Wednesday, May 17, 2017
KANSAS CITY FOLLOWS DETROIT DOWN STREETCAR BOONDOGGLE TRACK!!!
As promises of economic development have been broken and mostly unrealized without exorbitant additional local government subsidy, Kansas City residents demand a more critical look at coverage of this town's most controversial form of transit.
And so . . .
THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST AMONG OUR KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY POINT US TO THIS TOY TRAIN STREETCAR REALITY CHECK!!!
Here's vital info on "The death spiral of rail travel" meticulously documented:
More insight on the topic . . .
You could take this article and substitute Kansas City for Detroit and the "shoe" would fit perfectly. Why don’t we see this type of article in the Kansas City Star, rather than reprints of trolley press releases?
“The QLine already depends on sky-high ridership estimates to break even: 5,000-8,000 passengers per day.”
“The argument for streetcars as economic development has been made in every American city that talked itself into one—it’s the first thing that is in all of the QLine’s literature. But in Detroit, where cars rule, it could actually serve a higher purpose: to convince people that transit is a good thing, even though the QLine in its current iteration is more of an amusement park ride than actual equitable transit.”
Sadly, our warm weather series of hype events and loving coverage continues . . .
You decide . . .