Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Kansas City Transit Honcho Seyz 'Social Justice Investment' Pays For Free Bus

Money line that might not add up and will probably inspire another tax increase . . .

Robbie Makinen, CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, said public transit is the glue that holds a community together. "The return on investment for social justice, compassion and empathy far outweighs the return on investment for asphalt and concrete," he said.

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"Do we care about the public?": Cities weigh free public transit amid rising costs

Michelle Wu, a City Council member in Boston, wants everyone to ride for free on subways and buses that crisscross the region. Wu says the city is experiencing a "transportation crisis" as ridership declines, rush-hour traffic rises and the infrastructure of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority continues to crumble.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

A bus system run on a principle of "social justice"?
You really can't make this stuff up!
When is KCMO going to address the social justice with the exorbitant water bills?
Everybody gets a car!
Everything's free!

Anonymous said...

Social justice: B.S. KC could quit having the most regressive tax system in the nation. No more sales taxes. Vote NO on the fire and police sales increases.

Anonymous said...

Go woke, go broke. This will be an economic disaster making 18th n vine look like child's play. Besides a money pi...more broke down buses, less service and more dangerous.

Anonymous said...

KCMO! Highest Standard of Living in the World!

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- BLIND LEADING THE BLIND

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil???

Robbie Makinen, KCATA
Frank White III, KCATA
Quinton "Selfie Q" Lucas, Liberal Equity Mayor

Hyperblogal said...

Investments in asphalt mean people can get to work.

Super Dave said...

Man was that ever a stupid story. Public transportation as a whole caters to those who won't support it and ignores those who could support it. I know a lot of people who said they would take the bus or other form of public transportation if it would work for them. But people don't want to spend 3 extra hours of the day to use the current public transportation. Yes you heard it right. My last 5 years of being a slave to the time clock I would have had to take three different busses to get within one and a half miles of where I worked and the same going home. No covered bus stops awaited me either so I was left to deal with the elements. And the real kicker is if I had to work late there would have been no buses running for me to get home on. For many to use public transportation they would have to drive to a bus stop and then park their car all day in someone's parking lot. Gee that's not being fair to that business owner who has to pay for that parking lot I am using just because it is sitting there, but many do just that. Public Transportation has never worked correctly in this metro area because those making the discussions running it are generally clueless how to do the job.

Anonymous said...

Total BS!!, NO MORE TAXES!!!

Anonymous said...

Man was that ever a stupid story; nobody wants to heat about your dumbass saga about a bus you never took, Stupor Dave.

Anonymous said...

You seem fine with all the trillion dollar free highways and roads. You love to suck up free, you just don't want free stuff for people you look down at.

Anonymous said...

Stupid dave..stop talking. In your case it's best to let them think you're retarded until you make a dumb post like this and prove them right!

Anonymous said...

You should have taken advantage of free grammar education, 1:01. Yeesh! Do the other cave dwellers speak this way?

Anonymous said...

^^Yes..see stupid dave, chuck, Tracey et al.

slow the fuck down said...

Why is the street car free? Oh yeah, to encourage people to take public transportation.

Why didn't we just skip this step and go right to a free bus instead of building that silly street car?

Anonymous said...

"You should have taken advantage of free grammar education, 1:01. Yeesh! Do the other cave dwellers speak this way?"

Other than a coma splice, which is mild compared to the vast majority of the posts on TKC, could you explain what was wrong with the grammar in 1:01's post?