Thursday, August 01, 2019
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! ROCK ISLAND CORRIDOR SHUT DOWN CONFIRMS KCMO TRANSIT CHEERLEADER CORRUPTION!!!
The Rock Island Corridor scheme was dreamed up by two former Kansas City politicos who were ultimately sentenced to time in the federal pen.
Sadly, local transit "activists" also garnered a bit of cash from this scheme and touted the project as "transformative" despite some serious land purchase problems which brought about the demise of the endeavor.
Sadly, this news item was lost in the mix this week . . .
Federal ruling stops work on Rock Island Corridor
Apropos for #TBT, let's not forget that this scheme had the support of just about every major politico in town . . .
Here's the aftermath from a TKC reader . . .
"Taxpayers have put in probably close to $100-million for this project and it might all be for nothing because of incompetence. That's money the KCATA could have been using to green the bus fleet and provide service."
What's worse is that there are still politically connected and completely corrupt locals earning their salary from this swindle . . . The legacy of this project continues to tarnish local transit efforts and it's only federal intervention that really put a stop to this nightmare.
Nevertheless, KC transit politicking for more contracts & cash continues to be disguised as "advocacy" despite one con after the next coming to a tragic conclusion with little benefit to voters or the public.
Developing . . .