Friday, March 01, 2019
KANSAS CITY BUYS TWO MORE $5-MILLION TOY TRAINS BY TOUTING FAKE STREETCAR RIDERSHIP UNVERIFIED NUMBERS!!!
In much the same way that Kansas City claims 25 million visitors annually, a local transit scheme is spending $10-million bucks without any real independent verification or oversight.
Here's the less than inquisitive report . . .
Fox4: KC Streetcar Authority adding two more streetcars to its fleet to handle growing demand
“When we first started the Kansas City Streetcar route in 2016, we thought the average daily ridership would be around 2,700,” said Donna Mandelbaum, the communications director for KC Streetcar Authority. “We actually see an average daily ridership of 5,700 and in the summer, it goes up to 7,000.”
Let's take a closer look at these numbers . . .
Given that the line is only 2.2 miles long. Even using the phony numbers we're talking about a per-mile ridership of around 2590.
And so . . .
PER MILE the KC Streetcar claims its ridership is higher than Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Denver, and Atlanta.
If that were true, then why did two local businesses on the line shut down this week??? It seems the kind of traffic claimed by the streetcar would keep nearly any local venue alive with the foot traffic provided.
To wit . . .
THE SIMPLE LINK AND COMPARISON PROVE THAT KANSAS CITY STREETCAR NUMBERS ARE FAKE NEWS AND DEMAND A REAL INDEPENDENT AUDIT GIVEN THAT THEY'RE SPENDING TAX DISTRICT CASH BASED ON UNCHECKED HYPE!!!
Real local businesses are having their revenues drained to pay for something that's fueled only by happy news and paid social media consultants. Meanwhile, the only answer to this criticism is mostly personal attacks and political vendettas waged against anybody who questions the presser coverage.
Developing . . .