Monday, November 21, 2016

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! TYPICALLY CRISP FALL TEMPERATURES SEND KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR RIDERSHIP NUMBERS TUMBLING!!!



Quick word from the weekend and a reality check for take downtown Kansas City transit . . .

THE LATE ARRIVAL OF MORE TRADITIONAL AUTUMN TEMPERATURES HAS CAUSED A DRAMATIC FALL IN TOY TRAIN RYDERS!!!

This chilly morning the streetcar was virtually deserted (again) and Kansas City denizens would OBVIOUSLY rather stay warm and toasty in the car then endure less than ideal weather.

This word from a Downtown Kansas City denizen just came through . . .

"Just wanted to let you know that I work near the streetcar and it's a ghost train over these past few days. I disagree that it's useless because the club chicks during the weekend always provided some nice eye candy but I noticed only a few lonely stragglers over the weekend who clearly didn't realize how quickly it gets cold after dark. They ran outta the streetcar and into P&L and obviously caught an uber back to their cars. It's really not that bad outside. I love the Fall in KC. But don't tell that to the weekend warriors . . ."

Remember that we predicted this fact of life at the end of the Summer.



For the sake of Kansas City and this micro-transit streetcar investment that's nearly a quarter billion dollars . . . We advise Downtown hotties to dress appropriately for the sightly colder weather whilst commuting inside the loop.



Developing . . .

45 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Be fair now, it's not just the streetcar that kc gives up when it gets just a little bit chilly.

Go to any of the local parks and they're abandoned.

It's like KC can't be bothered to put on a sweater or a light jacket. This town's midwestern work ethic is really slipping.

JimBrodi said...

Millennials can't deal with the cold.

They've been triggered by jack frost.

Anonymous said...

I guess the 24 million tourists will have to find another route.

Anonymous said...

Wait till the tracks fill up with hard packed snow and the thing derails, rolls out of control into a building killing thousands of government workers.

chuck said...

I like the "Winter Is Coming" meme.

Anonymous said...

look at out of the office window.

Empty.

Anonymous said...

Worlds of Fun amusement rides are shutdown for the winter maybe the City should shutdown its amusement ride.

Anonymous said...

it has had an amusement park ride feeling. will be interesting to see where it flattens out. doesn't mean it's a failure, however.

Anonymous said...

Your logical fallacy is ANECDOTAL.

You used a personal experience or an isolated example instead of a sound argument or compelling evidence.

Remember that times you claimed the streetcar ridership numbers were rigged but couldn't come up with a single shred of evidence to back that claim up, and now you seem to have dropped it entirely?

Good times.

More proof that Tony's Kansas City is indeed Kansas City's best fake news blog.

Greedo said...

Haven't you been leaving that same comment for like a year? If you don't like it then why are do you read it every day.

As for the streetcar, you're defensive response is kneejerk and doesn't cite any facts either. TheRe are legitimate questions and complaints anot the streetcar but methinks your more obsessed with this blog and its author to discuss anything substantial or have a real debate.

Anonymous said...

The half-life of the streetcar fad is over.
The bands have stopped playing, the confetti from the canons has been washed down the sewer, the balloons have all disappeared into the sky, the cut ribbons have all been lost, and the creative class millenials are off to their newest Big Big Thing.
Which, for a while at least, is protesting Trump's election and making believe they're concerned about a pipeline in North Dakota.
Those too will pass.
And all that will be left of the streetcar hype will be decades of useless debt.
Short attention spans and long-term financing don't make for a very thoughtful or pretty picture.
Frosty.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar = scam

Anonymous said...

That^^^^^^

Anonymous said...

What about jobs? I thought the streetcar was supposrd to help KC grow, the only thing i see growing is the list of government employees forced to ride and praise the damn thing.

Anonymous said...

What is the current status of the streetcar extension, and what extensions do they have planned after that, with estimated costs. Let's get some sunlight on the matter. They will try and sneak in additions when no one is looking.

Anonymous said...

Then they talk about it being "free" money, that is the mentality

Anonymous said...

"Remember that times you claimed the streetcar ridership numbers were rigged but couldn't come up with a single shred of evidence to back that claim up, and now you seem to have dropped it entirely?"

And who has come up with any evidence they aren't rigged? The same folks who told us Clinton's victory was axiomatic?

"More proof that Tony's Kansas City is indeed Kansas City's best fake news blog."

And yet you're here at least every hour on the hour 'round the clock to find out what's what.

Anonymous said...

What's there to debate?

Somebody makes a big claim and can't back up with any facts, doesn't that make the claim pretty baseless without any evidence?

That's pretty simple isn't it, even for a moron like you, Greedo? Apparently it isn't.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the burden of proof on the person without any statistics to back up his fanciful claim?

Anonymous said...

Can they hold out until the tourist return next summer?

Anonymous said...

