Saturday, March 18, 2017

TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR THREATENED BY EPIC PREZ TRUMP BUDGET CUTS!!!



Specials thanks to our blog community for keeping us in the loop about the crackdown on federal transit funds proposed by Prez Trump.

On Thursday our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY warned that the Prez Trump budget proposal targeted the toy train and brings funding to a FULL STOP under new budget goals.

Now . . . Our the newspaper catches up to our lead . . .

Dead Tree Media: Trump’s budget could affect Kansas City streetcar expansion

The "could" part of the headline is optimistic and misleading . . . TIGER GRANTS have long been a target of Republicans given that they're awarded like shameful civic welfare to politically compliant districts . . . Now, the new administration looks to refocus priorities and push forward with more substantial projects, the streetcar scheme is not included, of course . . . Given increasing rail obsolescence.

You decide . . .

28 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Plunder at will!

Anonymous said...

Federal budget cuts are nowhere near as damaging to the streetcar folly as its utter uselessness, ridiculous expense, and inconvenience.
DOA and yet KCMO taxpayers will be stuck with this fiasco for decades.
What's the next BIG BIG THING?
Mike's hotel.
It never ends.

Anonymous said...

We won't survive as a species without an extension! Our entire future depends on this extension! We need to import the tourists!

Anonymous said...

Weez needz to put in those 300sq ft apartmentZ that rent 4 $800 a munth next to the train. Diz will zolve mozt of da fundin ting.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^+1!

Anonymous said...

Gosh! I thought taxpayers voted down any toy train extension.

Anonymous said...

Trolley boy don't need no stinkin' taxpayer votes!

Anonymous said...

the budget is the beginning of the negotiation.

that's the way trump does it.

then, hopefully it gets amended into a common-sense result.

the common-sense result, however, might be to not expand the streetcar yet.

Anonymous said...

Yet?

Anonymous said...

Common sense

Hmm we have perfectly functioning Max bus system serving Main St.

Let's think now

Anonymous said...

And self-driving cars and buses will be here before a streetcar extension would ever get completed.

Anonymous said...

I applaud the elimination of New Starts, the program that gives transit agencies incentives to build expensive and obsolete transit systems.

Anonymous said...

It could still be built if locals were willing to put up 100 percent of the costs.

Anonymous said...

Huh

Anonymous said...

Thank You President Trump. You are a smart man. We need to start re electing you right now. No TOOT NO TOOT and Vote NO Go Bonds NOon #1 No on #2 and NO on #3 See you at the canceled groundbreaking. HA HA HA HA HA TOOT TOOT

Anonymous said...

Since the developers of expensive apartments seem to want the streetcar, and the city is giving them 15 year tax abatements, how about if they pay for the streetcar extension if they really want it?

Anonymous said...

^^^ LOL right sure they will

Retro ROCKER said...

Keep the downtown train between the river market and union station the tourist love it but no train to the Plaza that can be dicey the crime in Midtown not enough police to patrol drive byes with automatic weapons

Anonymous said...

Wow.

So it passed through both houses of Congress already huh? Wow.

The key word The Star uses here is "could."

But, see, I remember what you said.

"Money and grant funding...has been slashed.

"THE STREETCAR BOOM UNDER PREZ OBAMA HAS NOW BEEN CUT"

"...the streetcar funding now at FULL STOP"

HAS BEEN slashed. NOW BEEN cut. FULL STOP.

Done deal, according to Kansas City's Streetcar psycho!

But that's not really the case at all.

Is it?

Anonymous said...

NO MUNNY 4 NOGS

Anonymous said...

Trolley Boy aka Trolley Girl just can't contain her excitement.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln3sNwccHxI

Anonymous said...

I waited all day on Friday for the promised groundbreaking for the extension of the street car. Was it TRUMPED? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone...this is Chuck. Be sure to read my next post. It's coming very soon. As soon as I get my tin hat strapped on and the microwave delivers it, I'll have big news about the bloody civil war that is raging in our streets! You won't want to miss this...turns out the illuminati may be involved!

Anonymous said...

^^^^. Suck trying to convince everyone that he's the sane one and Chuck is the crazy one.

Anonymous said...

2:52 PM-Just an FYI, I have no dog in this fight, but if you really weren't chuck, you wouldn't keep responding. You keep taking the bait and falling for it every time.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ nice try, Suck. No, I'm not Chuck. I just hate people that try and censor opinions that they don't like. I got plenty of time on my hands.

The nice thing is, other people are now going after Suck too. The real Chuck is just sitting back, enjoying the view.

Anonymous said...

Nobody likes chuck but keep going with that.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Suck, people don't like Chuck but everyone HATES you. Why don't you go the fuck away, moron?