Thursday, November 02, 2017

TKC Follow-Up Question: Do You Feel Safe Riding The Bus In Kansas City???

We talked about the new KCPD Transit Unit (No Fishsticks) recently and here's a bit of follow-up on how it might be working to at least protect bus drivers and possibly clean up some of the most dangerous stops in Kansas City. Take a look:

KCATA: Partnership with police leads to fewer attacks on operators

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Police Officer Christopher Sticken is a familiar face at the 31st and Troost bus stop. "We'll pull up and they'll immediately start walking away," Sticken said of the crowds that loiter on the corner. He's one of the two officers who make up the KCPD Transit Unit.

14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I will now start riding the bus to work.

Anonymous said...

They don’t have the bus in my neck of rthe woods, thank god!

Anonymous said...

Yes I feel safe. But I am armed and ready to shoot and kill an urban hood rat for any reason at all. Would I feel safe if I was some weak dick millenial? Definitely not.

Anonymous said...

Depends on what time it is and what area of town I will be riding. Anything east of Main is a no go.

Hyperblogal said...

I don't feel safe sitting in my house.

Anonymous said...

The good news is you are never going to get in a wreck on the bus because the hood boons keep shooting the drivers.

Anonymous said...

Of course I don't feel safe riding the bus, or standing at a bus stop, or walking on the street, or anything else in this town. The bad guys have taken over. No one is safe.

Bryan M. Stalder said...

We need to do a better job of overcoming the stigmas associated with riding the bus. There are many things we can do to improve the public transit experience in Kansas City, but we need to increase ridership and provide KCATA with the feedback they need to make these improvements.

Most folks in Northeast are surprised when I tell them that they can ride the bus directly to Boulevard Brewery or Swope Park without a transfer. I'm working on some strategies for making this more widely known.

Anyway, having KCPD as a partner is another great step for improving the Ride KC experience.

Anonymous said...

Just TWO COPS for the entire bus system?
Wow! I feel safer already!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, how I'll "feel" safe on the bus? Lemme see here.
Kevlar suit? Check!
Riot helmet? Check!
Lysol spray? Check!
Clorox wipes? Check!
CCW? Check!
Rose colored glasses? Damn it, forgot to buy those!

Anonymous said...

I feel safe on the buses, it is the motorist I am scared of.

Anonymous said...

@the esteemed Esq. BMS, says the guy who wouldn't be caught dead riding the bus with either 1) thugs that permeate the bus system, or 2) riff-raff that he considers to be anyone that doesn't share his prorgessive ideals.

Joseph Turner said...

As a highly educated affluent smarter than the rest of the filth on this blog, YES I feel ok riding the buses. Since everyone knows I am a MIZZOU grad, everyone loves and respects me, including bus patrons. That’s why I ride both the bus/Max and the Streetcar. And the fact I piss you people off makes it even better. And I know you people will do nothing about it.

Anonymous said...

I love and respect you, Joseph Turner.

As for me riding the bus, no. One negro is too many.