We were told that streetcar was not about ridership, but about filling all those empty buildings downtown. Loser on all counts!

Anonymous said...

Outlandish claims of the KC Streetcar folks are insulting the intelligence of the citizens of KCMO!
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

Anonymous said...

KCStreetcar ridership numbers = If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead and Google "Kansas City fake news blog" and tell us all what the first result is Greedo.

hahahaha

Anonymous said...

Service needs to be cut back in accordance with the slacking demand.

Anonymous said...

In the meantime real mass transit advocates are taking the bus.

Anonymous said...

"Somebody makes a big claim and can't back up with any facts, doesn't that make the claim pretty baseless without any evidence?"

Why yes, yes it does, trolley boy. How about backing up your numbers?

Let's see. You were here and commented at 10:15, 11:14 and 12:52 so far. Don't you have a life or something that passes for one?

Anonymous said...

Toot toot. Ice. Slide slide slide. Crunch. Lawsuit. City pays damage claim. Clunk.

Anonymous said...

12:52, Googled "KC Toy Train". Came up:

1. Next Stop, Detroit.

2. Real Ridership Data Deleted In Chappaqua.

3. Scams Even Bernie Didn't See Coming.

4. Failed Transportation Technology Returns.

5. Magical Mystery Murder Count Tours--FREE!

Anonymous said...

service can't be cut or it won't work at all as transportation.

Anonymous said...

Time for another tax payer funded trip to Spain for Sherri McIntyre and Troy Schulte to figure this out.

Anonymous said...

oh good one 1:32! KAPOW! ZIIIIING!

Up with another statement you can't possibly prove! You sure showed everybody














what a goddamned synchophantic moron you are. Tony's asshole needs licking, I'd stick to that.

Anonymous said...

And you're here again at 2:43 and 2:51 (in blackface). That makes at least five times already today. Still no life or even a reasonable facsimile, trolley boy?

Anonymous said...

Kay Barnes's failure is that empty stadium downtown and a lifetime of extortion payments to Cordish with KCMO taxpayer money.

Useless Cleaver's legacy is everything bad that happens east of Troost, including an interstate highway with stoplights! ONLY congressman ever to have his wages garnished. Jesus Christ what a fucking embarrassment.

Funk's legacy? Well. No grass got mowed in the city parks. His is easy to forget. His useless wife ruined KC and made us a laughing stock.

Sly's legacy is the unused and empty billion dollar electric train set and the now-unsafe Power & Light District, Jazz District, Plaza, Westport, Ward Parkway, Independence Mall and almost any other place where groups of 'teens' can (and do) congregate and cause violence or break laws and often murder.

Berkely's legacy is non-existent. He was such a do nothing mayor that they had to name a park after him just so we wouldn't forget his name.

Charlie Wheeler? Interstate airport got built, NKC hospital, worlds of fun, two goddamn sports stadiums, tons of prosperity and jobs.

Anonymous said...

I look forward for voting for Clay Chastain's streetcar extension.

Where do I sign up?

Anonymous said...

I promise you the streetcar expansion will be uge- big league. Winter is not going to be a bad hombre that will stop the streetcar.

Anonymous said...

This is why I've had enough of writers of the liberal persuasion- Yale, Mary and Barb come to mind. They are all in for stuff like this, but have zero real job experience and the subscribers go lower every year without a back up plan. They are shocked Trump wins and don't have an idea what the anger is all about and blame racists and misogyny for all the worlds woes. No one more simple minded than folks who think like this. People who think the street cars are the answer can take their tax-hiking, government-expanding, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, New York Times-reading, body-piercing, Hollywood-loving left-wing freak show to Canada and follow the Hollywood tofu eating crowd over the ledge where a government somewhere will lend a parachute made of stone that will help land them. For us? We will steal their Michael Moore dvds and level off the couch and watch Trump MAKE AMERICAN GREAT AGAIN!

Anonymous said...

it would be possible for the newspaper to hire good writers who are objective. they just haven't done it for a couple of decades.

Anonymous said...

3:44 pm – don’t forget that under Sly’s watch the City of Fountains had to shut down fountains because they were not be maintained.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^True. When will the Seahorse Fountain be repaired and functioning again? What an embarrassment to have a non-functioning fountain on Ward Parkway.

Anonymous said...

It's fun to watch you nogs wither when your falsehoods are called out.

Quit making claims you can't prove.

Anonymous said...

Exactly

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^That makes seven times, trolley boy.

Crazy Clown said...

Last Sunday nite I was Downtown and seen a Whopping 5 people riding the SLY JAMES TOY TRAIN ,,,,, whats that tell ya' !

Yup' a whopping 5 people sunday nite onboard the thing and NOBODY waiting anywhere to be picked up !!

Anonymous said...

It's like saying that Bradley Manning wasn't born a guy and that he's now a chick.