Tuesday, August 01, 2017
KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR 'SUSTAINABILITY' PRIZE PUSH BACK!!!
A recent toy train honor has earned rebuke from Kansas City streetcar critics.
Check both sides of the story . . .
Innovation in Sustainability Award-Winner Transforms Kansas City
Sherri McIntyre, Kansas City’s assistant city manager and director of public works. “The streetcar has just changed the dynamics here tremendously.”
TKC Blog Community Reaction:
"I think there is agreement on that. The streetcar has caused River Market to become a park & ride parking lot. It has cause traffic problems because Main Street is no longer viable for automobile travel. It has increased the sales tax rate in the district to over 11% (one of the highest rates in the country) & increased property taxes. And a bunch of tax exempt apartments was added whose residents are getting government services and not paying for them.:
You decide . . .