Monday, January 13, 2020

Kansas City Freebie Transit 2020 Sales Pitch Hopes To Hide Costs From Taxpayers

NOTHING IS FREE.

In fact, the freebie transit efforts are mostly just a tactic used to rebrand initiatives that would otherwise meet with overwhelming voter rebuke.

Taxpayers would balk at raising costs to subsidize bus fare BUT the promise of "free transit" sounds wonderful. The streetcar has yet to live up to biz development promises but the "free" rides negate so much funding clandestinely philandered from the general fund to sustain the project whilst supporters wait for their big payday from the Feds.

Here's a more optimistic bit of cheerleading from public radio:

Kansas City Transportation Options Are Increasingly Futuristic And Free To Access In 2020

The KCUR news staff presents the State of Kansas City series as a look ahead to 2020 on topics of importance to the region. Find the State of Kansas City report on other topics in the series as they are published each weekday, Jan. 6-Jan. 20.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why not just gibs dem free Escalades?

Anonymous said...

^^^^ lulz!

Anonymous said...

7:42 then they’ll want free rims, and gas and......

Anonymous said...


Everything is going to be free. We are going to redistribute everyone's money so we can keep everyone at bay "global elite excluded" when we run out of money you will have to go on a extreme diet no healthcare and no clothing. We want to be just like other countries who have had socialism but they failed and we won't. "why" because we are "Super Socialists" and we know everything. We don't look at past mistakes we just know we can do it and we will worry about failure later.

I'm Bernie Sanders together with AOC and we approve this message!

Anonymous said...

We're already redistributing it upward. How about siphoning some for those who need it?

Anonymous said...

Let the city council work for free.

Anonymous said...

I see how this works, purpose things for free. Let the KCATA management work for free.

Anonymous said...

That’s the best idea I’ve ever heard !

Anonymous said...

Another idiotic piece of corporate drivel. KCMO is the last place on earth you want to get stuck in with so many other better options available.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet here you are. Loser. Weird.

Anonymous said...

9:19 Awww chimpy, still no visitors at the zoo today? Poor little monkey, don’t you worry, spring is coming! Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Yes.
The operation and maintenance of sophisticated transportation systems by a city that can't make a water plant work properly or fix the streets.
What could possibly go wrong?

northlander said...

So water & sewer rates keep rising year after year .

Anonymous said...

As the Socialist ramp up their utopian American wet dream rhetoric as November approches. Use this free bus as a microcosm to get one thing straight if you are too immature to not already know. Nothing is free except your mommas kiss.

Charlie Horse said...

Can you conceal carry on those buses because you'll need it with homeless riff raff riding all day long.

Anonymous said...

Dipshit don't you even read before you pop off? 8 million for free bus rides in KC but 16 million for one bridge on the free hiway in OP.

Anonymous said...

But you're ok with ripping off taxpayers as you pay nothing to drive under the $16 million bridge right?

Anonymous said...

Overland Park hasn't agreed to the "free" bus. Overland Park has taxpayers enough to pay for the bridge. Overland Park doesn't do free; be it transportation or housing or food. Overland Park isn't a destitute city.