Tuesday, August 15, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! SCATHING U.S. DOT AUDIT REVEALS MANY DEFICIENCIES IN KANSAS CITY STREETCAR AUTHORITY MANAGEMENT OF TOY TRAIN!!!
Despite the constant hype, the Kansas City streetcar FAILS to live up to several requirements for Federal funding according to the latest review performed for the U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration Region 7.
To wit . . .
THANKS TO KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS FOR SHARING THIS SCATHING REPORT THAT REVEALS THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR OPERATING IN A FAULTY AND SECRETIVE MANNER ON MANY COUNTS!!!
But first . . .
As always our blog community offers the FIRST WORD about the consequences of this report . . .
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS TELL US:"The city is incompetent at managing the streetcar. The feds can make the city pay back all the federal funding. This isn't just a streetcar issue. They have the same issues with grant money from the feds for road construction . . ."
Now let's review the DOX . . .
CHECK THE EXCLUSIVE DOX FOR YOURSELF . . . HERE'S THE FISCAL YEAR 2017 TRIENNIAL REVIEW FEATURING SOME HORRIBLE DEFICIENCIES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR!!!
We invite our readers to help us review in the comments, but, we believe the best way to start is to focus on the places where the Streetcar Authority didn't live up to it's agreements . . . Check the quick guide to these Kansas City Toy Train failures:
The most glaring highlights include but aren't limited to:
- Lack of required cost/price analysis for the procurement of new vehicles for the fleet.
- Out of date fleet management plans.
- Late vehicle preventive maintenance.
Like it or not, the FAIL of the toy train in so many respects shows us constant cheerleading and hype won't help Kansas City secure more federal funds but instead overlooks the management duties of this organization that has mostly worked to subvert local elections and pursue a costly downtown-focused development agenda at the expense of the rest of this town . . .
Local news hasn't provided any real coverage of this audit so we THANK OUR BLOG COMMUNITY FOR OFFERING THESE DEETS FIRST and for all of Kansas City to see how the streetcar is FAILS to live up to the expectation of its patrons.
You decide . . .