Tuesday, November 07, 2017
KANSAS CITY ELECTION DAY TRANSIT DOUBLE TAKE: 8,225 FEWER STREETCAR RIDERS IN OCT. 2017 AS TOY TRAIN RIDERSHIP TRENDS DOWNWARD!!!
Amid today's airport vote, it's important to fact check another mode of Kansas City transit.
Accordingly . . .
RIDERSHIP NUMBERS FOR THE EMBATTLED KANSAS CITY STREETCAR CONTINUE TRENDING DOWNWARD AS LOCAL RAIL ENTHUSIASM FADES!!!
Remember that in Sept. there was a 13% drop-off in the numbers.
KC Streetcar Authority proudly proclaimed Total Ridership for October 2016 @ 166,412
And after just a bit of nagging, credit to the The KC Streetcar Authority for releasing the latest numbers just a few moments ago . . .
Thousands of fewer riders this month (8225 less to be exact) compared to last year - The KC Streetcar Authority reports a 5% decline continuing the trend downward with the steep Winter plunge ahead.
Feel free to interpret these numbers but there's NO DENYING the continued decline in streetcar ridership this year over last. While politicos continually tout historic changes for their development schemes, the streetcar has offered not only a great deal of hype and celebration but also an inevitable decline in interest as a fickle public always demands a new toy.
You decide . . .