Thursday, August 10, 2017
Toy Train Streetcar Déjà Vu Scam Explained
This week, voters throughout Kansas City told our elected leaders that the future of the streetcar should be decided by the entire populace in an open, Democratic process and not by just a few voters carefully selected by development lawyers.
Cynically, paid Toy train supporters are threatening to defy the election and continue with their plans.
In this video from VOX . . . The progressive news outlet offers a balanced and reasonable analysis of streetcar efforts throughout the U.S. and their conclusion is that the toy train trend across the U.S. is not about transit, it's mostly about economic development.
Given the preponderance of TIF, subsidy and free publicity along Kansas City's streetcar line . . . This phenomena is even more pronounced and admitted by some of the more honest streetcar supporters. And so, if the streetcar is about economic development and not public transportation . . . Then cheerleaders for this streetcar extension are touting the interests of developers over the will of the voting public.
Check the clip . . .
You decide . . .