TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! TRANSIT ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN STARTS KCMO CITYWIDE 'RAPID STREETCAR' PETITION EFFORT ON TURKEY DAY!!!
Here's FIRST WORD about Kansas City's most prolific petitioner serving up his latest effort to fix the toy train.
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Clay Chastain and supporters begin collecting signatures for new rapid citywide streetcar initiative (slated for April 3 election) beginning Thanksgiving Day
On Thanksgiving day we all have one more thing to be thankful for in America-that the people can still petition their government for grievances.
In our case, the voters of Kansas City said in the November 8 light rail election that they wanted a better transit system for the city in that a rail plan designed to meet that desire garnered 41% of the vote. It did so without an organized campaign behind it and plenty of establishment opposition in front of it.
So, we want to use that election momentum and apply it to a new leaner rail plan that uses the streetcar system we now have and transforms it (streetcars will now run faster, with fewer stops, and in their own dedicated "Greenways" separated from traffic) and expands it (streetcars will now go citywide connecting the northland to the southland and the eastside to the westside) into the smartest, least expensive and most efficient rail system in the nation. The great people of Kansas City and the city itself, deserve no less.
Thus, we believe this innovative rapid citywide streetcar initiative will not only roll into the Winner's Circle in April, but will also become the catalyst to power the Kansas City toward becoming a more livable, sustainable and transit-oriented city.
Happy Thanksgiving Kansas City...Clay Chastain...Kansas City Community Activist