Monday, January 07, 2019
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! SKEPTICS WINNING FIGHT AGAINST KANSAS CITY STREETCAR AS FEDERAL FUNDING DISAPPEARS!!!
Here's just a bit of encouragement as critic of this controversial mode of transit seem to be resonating in Washington D.C. whilst they're shut out by local media in favor of sponsored contest . . .
TKC BLOG COMMUNITY SKEPTICISM FORCED TOY TRAIN ADVOCATES TO SCRAMBLE AND PUT FAKE NEWS ON BLAST AFTER A YEAR OF FAIL!!!
In a recent and far more balanced post we reminded locals that:
- UMKC rejected the downtown campus gambit and that was the biggest driver of public tax dollars to extend the line to the Plaza & beyond.
- Federal funding fell apart as the litany of complaints against rigged votes and developers hijacking Democracy clearly resonated in D.C.
- The very popular Missouri Auditor who was reelected by a landslide declared that Transportation Development Districts like the toy train scheme are ‘rigged against the citizens’
The reaction from our blog community basically agreed and added even more apt criticism.
And today, lazy local fake news agents put their own spin on blast:
Kansas City Streetcar Ridership Up In 2018, Fed Shutdown May Delay Word On Expansion
^^^^ That's not news, it's pathetic and it's worth noting that part of this glorified press release was authored by a local hack who also worked the Burns & Mac after he was punted by the daily newspaper in between consulting gigs for local development firms including toy train advocates BNIM.
When it gets really down and dirty, streetcar advocates send threats of violence and personal insults our way along with spam and DOS attacks.
Reality . . .
OUR TKC BLOG COMMUNITY SHARES SKEPTICAL CRITICISM BASED ON HARD DATA FROM THE TOY TRAIN (YEAH!) WHILE SUPPORTERS RELY ON PRESS RELEASE SPONSORED CONTENT DREAMED UP BY PAID HACKS TO KEEP UP THEIR COSTLY CHARADE!!!
Never mind that those sensors counting ridership have always been sketchy and we've demonstrated that our smallish line fudges the numbers when bigger, better cities don't have the same kind extravagant counts.
Developing . . .