Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Sound Of The Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar As We Count Rigged Ridership & Votes!!!
Hype for the Kansas City toy train streetcar continues at ludicrous speed thanks to a small army of paid consultants, politicos, lawyers, mariachis and developers touting tourist rides rather than focusing on transit across town.
To be fair, Streetcar authority ridership numbers were released again today and once again they offer good news for the dweebs who submit to the the authority of local B-list lawyers and amateur urban planners . . .
The fake news highlights . . .
- On the July 4th weekend, 30,391 rides were completed.
- The largest ridership day to date was July 16, 2016, when 15,780 rides were completed in one day.
- During the month of July, 233,683 trips were completed.
Still, the bright side of this train to nowhere is that all of this hype has drawn increasing skepticism.
A word today from one of the best and brightest of our blog community offers ALTERNATIVE info and perspective . . .
"We all know the streetcar numbers are grossly inflated and not audited by an independent outside agency . . . Here are examples of where audits proved other cities wrong in their claims of ridership and reliability. Cincinnati uses the same manufacturer of their streetcar as Kansas City and they've had lots of problems."
Portland Streetcar annual ridership inflated by 19 percent, 1.1 million rides, audit reports
Cincinnati Has a Streetcar Problem
Cincinnati Streetcar Is Exactly the Spectacular Shitshow Everyone Expected It To Be
Cincinnati Streetcars’ “Catastrophic Failures”
Top 10 Misrepresentations of the Cincinnati Streetcar Project
Streetcars are Built For Development, Not Transportation
Streetcars Are A Publicity Stunt And Detroit's New Trolley Is No Different
Normally we end this post with "you decide" BUT the worst part of the downtown toy train disaster is the THE KANSAS CITY STREETCAR ACTIVELY UNDERMINES LOCAL DEMOCRACY BY WAY OF GERRYMANDERING AND VOTER SUPPRESSION which today's election returns will almost certainly confirm.
You decide . . .