Saturday, January 04, 2020

Kansas City Freebie Transit Inspiration

A KICK-ASS TKC READER suggestion and quick look at a local ideas taking hold across the nation. Read more:

'Just get on and go!' No bus fare needed anymore on this Northwest transit system

In 1998, then Portland Mayor Vera Katz proposed making the area's transit system fareless. A work group created by the city examined whether a regional parking tax could be used to transition Tri-Met to fareless operation. The work group's final report concluded that more modest steps to increase employer subsidies of transit passes would be more realistic in the near term.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Portland imitating us?


Wow that is rare

Anonymous said...

Well, it still cost money to ride the bus in Kansas City. $1.50 better be ready. It’s still all hype and rumor.

Anonymous said...

The citizens passed a sales tax increase to pay for the "free" buses. The fares consisted of only 2% of the budget; but in Kansas City the fares consist of 10% of the budget. Shall we pass yet another sale tax in Kansas City to pay for the "free" bus?

Anonymous said...

Increase the Earnngs Tax!

Anonymous said...

The earnings tax will cease at some point in the near future. The earnings tax provides some 40% of the revenue for the City of Kansas City, MO. Or in other words, not the earnings tax will not be increased to pay for free buses...

Clay Chastain said...

Democrate Mayors in both cities doing unrealistic shit!, well at least the homeless will have a warm place to sleep - better make bus service 24 hours!

Anonymous said...

The State of Missouri is moving forward with eliminating the earnings tax. Exactly how will the City of Kansas City replace the monies?