Thursday, January 11, 2018

Kansas City Streetcar Towed In Today's Ice



A few readers have requested that our blog community point out buses are up and running in today's bad weather . . . That's true enough.

HOWEVER, our blog community doesn't want to gloat on the misfortune of anyone trying to make their way this icy Kansas City tundra. It's only with the interests of taxpayers in mind that our blog community insists: The impact of tough Midwestern weather on the future of the streetcar is something that deserves public discussion.

And so, we appreciate the workers doing what must be an exceptionally hard job along the streetcar line today. Checkit:

KMBC: Kansas City Streetcar towed to clear lines

You decide . . .

29 Comments:

Anonymous said...

the streetcars sure seems to have a lot of problems. How much is Sly making under the table on this project?

Anonymous said...

It doesn’t work when there is ice or snow on the power lines or the tracks, but sLIE wants more of this throughout the city. To go 18 miles it will cost more than the airport, that’s over a billion dollars, 2.2 miles has cost us160 million, the next 3.7 is going to cost us 224 million, that’s 384 million for 5.9 miles. As usual sLIE doesn’t give a damn about the rest of the city outside of the downtown loop where the money is needed desperately, just his tiny little downtown

Anonymous said...

It's really difficult to imagine something that makes KCMO seem more like the little cow town it really is than reports on local television news about how THE streetcar is doing every day.
World class. Third World!
How about some cutting-edge reporting on the operation of the sewer system?
What an embarrassing joke!

Hyperblogal said...

Meanwhile, the bus keeps running.

Anonymous said...

I know they were counting on global warming to solve this problem. But it seems that we are having global cooling in KC, the ice age is returning. So they need to sign up all those amusement ride cheerleaders and just push or pull those cars back to the maintenance shop.

Super Dave said...

Send Sly the tow bill this was all his idea.

Anonymous said...

Why are we using a A fossil fuel tow truck ? It should be an all Electric or Solar powered

Anonymous said...

Really bad day for the streetcar.

Doesn't work while traffic works.

Needs a tow.

And then buses prove more reliable.

Anonymous said...

A bunch of ghouls on this blog. Why would you celebrate the misfortune of other people. Like you have never needed a tow in your life?

Jameson said...

^^^ Yes, everyone needs a tow sometimes but we're talking about some consistent breakdowns by the street car during inclement weather. Please try to keep up.

Anonymous said...

How often does our clown mayor ride the streetcar ?

Anonymous said...

STFU

Anonymous said...

STFU

Anonymous said...

Shut the fuck up. A ghoul is better than a dipshit faggot

Anonymous said...

He’s too fucking fat, they won’t let him on it.

Anonymous said...

Are you speaking from experience ?

Anonymous said...

Toot Toot Well wonder of wonders the horn still works. Lets put it at Union Station and grow morning glories on it and let kids play in it. That would work all year around.

Anonymous said...

@1:25Pm-You have to remember that TKC is populated by nothing but pants-shitting goons. These dotards have no one and nothing in their lives. The sit all day alone on this blog bitching about everything. They don't do anything, go anywhere, or talk to anyone. They see this world passing them by and all they can do is complain. Forget about them. They are already dead.

Anonymous said...

That picture says it all.......Roflmao, lol, lol ,lol lol . You just can’t make this crap up Lol,lol,lol

Anonymous said...

^^^Pro tip: Nobody under 70 uses ROL. Especially Roflmao. Nobody.

Anonymous said...

"TKC is populated by nothing but pants-shitting goons."

So that would include you. Call your nurse to change your Depends.

Anonymous said...

^^So that would include you. Call your nurse to change your Depends.

Anonymous said...

Toot toot. Skid. Clunk. Uh-oh, better get MAACO.

Anonymous said...

3:12: Oooooh, clever! Touche! Ouch! Oh, my! Your witty repartee is beyond description.

northlander said...

In bad weather just when you need a ride you need to call a Taxi .

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the poopy ass obsessed buttboi chimes in around the clock to do nothing but BITCHING. In between rants, he gets out plenty, all hours, and is never alone in those Barry BathHouse stalls. He even talks to his buttboiz while shitting his own pants--his favorite kink.

Anonymous said...

1:58 shut up slie

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:23, agree but picture needs a banner that reads "Slie's Legacy"

Anonymous said...

I wish the dumbasses in this cowtown would learn about rapid transit and stop saying the streetcar should go to the airport. It's not high speed rail idiots! What are they going to do, tear up highwy 29, put rails in the concrete, and run overhead electrical wires for the 38 miles per hour streetcar to go to the airport in two hours.