Tuesday, March 07, 2017

TKC MUST SEE!!! FEAR KANSAS CITY BRIDJ TRANSIT TECH BIZ FLOP AFTER MORE THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS WASTED!!!



An EPIC investment, lots of big talk about ride-sharing alternatives and so much media hype didn't help a Kansas City transit biz experiment that turned out to be a bust.

Take a look at the most important news reality check out there that our mainstream friends and "journalists" have mostly downplayed:

How a Failed Experiment Could Still Be the Future of Public Transit
More description on the ride share van app demise . . .

"It flopped. Just 1,480 people rode on a Bridj van, a laughably small figure in a city of 2 million people. The city launched the program with the Boston mobility startup in March 2016, and in the past six months just one-third of riders took more than 10 rides. The one-year, $1.3 million project ended Friday. You might call it a failure.

Government officials and transit researchers call it a success."

And here's the backwards logic that powers most local government ventures into the private sector . . .

“I’ll be honest: The ridership was not the top priority,” says Jameson Auten, who leads the innovation division of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. “The top priority for us was learning who uses on demand. Really, the big goal for us was learning itself.”

Another cruel reality . . . Fewer people are using public transportation. Most people are simply calling an Uber.

Moreover . . .

THE EPIC KANSAS CITY TRANSIT TECH FAIL REMINDS US THAT MEDIA HYPE AND HIGH HOPES CAN'T CREATE DEMAND OVER THE LONG TERM . . . THE SAME LESSON APPLIES TO SO MANY OTHER TRANSIT EFFORTS BASED ON TWEETS, SMILES AND SECRET VOTES!!!

Sadly, this town is slow to learn the all-too-important lesson that the road to bankruptcy and/or Hell is paved with good intentions and sometimes real talk about money is more important than polite "Kansas City" nice pleasantries that ultimately cost big money.

You decide . . .

22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess hiring Frank White's son didn't help the situation for the KC ATA?

Louie Wright said...

It's the streetcar's fault!!!

Real KC said...

This is the streetcar's future if they don't get that extension with their illegal vote. And then more tax increases on residents and businesses.

Anonymous said...

Only $1 million wasted?
In KCMO government that's chump change.
Double up and try it again!
And by the way, the vast majority of the two million metro residents cited own their own vehicles and drive them to places they want to go.
Which is mostly NOT to KCMO and certainly NOT downtown.
Now who's the next slick salesman outside the council chambers wanting to sell the NEXT BIG THING to the rubes?

Anonymous said...

Fucking stupid name, those vans don't even look right. Looks like something to take Ford employees to and from the parking lots.

Anonymous said...

No wonder it failed. It had limited routes and limited schedules. Few people even knew it existed or how they could benefit from it.

Anonymous said...

They should take all the Bridj vans and run them from Union Station to the Plaza for free all day, every day. That should take care of the streetcar expansion fans.

Anonymous said...


the article as written, "honestly"...that would suggest they, the CITY haven't been honest to it's citizens up to that point..so, you KC folks, give the same folks 800M...very, very LARGE, fasten your seat belts and watch what happens...

Anonymous said...

A very expensive education for a couple of dumbos. I never head about it , probably advertised in the Star. I would have used it every day if I would have known it was available. Lets forget these cheap lessons and get started on the expensive lessons TOOT TOOT TOO T

Anonymous said...

BRIDJ TO NOWHERE??

Next up?

$800M G.O. Bonds UP IN FLAMES!!

Anonymous said...

Low-income Americans may have to prioritize purchasing health care coverage over gadgets such as iPhones


Weez ain't gonna go for diz zhit dat weez will tell yuz!

MR STOPLIGHTS said...

Tornados hit Kansas but Columbia MO spared.
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/boone-county-warning-expires-without-tornado/article_55da0c58-02b2-11e7-ad50-7b5477e12d78.html

Proof that GOD IS A MIZZOU FAN!!!

Bob said...

When anyone opens with "I'll be honest," you have to suspect that every other statement he has made was a lie. And since he lies so often, he's probably lying about being honest this time.

Hyperblogal said...

Ridership is not the first priority of a transit system. That's a new one.

Super Dave said...

More or less what I thought as well Hyper

Anonymous said...

The first priority was to squeeze as much money as possible out of the peasants. The second priority was to distrubute as much as possible of that money to the movers and the shakers. The third priority is to do it all over again. There is no fourth priority.

Anonymous said...

Democrim KCowtown. If, if, if, if, if,....okie doke!

Anonymous said...

More tech bubble stupidity.

Can't stand that way local media always falls for these kind of things. .

Anonymous said...

Best line: Bridj to nowhwere!

Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Bring back Lyft. That would be much better.

Jessica Logsdon said...

"Bridj To Nowhere" for the wynn!!!!

Anonymous said...

Go away whore. You're as funny as cramps.

The groids hated it. The drivers made them act human. They couldn't of course so the white people fled and didn't use it.

IT'S THE TRUTH!!! PROVE ME WRONG!!!