Saturday, September 09, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY STREETCAR CONFRONTS MORE PRESSURE TO STOP FREE RIDES!!!
Questions of disparity and lost revenue persist as voters demand more accountability from The Kansas City Streetcar Authority.
While working poor bus riders are forced to pay their share to fund local transit, streetcar riders enjoying luxury living space and night life don't have to pay a dime.
To wit . . .
CHECK THIS EPIC COST ANALYSIS FROM THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY WHICH OFFERS A PEEK AT TOY TRAIN LOST REVENUE THANKS TO UNFAIR FREE RIDES!!!
Here's part of the breakdown . . .
"The Kansas City streetcar tallied its 2 millionth ride Friday, May 5, 2017. If they would have been charging the tourists to use it that would have meant potentially $6-million revenue that could have been used to offset the estimated $11-million a year in operating expenses."
There's a trend at play here . . .
Detroit has cancelled streetcar free rides.
Furthermore . . .
AMID UPCOMING STREETCAR ELECTIONS, THE TOPIC OF FARES HAS GARNERED MORE ATTENTION AND ADVOCACY FROM LOCALS WHO BELIEVE THAT ENDING FREE RIDES IS ESSENTIAL IN SECURING MORE STREETCAR REVENUE AND SUSTAINABILITY!!!
That's right, there are a growing number of strident streetcar supporters who see fares as a way to pay for a proposed extension.
After all, if the Kansas City toy train streetcar is soooooooo popular, that means people would gladly pay for the service, right?
You decide . . .