TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! INSIDERS DEMAND STREETCAR SYSTEM AUDIT AMID INCREASING FEAR OF TOY TRAIN ON TRACK TO DISASTROUS CRASH!!!
In less then a year the Kansas City streetcar has been subject to constant breakdowns, service interruptions and delays.
And now . . .
KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDER WITNESS TRENDING TOY TRAIN STREETCAR TROUBLE THREATENING LOCAL STREETS!!!
Check this EXCELLENT bit of testimony that offers an important perspective and NEWSIE EVIDENCE of a pattern beginning to emerge which threatens disaster in KCMO . . .
"The Seattle Streetcar had an electronic failure last month which sent it skidding two and a half blocks without brakes, but surprisingly, no one was hurt. It's been shut down indefinitely and there is a dispute between the city and the manufacturer regarding who is responsible for the repairs. This is the same streetcar who's tracks resulted in the death of a cyclist last year.
"But even *more* concerning is that the Cincinnati streetcar, which is the exact same model built by the exact see manufacturer at the exact same time as #kcstreetcar and is now experiencing "catastrophic" systems failures. We know there were several problems with our streetcar the first week, but I'm wondering if we've conducted an audit of the systems to ensure that a runaway train doesn't fly off the rails and go careening into a crowd of pedestrians on First Friday. I think someone should be demanding that city hall take a serious look at this.
"Apparently the problems they are having are related to the compressor, which is what allows the streetcar to brake. It sounds like a problem similar to what sent the Seattle Streetcar skidding 2.5 blocks. I rode the #kcstreetcar last year a few hours before they shut it down due to heavy rains and it was having problems braking that evening. I am extremely concerned that our streetcars could be experiencing the same problems as Seattle and Cincinnati, and I'm surprised that we haven't heard anything about it."
Tragically, because the Kansas City toy train streetcar was established by what some call "the most corrupt election in history since the Pedergast era" . . . There is little room for public questions, discourse or debate on this topic. Instead, locals are subject to nothing but constant promotional hype that is only occasionally interrupted by low ridership numbers, hobos throwing rocks at the streetcar and fender benders that hopefully aren't leading up to something worse.
Either way, at this point Kansas City has been warned of the real life danger whilst despicable streetcar supporters have refused to engage in any real conversation regarding this threat.
Developing . . .