Tuesday, December 18, 2018
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! KANSAS CITY STREETCAR EXTENSION STAYS LOSING FEDERAL FUNDING!!!
Kansas City transit experts among our blog community deserve credit for calling this inevitable disappointment and a harsh reality that streetcar enthusiasts confront today.
To wit . . .
THE KCMO TOY TRAIN DIDN'T EARN ANY FEDERAL CASH AFTER THEIR NO VOTE EXTENSION EFFORT!!!
Remember that the toy train moving North was part of a sketchy real estate development scheme and against a public vote which required CITYWIDE APPROVAL.
KCUR: North End Of Kansas City Streetcar Extension Won’t See Federal Funding
"The KC Streetcar Authority’s application for $25 million for the riverfront extension was rejected recently by the Federal Transportation Agency (FTA), Executive Director Tom Gerend said. That leaves the task of building the approximately 1/2-mile line, and perhaps longer, in local hands."
Now, remember that the extension to UMKC is still on the table but a $25-million ask rejected puts $125-MILLION in question as well.
More to the point . . .
POLITICOS AND SKETCHY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DORKS BEHIND THE SCENES CONTINUE WOKRING TO BYPASS VOTER APPROVAL FOR A QUESTIONABLE LINE THAT HAS SUFFERED A DECLINE IN RIDERSHIP THIS YEAR SINCE THE SUMMER TOURIST PEAK!!!
Developing . . .