Thursday, April 02, 2020
KANSAS CITY TRANSIT ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN CHALLENGES ''BYGONE' STREETCAR FEDERAL FUNDING!!!
A worthwhile notice from a longstanding local activist who is now seeking political office . . . Here's his hot take on the "toy train" and it's legacy. Checkit:
Chastain challenges Cleaver to nix federal funding for expanding frivolous bygone streetcar
It will not improve transit times. It will not assist inner City residents to and from a job. It will not revive the inner City. And, it will steal federal funding away from legitimate transit-improving projects. It is a very bad idea being promoted by very poor transit planners. And yet, Cleaver is trying to get Kansas City leaders more federal pork to expand an obsolete streetcar system that is not for the common good of all - but for the common good of tourists and wealthy developers.
Congressman Cleaver should know better than to support Frou Frou over real transit improvements.
Congressman Cleaver should know better than to support wealthy developers over our City's downtrodden.
And, Congressman Cleaver should know better than to sit by silently while Mayor Lucas and the City Council refuse to let the people vote on a transit-improving petition signed by nearly 3,000 voters (Clay Chastain's "Green Transit" initiative for a rapid, citywide and state-of-the-art transit system for Kansas City).
This is one more reason why you want to oust Cleaver and send Mr. Chastain to Washington.
You decide . . .