Saturday, November 26, 2016

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDER: STREETCAR TOY TRAIN EARNS FREEBIES WHILST BUS RIDERS PAY DEARLY!!!



Here's an insightful, KICK-ASS AND IMPORTANT take on transit disparity as City Hall offers free transit to loft-dwelling concert-going hipsters BUT makes all the working-class denizens of this cowtown pay for their ride.

A brilliant insight from our blog community on this gorgeous Saturday afternoon:

Streetcar Ryder FAIL

Tony, this is a good article about what happened to Atlanta's streetcar when they started charging $1 a ride. They also had to put in security to protect passengers. This is a good example of what will most likely happen to Kansas City if they started charging people to ride the streetcar when they'd rather just drive their cars.

And yet the people who depend on the bus system to get to and from work never hesitate to pay the $1.50 fare. Just the streetcar people seem to be the fickle ones.

But if you look at this chart, even the daily KCATA ridership numbers are going down in Kansas City.
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You decide . . .

19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

24 million tourists a year can't be wrong?

Anonymous said...

If I could get a car instead of ride the bus, I would do it in a heart beat.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

For the best fake kc news, duh

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

the street car is for tourist not for the locals who need to get around. Unless you have a condo downtown then you take. Car to Starbucks

Mr. Stoplights said...

I own a car. A very expensive exotic sports car with MoDOT, Rush Limbaugh, and Donald Trump bumper stickers on it, and Mizzou personalized plates that say that I am smarter than you. I'm a downtown-supporting, PL District Patronizing, KPAC-frequenting, street-car riding, better-than-you state bureaucrat who makes a living off your tax dollars.

I just ride the street car to piss you and the rest of TKC off. And there's not a single thing you can do about it.

Anonymous said...

^^^^Trolley boy's wet dream.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Stoplights:
It's amazing that you ride the trolley 6000 times a week, but these numbers don't lie.
Keep up the great work and time how long the streetcar is stopped at obsolete downtown traffic signals with no vehicles coming across the intersection, just like drivers laugh at the inconveniences of wasting time in downtown KCMO.
Winter's coming so be sure to bundle up. Don't want to suffer frostbite when the streetcar derails in a four-inch drift.
And THAT really will be frosty!

Anonymous said...

Da SILVER SLED IS BE DEADD !

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^See you at the streetcar expansion groundbreaking!

Anonymous said...

City Hall so much extra money from ripping people off on their water bills, that they don’t need to charge a fare.

Anonymous said...

This makes sense. Let the tourist ride free on the trolley in KCMO and make the residents pay to ride the bus.

Anonymous said...

KCMO is the only free trolley in the US. Let’s make the tourist start paying for the attraction.

Anonymous said...

340,00 free KCMO trolley riders a day can’t be wrong!!!

Anonymous said...

Even the bogus stats put out by Dave Johnson shows ridership heading to the toilet.
08/29 - 3,736
10/03 - 3,504
10/31 – 2,825
Doubtful there will be any riders left by Christmas time.
http://kcstreetcar.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Total-Ridership-by-date-11.1.16.pdf