Monday, March 06, 2017

TKC BLOG COMMUNITY CONFIRMED!!! KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR DOESN'T WORK IN THE RAIN!!!



Another season of FAIL confronts Kansas City's newest beloved form of rail transit.

To wit . . .

PROVING ITS UNRELIABILITY ONCE AGAIN: THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR SHUT DOWN UNDER TYPICAL SPRING SHOWERS AND SOME HAIL THAT WASN'T AS BAD AS WHAT THEY GOT IN OAK GROVE TONIGHT!!!

Yes, the JoCo Airport was hit hard too but those conditions weren't apparent inside and around the loop tonight.

As usual, here's more proof that we we're right about this lemon of a transit system as local bus transit worked this evening through the storm . . .



One of the best and brightest from our blog community says:

"Nothing like $120-MILLION-DOLLAR public transit that can't deal with wind, rain and some hail. It really wasn't that bad Downtown, not nearly as rough as some of the suburban damage."

Thankfully, now that the rain has cleared, the streetcar is back up and running . . .



What have we learned???

LIKE IT OR NOT, THE KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR IS UNRELIABLE UNDER TYPICALLY TOUGH KANSAS CITY WEATHER CONDITIONS!!!

The streetcar has stalled amid cold & ice and now hail and wind have proven too much for these temperamental and hyper-sensitive vehicles to handle . . . Meanwhile cars, trucks, buses and bicycles kept chugging along through the typical muck.

Like it or not, the level of constant shut downs and disappointment of the streetcar must be addressed as Kansas City considers moving forward on this expensive and undependable mode of transit that's asking for more money to expand.

You decide . . .

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget, the piece of garbage also doesn't work when it gets too hot or too crowded.

Now we're stuck with it.

Anonymous said...

But maybe the streetcar is connected to the grid in Oak Grove?

Anonymous said...

the train needed to take cover.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you know I was kind of joking in the earlier thread about the street car not working, but damn...now this. So a small ice event and this can stop it. I guess if the winds are strong enough it would get blown off the track or something?

Will it over heat this summer and shut down? Will the $20 an hour for the train drivers be enough to avoid a future strike?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Magoo Why lie, you've never been on the silly train.

Anonymous said...

What a shame. Kcmo got ripped off.

MR. MIZZOU said...

If you people have a problem with the fact that I use the street car when I go downtown to PL or KPAC or Sprint Center, get off your stupid lazy asses and tell it to my face.

StreetCarSamurai said...

Mr. Mizzoops watch out for the street car samurai son!

Anonymous said...

Mr mizzou is a stroke that prob sits and watches his shity Tigers lose LOSE TIGERS LOSE. PS THT STREETCAR IS A JOKE JUST LIKE THE LIBERALS IN KILLA CITY

Anonymous said...

Toot toot. Drip drip. Clunk.

Anonymous said...

Not a surprise to see another streetcar post coming from this guy:

http://guardianksmo.blogspot.com/

See you at the streetcar expansion groundbreaking!!!

Anonymous said...

More fake news coming from a failed blogger who influences nothing in KC except when he posts titty pics. Real newz w/ these deets:

http://tonyskcstreetcar.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I heard that some cities are parking their streetcars in a grassy area and using them as a repository for cremated remains. We would have to build a roof over the top so it would not melt in the rain.

Anonymous said...

Tony are you going to find and link the article about Seattle's street car expansion and the incredible tax hikes that will follow it's expansion?

Anonymous said...

You mid town folks need to get your heads on and order your ballot for the expansion vote or you won't be able to vote. Then you will be hit with higher taxes and assessments.

Anonymous said...

And trolley boy's off and running with not one but two (so far) of his usual, juvenile and predictable ad hominem herf derfs at 6:39 and 7:13. Note neither post addresses the fragility of the toot toot.

Louie Wright said...

Yeah because the fragility of Tony Botello's ego as he failed to influence the stopping of the launch of the KC Streetcar and its continued success is very obvious