Monday, March 27, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! COMPRESSOR BRAKING CONTROVERSY CONFRONTS EMBATTLED KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!



Thanks to the hard work and dedication of KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY . . . Kansas City streetcar supporters can never say that they weren't warned about treacherous toy train problems which threaten the safety of local residents on downtown streets.

To wit . . .

THANKS TO KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS FOR CALLING OUT THE KANSAS CITY STREETCAR COMPRESSOR ISSUES THREATENING TOY TRAIN BRAKES!!!

Here's the word based on difficulties with the KCMO design documented by better news outlets along with behind the scenes advocacy brought to light EXCLUSIVELY by our AWESOME TKC blog community.

Here's the word:

"Last week I called attention to maintenance issues with streetcars in other cities​. Seattle's streetcar skid 2.5 blocks through traffic and amazingly didn't kill anyone. Cincinnati's streetcar is having compressor issues in 4 out of 5 of their streetcars, which impacts their ability to brake.

"We have the exact same streetcar as Cincinnati so I find it hard to believe that ours aren't experiencing similar problems. Particularly because I've been on the streetcar when it was raining and it was having trouble braking. Lo and behold, it's raining this morning and the streetcar service is being supplemented with buses, and the explanation is the streetcar is having "maintenance issues"

"It's time journalists in KC get to the bottom of this. Tom Gerend assured me that he is aware of problems with streetcars in other cities but I had to ask him about it. Why has KCRTA not issued a statement about this prior to a random citizen inquiring about it? Whoever runs the @kcstreetcar Twitter account says the compressors are fine, but I think we deserve proof of that. What is the maintenance issue that has crippled #kcstreetcar service this rainy Monday morning and how can we be reassured that the streetcar can adequately brake?"

Developing . . .

39 Comments:

KC Lee said...

Is this why the average wait time for the streetcar is closer to a half an hour than the promised 15 minutes.

Really ridiculous that I've stood around when I could've taken a cab or walked in half the time that it takes to get down the line. The only sense that it makes is maybe to the city market and back but the process is really just quicker if I schedule a later lunch and just park my car.

Anonymous said...

Two bad wrecks so far and one side swipe. Maybe it's time to stop blaming drivers for these collisions and look at the root causes.

Anonymous said...

Face it Sly, you bought junk!

Union KC said...

I hate to point out that "I told you so" but this is what happens when City Hall officials don't make it a priority to buy American products from American manufacturers. These euro-trash CAF Urbos streetcars are impractical and cheap. We should have looked around more and found a way to buy American. I don't like riding this flimsy import, now even more so given the braking danger.

Anonymous said...

^^^^

Hey union guy. Don't forget the scab drivers.

Anonymous said...

Those are Model 405s. These are model 407s. The problem doesn't exist with the models KC has. Duh! Forty seconds of Google.

But you idiots never cease your fake news disinformation.

Go chase Jack the Ripper. He still on the loose?

Anonymous said...

^^^^ wrong again. Cincinnati has THE SAME models as KC. You're lying to cover your ass and keep your job.

Why does the streetcar keep sliding off the tracks.

Go collect your check trolley boy, you'd rather see people DIE then admit YOU SOLD KANSAS CITY JUNK!

Jim Claxton NKC said...

I'm interested that your tipster got Mr. Gerend to go on record with this, looks like he's doing more work than most of the reporters in KC.

Anonymous said...

Trolley boy don't need no stinkin' facts, 2:41.

Anonymous said...

Toot toot. Hoot. Skreeeeeeech. Crash. Clunk.

Anonymous said...

Go collect your check trolley boy

I already cashed it and ADDED IT TO THE GIGANTIC PILES OF STREETCAR CASH I HAVE LYING AROUND MY GOLD MANSION - ALL PAID FOR WITH THE TRILLIONS IN STREETCAR CASH PASSED AROUND TO US GREEDY DEVELOPERS!!!

I HAVE ROOMS FULL OF STREETCAR CASH!!!

I DIVE INTO POOLS OF GOLD COINS LIKE SCROOGE McDUCK!!! I LIGHT MY CIGARS WITH $100,000 BILLS!!! ALL BECAUSE YOU SUCKERS VOTED FOR IT!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Anonymous said...

Trolley boy is to the streetcar as Sean Spicer is to Trump.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE SO MUCH STREETCAR CASH I USE IT AS:

A SNACK TABLE!!!

A LITTER BOX FOR MY CAT!!!

BECAUSE WE'RE ALL RICH, SUCKERS!!!

Anonymous said...

HERE WE ARE DOIN' IT ON STREETCAR CASH!!!

Man, there's dumb, and then there's this "awesome blog community."

Anonymous said...

