Saturday, April 29, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY TREES AND TRAFFIC TECH TOP CITY HALL GO BOND PRIORITIES!!!



Thanks to the denizens of our AWESOME TKC BLOG COMMUNITY we've got a sneak peek at a couple of the more interesting items that the City Manager's office will champion now that they're holding an $800-MILLION check from Kansas City taxpayers.

To wit . . .

KANSAS CITY INSIDERS SEEM EXCITED ABOUT TREES AND STREET TECH PRIORITIES NOW AT THE TOP OF CITY HALL'S TO-DO LIST!!!



Here's the word from an AWESOME TKC TIPSTER . . .

TREE-HUGGER AND TECH HEADS UNITE IN KANSAS CITY!!!

With the approval of the GO bonds, City Manager Troy Schulte is expected to unveil very soon ideas for how to divvy up the cookie jar.

Environmental do-gooders are pushing council members hard to ensure there is money for their projects to be included. The two biggest items on their wish list are for traffic synchronization and trees.

Yes, TREES! The planting of trees could really help improve the environment by taking toxic emissions out of the air.

As one City Hall denizen said this would take tons of carbon out of the air and keep tons from getting in. And this simultaneous dual approach would make Kansas City an environmental pioneer in the US.

While watching trees grow is more fun than watching paint dry, it does take a while for a tree to get big enough to give a big ole hug.

The biggest bang for the city's buck is a new-fangled traffic synchronization system. The computerized system would mean the days of sitting in stop-and-go traffic on U.S. 71 would be a thing of the past. It wouldn't just help with the environment but road rage. It would also help get folks home faster after a big concert or Big 12 tournament game at the Sprint Center. Council members could get credit for improving traffic at the worst intersections in their districts (Timing excellent with elections coming up next year).

Topeka, Wichita and Columbia are already on board with improving their intersections. MODOT and KDOT too. Kansas City has done some small projects including on Main Street for the toy train. The savings are big time. In West Des Moines, drivers have saved millions in time and gas costs through their system.

Let's hope the tree-huggers and the techies help put Kansas City on the environmental map. And that's not just hot air!
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24 Comments:

Love TKC said...

This is nice but the truth is already clear.

The new go bond money is going to the streetcar, the broadway bridge and the hotel. Anything left over will be spent on the campaign for a new airport.

But I agree that trees and stoplight sync is how they're going to sell it while they're looting in the background.

Crazy Clown said...

I'll remind KCMO that any time theres public money (TAX PAYER MONEY) involved in any Corruption & Fraud, with city officials or state officials,,, you can expect the FBI, MBI and DOJ to come knocking at your door, with Handcuffs !!!

Remember what I did to the previous KCMO Administration back in the early 1990's under Clever , don't forget it, I'm still around and will be for a while !!!!

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile in Phoenix low cost autonomous shuttles give people better transport options, and could extend the streetcar right now for very little cost, but that wouldn't provide the local pork, it would only solve transportation issues and would not help with crony back scratch need to fill the pork trough.

KC is blowing the smart city essence which is pools of autonomous vehicles, and is prepared to waste many tens of millions more, now they are inventing
Uber when it already exists, what a farce.

If Johnson County is so foolish as to let ATA extend KCMO pork fest to rule over them by extension, they are really letting down their citizenry. Johnson County does a hell of a lot better at efficient services than KCMO, but there is not the drama of all the pork and lawyers being carved up by Sly and the Rockhurst mafia.

Byron Funkhouser said...

"Remember what I did ..." ?

Crazy forgets that he's hiding behind an alias.

But, at least, he does understand that he's a crazy clown.

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- 4 The Love Of Hardwood

When she started, it was a twig!!!

Anonymous said...

Plant more Sweet Gum's that's what we need

Anonymous said...

Funkhouser chastising someone about "hiding behind an alias"? That's rich. Between, Byron, lil byron, and anonymous posts, Funkhouser sucks the oxygen out of the room.

Anonymous said...

I have something big and round she could hug.


And yes Byron there was a city here before you came along and started telling us how wrong we all are.

Anonymous said...

Bend over and take it in the arse the way you like it

Silverback Sly said...

Amazing how Byron likes to speak of a city he doesn't even reside in.

Anonymous said...

Plus downtown dwellers get to vote twice on the new Jiffy Lube TDD special and a Toot Toot extension!

Anonymous said...

Weez needz to compete with Oklahoma City, Dez Moinez, And Omaha.

Anonymous said...

traffic synchronization system

LMAO!

Anonymous said...

Let me guess SLie still believes the creatives are going to pay all the property taxes and the debt he's running up.

Anonymous said...

I know we will never get our streets and sidewalks replaced with the bond money but jeez man, this sucks bad to give it up to something they could do with city employees in a few days time just to synchronizie stoplights. They already have good people that can do this.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your statement that the city can do this for no cost, the problem is Slick and Troy can't take bond money for pet projects if the city does this work themselves.

Anonymous said...

The new stoplights added in River Market are total disasters. They someway sense when you are approaching the intersection and then turn red. You sit there for five plus minutes as no cars go by.

The Truth About Joseph Turner said...

Here's what people think about synchronized STOPLIGHTS and the people behind them

http://www.newspressnow.com/opinion/editorials/keep-eye-on-the-belt/article_6c1b4355-f8a2-5ad2-81a6-2c4529f1822c.html

And look who's name shows up in this article: Joseph Turner of MoDOT's St. Joe office. The Mizzou grad that no one likes.

All you have to do is search the St. Joe News Press for his name or anything about traffic lights and you'll find out how much he is hated by the people up there.

Anonymous said...

And this is what we need. More PR while our city is being looted by the streetcar and then the airport.

Anonymous said...

Byron, you have always said what a bad ass you are. I call BULLSHIT. It is very easy to find you, I wonder why don't you invite us? ( pussy fuck, You know I have already found you) You cried last year when I found you on your bus route) Waaaaa Byron will not give his address, he is a fucking pussy.

Bryan M. Stalder, Esq. said...

In the 2015 city council race, Jim Glover promoted traffic light synchronization repeatedly. No other candidates spoke about that that I am aware of.

Anonymous said...

She aint from around hear. That's a palm tree she is hugging. Plus which, she's not fat and she doesn't have tats.

Unknown said...

My tree needs a daily hug, too!!!

Unknown said...

My tree needs a daily hug, too!!!