Thursday, August 22, 2019

Kansas City Freebie Bus Idea Redux

Another glimpse at a social justice idea that might be workable from a financial perspective and make this mode of transit even more "interesting" for locals who would all rather be riding to work in a private car . . . Checkit:

Kansas City official rethinks public transportation system

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - 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."


Joseph said...

Well Let’s See, what could we expect?

1. Being bombarded with near non-stop audio ads for Quintiles on the internal loudspeaker.
2. The inside and outside of the bus looking like a NASCAR, plastered with ads even more than they are now
3. Buses becoming mobile homeless shelters even more than they are now
4. Reduction in frequency of service to save on costs
5. Elimination or huge cutbacks in overnight and weekend service and on less patronized routes
6. Say goodbye to the employees who’s jobs it is to empty the fare kiosks every night, collect the coins and take them to the bank
7. Reduction in maintenance and cleaning of buses
8. Reduction in maintenance and cleaning of transit stops and centers
9. Ready for an increase in local taxes to cover costs?
10. Bye-bye free WiFi on buses

Anything else?

Because “free” isn’t free. It has to be paid for somehow; or else a huge loss in level of service to make up for it.

Anonymous said...

It’s ok. White people will pay for it.

NicK said...

yeah # 3- 8 are just bullshit we already pay for all of that with taxes bus fare just goes towards profit plus i was watching something that said for every $1 spent on public transportation the we make $4 in taxed income (dont quote me on that, cant remember where)

Anonymous said...

Just don’t do anything to make it easier for negroes to infiltrate even more of the metro. There are too many west of Troost as it is.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great place for some homeless niggers to take a shit

Anonymous said...

Yet most of the homeless I've seen are white. Weird.

But then I occasionally leave the rusty trailer park.

Anonymous said...

^^ha! You just crushed some geezer skulls with that one!! Good job, good job!