Monday, December 10, 2018
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR RIDERSHIP DECLINES FOUR MONTHS IN A ROW!!! LATEST LOW KEY REPORT REVEALS ANOTHER 15% PLUMMET FROM 2018 SUMMER TOURIST PEAK!!!
As the prospect of federal funding for the controversial streetcar extension seems increasingly farfetched, the ridership numbers for the toy train have been downplayed.
Nevertheless . . .
LOOK CLOSELY . . .
THE ANNUAL COLD WEATHER KCMO STREETCAR RIDERSHIP DROP STARTED EARLY IN 2018!!!
First, here's the latest report> which attempts to explain away and negate every low number . . .
Now . . .
CHECK THE TREND LINE, KANSAS CITY HAS BEEN IGNORING THE TOY TRAIN STREETCAR SINCE JULY!!!
A few trends worth checking:
- This month's ridership decline vs. last month is 15%
- Overall this represents a 45.5% passenger downturn since the July peak.
- This is the 3nd most serious ridership decline since the August & September drops of 20% respectively.
And so . . .
While streetcar promoters offer an eternally optimistic view of the data, these stats show us that the toy train is nothing more than "touristy frou frou" which has been the criticism of this embattled mode of transit since its inception.
Moreover, as harsh winter weather approaches, we notice low ridership excuses also cite shutdowns without explaining longstanding cold weather reliability issues.
Remember, all of this data comes from the streetcar authority despite some of our blog community questioning their methodology overall.
Developing . . .