Look at this quote from a Cincinnati news story:

Hilvers later confirmed Friday afternoon that Kansas City's new streetcar system -- the only other in the country to use this vehicle model -- has seen similar issues, although KC Streetcar spokeswoman Donna Mandelbaum declined to comment on the specific nature of technical issues seen in their streetcar vehicles.

http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/what-caused-4-streetcar-vehicles-to-break-down-at-once

Anonymous said...

Dumb maybe. At least we're not shills for a corrupt, clueless civic administration.

Did you get Mayor Bullhorn his scotch? He gets upset when he has to take his big head out of the trough twice to ask :)

Anonymous said...

So much time to kill at City Hall! Well, we know you're not governing or anything...:)

Anonymous said...

TKC Kick-ass community is actually jean penis bakers and trolllzzzzz

Anonymous said...

That would be so cute to see it sliding down the Main Street hills south of Pershing Road if they ever extended it to UMKC. The tourist train would now become a roller coaster with no brakes.

Anonymous said...

The tipster got his info from here:

http://tonyskcstreetcar.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Just yesterday I went to go to the bathroom, but I couldn't get my pants down because of ALL THE STREETCAR CASH JAMMED INTO MY POCKETS!!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the corrupt media is covering up how the streetcar careened sideways down Main Street, killing two KU basketball players in the process. They are clearly paid off!!

Anonymous said...

If I comment on a fake news site, does that mean I'm a fake troll?

Anonymous said...

Hee hee. Funny. Almost as funny as building a shoddy boutique rail attraction with no revenue stream. :)

Anonymous said...

You are allowed to wear pants? I thought they made you wear the streetcar cheerleader outfit when you're giving the mayor those afternoon mouth jobs.

Anonymous said...

CINCINNATI MEDIA OBVIOUSLY PAID OFF WITH STREETCAR MONEY, WCPO ON SLY'S PAYROLL

Anonymous said...

Its not toot toot its "ding ding....ding ding" kerplunk. Watch out for those flying bricks too.

Anonymous said...

BREAKING IN KC NOW:

water main on 16th & main. No mo choo choo today

tracy thomas said...

It seems the City of KCMO can't put the brakes on--the toy train any more than they can put the brakes on their endless attempts to spend money recklessly. Voters don't trust them. The pollsters for Steve Glorioso have secretly leaked just how in trouble the 123GO Bond issue is April 4. The voters need to send a message to the council--even when you pretend to tell the truth, you don't.
You lied today about the toy train is in the shop for "unspecified maintenance".
You're lying next week about the projects.
And you don't tell the BIG truth which is, even if Shields and Jolie pass some ordinance right after the election, THE CITY CAN STILL BORROW MONEY FROM THE 123 FUNDS--and pay it back later, when they get around to doing a project.

That's what's wrong. Constant borrowing. The City Council are a bunch of carnival grifters running an endless shell game.
LOL--the verify quiz to prove I am not a robot had a quiz--click all photos that contain a bus!!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW TRACY MY QUIZ HAD PICTURES OF HANDJOBS SO NATURALLY I THOUGHT OF U

Anonymous said...

i hope this doesn't turn out to be totally true.

i've been in favor of the streetcar but could change my mind.

yikes.

Anonymous said...

Touch my size.

Anonymous said...

Streetcar service suspended after water main break at 16th, Main. TV 5 3:51 PM


Didn't they supposedly replaced all this stuff?

Anonymous said...

Streetcar service supplemented with buses this morning due to maintenance needs. Look for "streetcar link" buses on the route!!!!

All Aboardahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Anonymous said...

The only thing that Toot Toot Toot has accomplished is providing a source of amusement for its antics. See you at the ground breaking or I mean the grave opening. HA HA HA HA HA

Anonymous said...

6:17pm asks a very serious question:
Wasn't the explanation and some of the rationale for how much the streetcar project cost and how long it took was because ALL the utility work and upgrades along the Main Street route?
Yes it was.
Isn't 16th and Main along the route?
Yes it is.
Want to see this trick again?
Pass the $800 million bond issue.
Just look at how much money has already been spent on the GO campaign, where it has come from, and who has gotten it.
If that's not enough to vote NO, not much is!

Anonymous said...

^^^ Excellent point.

KC is just one big con game. Glad to see that TV news is at least doing some reporting on this because I didn't see the water main break or the streetcar shut down in the newspaper at all. They're becoming just a press outlet for city hall.

Anonymous said...

I pronounce the TOOT TOOT officially DEAD. Lets dig a big hole and drive it in. Will the advocates send some cheerleaders to cry for the ceremony. It is so sad maybe making another HOORAH video will help this poor sick TOOT TOOT get well. Can anybody get a Hippity Hopper to say some obscenities while some guys beating a rhythm on the side of the dead Toot Toot.

Anonymous said...

The entire concept sucks!!!!