Wednesday, November 28, 2018

TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! EMBATTLED NEW KCI SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT STALLED!!! KANSAS CITY VOTERS REACT!!!



Thanks to a vast array of KICK-ASS INSIDERS AND TKC EXPERT READERS, our blog community achieved a journalistic milestone . . .

TKC WAS THE FIRST KANSAS CITY NEWSY OUTLET TO DECLARE THE NEW KCI SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT STALLED!!!

Lesser pundit and hacks were promising that construction would start by the end of the year and now we have proven them wrong.

Accordingly, here's some of the top comments from our blog community on this tragic topic:

Real Deal: 

"How can a "deal" that never existed fall apart? Millions already spent on consultants and legal fees and there isn't even a serious plan or actual drawing of the building. This whole fiasco started out really weak and has actually gotten worse as it's moved along."

Mayor Sly Switcheroo: 

"More delays as Mayor unilaterally puts a hold on Airport project until at least January according to press release and secret meeting. Didn’t even talk to Airport Committee."

Big Picture: 

"Bait and switch and switch and switch."

Check the links:

KSHB: Mayor, city plan second look at new KCI scope

KCUR: Kansas City Mayor Sly James Says Airlines Will Revisit Scope Of Single Terminal At KCI

KCTV5: There is a major new hurdle for the Kansas City International Airport plans.

You decide . . .

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

The bait and switch comment nails it, KC was sold a false bill of good on this project and now they're going to decide how the airport will function behind closed doors with no input.

We need to start over.

Anonymous said...

But the remodel back on the table.

Jobu said...

Where is Jolie?

I thought she was going to make Airports great again?

She seems to be very quiet about the airport lately, isn't this her committee?

Where is she in the discussion. That is the question you need to be asking TKC!

Anonymous said...

A bit of hyperbole here but I get it. We all knew this airport was going to be a disaster but almost nobody was going to say it.

Also like the some of the news stations are now talking about the stalled project.

Don't think this is going to get sorted out any time soon.

Anonymous said...

Best irony in the world.

Airport supporters complained and lied about long lines, now they're stuck in one of their own making. I would say that's priceless but it's actually costing about 2 billion dollars and the budget is still rising.

Anonymous said...

CFRG nailed it. The remodel plans they've pushed from the beginning are the way to go. It's time to begin a criminal investigation into this fiasco. $$$millions have disappeared with nothing to show for it!

Anonymous said...

The public voted for this airport, there needs to be some accountability here. I don't see that from Mayor James.

Anonymous said...

Just remain silent till the public forgets and a way to jack up the price to 10 Billion can be achieved.

Anonymous said...

the mayors legecy will be the big airport swindle

Anonymous said...

Literally everyone with half a brain knew this was a too good to be true prospect. Sad when the main media outlets were pushing this so hard. Has the star ever been right about anything?

Anonymous said...

.... I don't know KCMO has become pretty good at just steam rolling over it's citizens the past four years.

Barney Frank said...

Is it just me or is this a tactic to get the airport project in Burns and McDonnells hands

Anonymous said...

It's just you, shithead

Mr. Diversity said...

10:08 "the public voted for it"

Meaningless. The idiot KC voters will vote for anything, especially something costing taxpayers a shitload of money.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Taxpayers be damned. The City was never really interested in a new airport...just interested in a having a new project through which the usual political donors and friends of present and past politicians could get PAID....just like the 18th and Vine Street Revitalization lol project.

Anonymous said...

Put the Power and Light District and the Jazz Museum there too that way all the tax supported fun is in one place. Ring it with a nice section 8 housing project for the employees and you will not need Kansas City at all.

Anonymous said...

Very nice, see you guys at the single terminal airport groundbreaking.

Anonymous said...

Jolie eats a lot of pussy but I don’t think airports are her thing.

Barney Frank said...

Thanks for the confirmation,twink!

Anonymous said...

How in the world is ANYONE surprised at any of this??? There has been no transparency from the beginning and lots of issues because the mayor did not get his way with the company he wanted to use. And if anyone thinks the citizens of KC aren't going to get screwed on this they are woefully naive. It would be less complicated to just drive to St. Louis and fly out of Lambert.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Taxpayers be damned. The City was never really interested in a new airport...just interested in a having a new project through which the usual political donors and friends of present and past politicians could get PAID....just like the 18th and Vine Street Revitalization lol project.

I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SAY THIS BUT THE STATE SHOULD COME IN AND TAKE OVER THIS CITY GOVT.

Anonymous said...

The TKC blog has been the best source of real news, behind the scenes action, and gossip scuttlebutt concerning all things KCI terminal from the get-go!

This is where I find out what's really going on.

Anonymous said...

"More delays as Mayor unilaterally puts a hold on Airport project until at least January“ all the parties involved will be gone for the month on Christmas vacation, you know, the hamptons, Colorado, the Bahamas, anywhere but killa shitty!

And bow tie the clown sLIE and his clowncil won’t be around that’s for sure.

Anonymous said...

“Mayor city plan second look at new kci scope”

sLIE’s been planning for a new airport for seven years and he still doesn’t have a clue, that should tell you something right there.

Anonymous said...

Sly, STFU about the airport

Anonymous said...

so many ppl, so few honors & rewards

Anonymous said...

mary kay barnes blvd #metoo

Unknown said...

Why has the city council been MIA in this growing disaster? Lots of reasons, but one is Edgemoor's 'community benefits' program. 'Community benefits' is a euphemism for 'just short of bribery.' Edgemoor promised a slush fund worth 10s of millions that council members can spend on projects in their districts. These 'community benefits' are, in effect, campaign contributions. It didn't matter if Edgemoor was offering the best deal on the airport, it was talking directly to the political self-interest of council members; at least enough members to sway the final council vote in Edgemoor's favor. It gets worse. The FAA disallowed about one-half of the so-called community benefits because federal laws intend to prevent this kind of thinly veiled bribery. How eager do you suppose council members are to come down on Edgemoor and to explain why they went for this deal in the first place? This project should be based strictly on the cost of building the new airport, not on the project's payoffs to council members.