Wednesday, October 18, 2017
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY NORTHLAND RAGE AGAINST MoDOT AND METRO POLITICAL INACTION!!!
Reaction from residents to a proposed piecemeal solution from transit officials to a crumbling Kansas City bridge has been fast & furious. Here's one of the VERY BEST notes we've read so far that's currently earning a great deal of support.
Is it fair that the residents of Parkville, Riverside, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Liberty, Smithville, Kearney, Platte City, Lake Waukomis, Platte Woods, Avondale, and others to not want to take the once in a century opportunity to replace one of the few bridges we have with a new structure that will last 50+ years?
Is it fair for residents of all those communities to spend two years sitting in an extra ten minutes of traffic while Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) spends $68M to add another lane to I-435 to make it easier for people to get to jobs in Kansas?
Is it fair to the environment and folks living in the urban core to have worsened air quality from all the cars sitting in traffic and spewing exhaust?
You need to rally your elected officials to make this happen. Tell them that funding a new 169 Buck O'Neil Bridge is the most important thing the Northland needs to make happen or spend the next two year sitting in your car an extra 10+ minutes a day.
You decide . . .