Wednesday, August 02, 2017
NEWSFLASH!!! KANSAS CITY REGIONAL TRANSIT ALLIANCE ENDORSES CLAY CHASTAIN STREETCAR EXTENSION PLAN!!!
The Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance (RTA) has ENDORSED Clay Chastain's streetcar plan that's up for a vote on August 8th . . .
Word according to the transit activist on Question 2:
"This fair, bold and forward-thinking group has stepped forward to take a leadership role in guiding Kansas City voters on a visionary and innovative petition proposal to vastly improve the City's public transportation infrastructure."
An endorsement penned by streetcar dude David Johnson which is an impressive turnabout considering these dudes were at each other's throats last year:
KCRTA supports Question 2 on August 8 ballot
This proposal is drastically different from others offered by Clay Chastain, all of which we have opposed in the past.
- It does not divert funding from the city’s 3/8th cent sales tax, which is essential for maintaining core bus service. Instead, it creates new funding sources for bus operations.
- It includes a scope of work that can be scaled to available revenue – assuming federal funds are made available – through a “build what you can” caveat that would allow progress to continue in reasonable phases.
- It provides a strong response to Question 1, an unreasonable anti-streetcar position on the same ballot.
You decide . . .