Friday, September 13, 2019
KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS JOINS FREEBIE BUS FARE MOVEMENT!!!
The newbie mayor is jumping on a local freebie bandwagon that has earned support among progressives, amateur urban planners and all manner of people who have better options than public transit.
Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas wants free bus fare, riders mostly agree
"A proposal by Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas aims to get rid of city bus fares. It's branded as "Zero Fare Transit" . . . Others question the logistics of this proposal. "If you take it away, then where are our taxes going to go? How high are the taxes? It's got to come from somewhere," said (one local denizen.) Since this is a priority for Mayor Lucas, it will likely get some time in front of the city council soon."
However, here's what nobody is asking . . .
IT'S MORE THAN LIKELY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS WILL PAY FOR FREEBIE BUS RIDES WITH HIGHER LOCAL TAXES!!!
In fairness, there's a civic upside here that might generate more biz and commerce but asking a tax weary public for more cash is a tough sell no matter how good the cause.
Again, we look on the bright side . . . This might be the first time that Kansas City scalawags begging for money will actually use it for bus fare!!!
You decide . . .