Wednesday, August 30, 2017
KANSAS CITY STREETCAR FACT CHECK: HOW MUCH DID THE TOY TRAIN COST???
Quick midweek debate as Kansas City struggles to cope with fake news and propaganda vs. real accounting in all developments.
Here's the question . . .
"Who manages the @kcstreetcar Twitter account? They insist streetcar only cost $102M but the Business Journal documented all the coat increases that inflated the final bill to $114M (and that figure still excludes utility costs) and this figure has been widely cited by numerous publications. I just figured if someone is going to tweet publicly they should be informed about the subject for which they are the voice of. Or at least refrain from responding!"
Fact . . . The Streetcar Authority keeps their social media deets secret, even the poor guy paid to spam this blog whenever we post about the streetcar.
The costs, maintenance and projected expenses are well hidden from the voting public . . . @KCStreetcar mostly tweets promotional junk and fake ridership numbers calculated by very friendly robots.
LIKE IT OR NOT, THE MORE THAN 10% DISPUTE IN ACCOUNTING REVEALS BAD FAITH REGARDING TRANSPARENCY FROM STREETCAR SUPPORTERS!!!
Meanwhile, the anti-union streetcar continues on pace to expand despite a recent election DEMANDING a CITYWIDE election to do so.
Developing . . .