Sunday, June 28, 2020
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY STREETCAR REQUIRES MASKS AS RIDERSHIP CONTINUES TO DECLINE!!!
More than any other taxpayer funded development, the Kansas City streetcar has been the engine for the so-called "Downtown Renaissance" and so much speculative real estate deals nearby.
However, the recent pandemic and the ensuing American economic decline have rendered this controversial mode of transit nearly obsolete yet again as ridership falls to historic lows.
Even worse, a mask requirement might prevent suburban visitors and tourists from enjoying the carefree good life promised by new attractions inside the loop.
The notice . . .
As per @kcmo, effective June 29, face coverings 😷 will be required while riding the #kcstreetcar. If you do not have a face covering, we will provide one for you at our @UnionStationKC streetcar stop. Just ask one of our friendly @DowntownKC_CID safety ambassadors. #StayStrongKC
Accordingly and directly related to the pandemic . . .
THE STREETCAR SUFFERS ANOTHER 86% DECLINE IN RIDERSHIP AS CORONAVIRUS RENDERS THE TOY TRAIN USELESS!!!
Here's proof to back it up with documentation dutifully shared by the streetcar authority . . . Last year's numbers were exaggerated but still serve as a good reference point.
The shocking difference amid the pandemic and proof that this mode of transit simply isn't reliable as anything more than a over-hyped tourist attraction.
You decide . . .