerk at Best Buy told us.

Either way . . . A look at the numbers shows streetcar ridership trending downward during the later months of the year . . .



And so, as cold weather and the novelty of the experience wearing off are clearly taking their toll whilst transit supporters rush to build onto the line BEFORE Kansas City officials can take a realistic look at the costs, benefits and risk of the most expensive streetcar toy train line in the nation.

Developing . . .

29 Comments:

Anonymous said...

They only win when they cheat.

They only win when they lie.

The streetcar is empty whenever the temperature falls below 50.

They should pray for global warming because when it's cold their riders would rather just stay in their cars.

Go For KC! said...

The streetcar will be far more useful to us all if it's city wide. We can argue about minor ridership numbers or we can focus on the success of the route. There are so many good things happening in Downtown right now that we shouldn't be bogged down in negativity.

Everyone should want the streetcar to succeed!

There's so much riding on this line and we are in the middle of luring jobs and business back to Downtown. Who doesn't want that to happen?

So I say we need to continue our momentum, continue our growth and get behind this the streetcar and the excitement that's supporting it. Whether that's Clay's plan or the original expansion, the streetcar is part of KC's progress and it deserves our vote!

Anonymous said...

The same people that brought you this waste, now are going to try to get to give them $800 million for more waste.

Anonymous said...

Headline: Trump makes baseless claim that millions voted illegally for Clinton

Headline; Botello makes baseless claim that streetcar ridership numbers are "bogus."

Coincidence? Or, is it?

Anonymous said...

Hurl yourself in front of the streetcar Tony and prove to us once and for all how bitter you are.

Anonymous said...

TOLD YOU SO!!!

TOLD YOU SO!!!

TOLD YOU SO!!!

Anonymous said...

8:20, the streetcar is already city-wide. It's called a bus. Thousands of people ride it daily. Give it a try.

Anonymous said...

We had a city wide vote and it failed !

Anonymous said...

They are not getting the ridership numbers when not charging a fare. Would it make sense you give folks a couple of dollars for riding it? That could get the ridership numbers up.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar is such a waste. No more money down the drain.

Anonymous said...

The freeloading tourist are gone until next summer.

Anonymous said...

Citizens are paying for the trolley. Why are they hiding the ridership numbers from us? Maybe time for new leadership that is responsive to the community.

Anonymous said...

8:20am - "Everyone should want the streetcar to succeed!". The streetcar experiment was tried and it didn't work. How much longer can this City afford to throw again $10 million a year on a loser?

Anonymous said...

It will always be the take a lawyer and/or developer to lunch trolley. And the fabulous bar hopping mega trolley on weekend nights.

Anonymous said...

Didn't we just buy two more streetcars because of the demand? That was another lie to get a head start on the p! Expansion. What a bunch of crooks!

Anonymous said...

Ohio State shooter on campus now and telling students, staff to run, hide, fight and so far 8 shot, more news worthy.

Anonymous said...

i'm going to try it out again in cold december but i want to see for myself.

previous rides have been with amusement-ride tourist crowd.

Anonymous said...

"Ohio State shooter on campus now and telling students, staff to run, hide, fight and so far 8 shot, more news worthy."

He probably went on a rampage because Columbus won't build a streetcar.

Anonymous said...

$10 million a year on a loser? My man says it is closer to 14 Million, particularly when the new cars and elect rates have gone up. I am voting for Autonomous Vehicles of the electric self driving type that pick you up at your front door and take you to work or lunch or what ever you wish. There are a lot of NAYSAYERS who think that trolley cars on tracks are still viable. They are in the 1800's mentally.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^Our great-grandparents would be laughing their asses off.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who rides the streetcar during the month of December will be given a coupon for free pizza courtesy of sly and Kansad city taxpayers

Hyperblogal said...

Coincidentally, ridership is down at Worlds of Fun this time of year too.

Anonymous said...

WOW A BROKEN WEBSITE LINK!!!

THE WHOLE THING IS A FRAUD!!! THIS PROVES IT!!!

Anonymous said...

^^^^^And here's trolly trolley boy with an all-caps herf derf.

Anonymous said...

guess what nobody gives two fucks about your kc fake news ridership kerfuffle.

Anonymous said...

It should be free

JoJo said...

Tolley boy sure got angry over this one.

LOL @ Hyper blog Al.

The streetcar is a joke. Money wasted.

Anonymous said...

The streetcar is great.

But it's just a streetcar. I wouldn't expect the world from it but there's no use hating on it.

Just give it a chance to work and if it doens't, find something else that does.

So far, it's a nice attraction but nothing that's going to replace our much more efficient bus system.

Anonymous said...

"Just give it a chance to work and if it doesn't, find something else that does."

Been there. Done that. Why do you think buses replaced streetcars more than 60 years ago?