Sunday, August 18, 2019

Freebie Kansas City Bus: Good Idea?!?!

A bold plan to make all KCMO residents just as privileged as the streetcar crowd.

The behind the scenes on this story is that that dude in charge is confronting major political pushback behind the scenes from those who are still upset about the antics of the former County Exec who was sent to the federal pen.

Take a look at a scene that KCMO taxpayers could soon finance:

The Head Of Kansas City's Bus System Lost His Sight But Has A Clear Vision For Free Public Transit

Robbie Makinen, CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, has more important matters to discuss than his inability to see. Ask about his vision loss, and he'll redirect the conversation. Yes, he said, he woke up completely blind one morning in 2013, but, "let's talk about free transit."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no "free" anything.

Anonymous said...

If we can give a free ride to greedy developers, streetcar contractors, and other grifters, we can give free rides to the public.

Anonymous said...

Hey it’s free! It will only show up in the water bill, or higher taxes, Jesus people, somebody has to pay for all this free shit somehow.

Anonymous said...

Better put some shitters on them for the homeless and the niggers otherwise when they’re gonna shot on the.flooor

Anonymous said...

4:27 is correct. Additionally, don’t make it any easier for the darkies to infiltrate the metro.

Anonymous said...

4:17: Less than 10% of ATA revenue comes from fares. If you consider the savings resulting from collecting fares, printing transfers and bus passes, and the labor involved in counting and depositing fares it will probably be cheaper to make rides free.

But why let logic interfere with a great narrative?

Anonymous said...

Most people think along these lines but KCMO government does not. KCMO government only thinks in terms of tax and spend.

Evan said...

@4:72 - Damn good info, thank you for sharing it! We need to think about this as a real option to move our city ahead.

northlander said...

If I get free gas for my car that sounds great .

Anonymous said...

^^^^^How about subsidized roads? Will that do?

Anonymous said...

^^^ Don't sound more ignorant than you have to naturally @8:13,
Gas Taxes are what pay for the roads.

Anonymous said...

So if you get free gas, who'll pay for the roads?