Saturday, August 22, 2020

KANSAS CITY BUSTED WATER PIPES SHUT DOWN TOY TRAIN STREETCAR AMID COVID-19 LOW RIDERSHIP SLUMP!!!



Amid an overall decline in public transit amid the pandemic, the streetcar has suffered a horrific year in terms of ridership and public interest.

After a few of our readers reached out to us about the recent absence of the toy train on local streets . . . We checked their socials to find this hidden gem . . .

SERVICE UPDATE: The #kcstreetcar service interruption will continue through Saturday (8/22) as @KCMOwater continues emergency water line repairs. Transit service will be provided on route during this period, as scheduled, with @RideKCTransit streetcar-link bus bridge.

Again, it's always interesting to see the streetcar rely so heavily on the bus - A far more effective, reliable and adaptable mode of public transit.

Moreover . . .

STREET FAIL SHUTTING DOWN STREETCAR REVEALS THE INHERENT WEAKNESS OF THE TOY TRAIN!!!

Life in this cowtown assures us that there will always be potholes, busted pipes and a myriad of street problems that we must DRIVE AROUND . . . The old school streetcar can't adapt and proves that the fixed rail effort is merely a tourist trap, not a serious public transit effort.

Developing . . .

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Streetcar will ride again

This one of Kansas City's biggest investments, you shouldn't celebrate it struggling. That's bad for all of us!

Bandit said...

The toy choo choo won't stay on the track! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Super Dave said...

No great loss. The city is broke so the stupid thing should be parked anyway.

Anonymous said...

Boondoggle

Anonymous said...

It was a joke when it was built and it's a joke now.

Hyperblogal said...

Annnnnd, the bus just drove around the hole.

Retro ROCKER said...

Kansas,City Economy would not have taken a hit if the Correct Train Transportation was in the Metro. You need a Train from SOUTHERN JOHNSON COUNTY TO Downtown. For visitors and residents and LEE'S SUMMIT MISSOURI AND BLUE Springs to Downtown. And,to the SPORTS COMPLEx

Anonymous said...

Wasn’t that why they claim the choo choo cost so much? Everything under the toy train tracks was supposed to have been replaced.... including the water lines. Sounds like we were lied to again.

Anonymous said...

No big deal ! Mayor LickAss took a knee with the liberals and blacks. Their economic might will ran down shortly with business investments, factories opening and street artist cash soon !!! The tax base will boom.

Bandit said...

Retro Rocker, a system like you describe would have busted surrounding communities not just Kansas Shitty. Clay Chastain (the political version of Herpes) got shot down time and time again with that pipe dream. If it cannot sustain itself it does not need to be. Traffic in the Metro is nothing near other major cities that have working light rail, which also are not self sustaining, they are subsidized and subsidized quite heavily. They tried a larger version of the toy choo choo in Saint Louis and it is an abysmal failure. If anything, the toy choo choo has doomed light rail in the Metro because every time expansion to other areas is brought up those people will point to the mockery of an attempt in Kansas City and take a hard pass.

Anonymous said...

THE LIBERALS HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB FOR 60 YEARS SHITTY STREETS SHITTY SCHOOLS MURDEROUS CRIME PROBLEM HIGH TAXES. GO BRAIN DEAD BITCH BIDEN

Super Dave said...

Ahhhh but Bandit and 1:48 we more or less had such a rail system at one time. But you see nobody wanted to ride it back then either once cars came along. So instead of keeping it running the fools in charge destroyed it all. Now the fools in charge want to spend trillions bringing it back.

Bandit said...

There ya go. We took it out because it went the way of the horse and buggy. It cost too much to maintain for too few riders. You aren't going to get people who can get in a car when they want, go where they want and do it in half the time it takes to ride something that takes longer and doesn't always run on their schedule. If you spend millions of dollars to build that mess you will end up throwing as many more subsidizing it and it will be a regional joke instead of just in KC. We are not LA, Shitcago or New York. It is not necessary here. Even in those places rail is a subsidized money pit. Nice pipe dream. Still impractical and unnecessary.

Anonymous said...

"It's always interesting to see the streetcar rely so heavily on the bus"

It is? Goddamn, get a frickin' life.

Also, Bandit, GM wanted to sell buses. That's why the streetcars disappeared. You can look it up, but go fuck yourself instead.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like sounds like 5:50 is trying to say that he has no logical argument.

Anonymous said...

THE streetcar can't run?
Then how will the hundreds of thousands of "reported" riders get from, well no where in particular to, well, no where else?
Touristy frou frou still pretty well sums it up.
Frosty!

Anonymous said...

The City announced the first phase of the streetcar extension to UMKC will begin in October. They are going to tear up the streets from Pershing to 53rd to replace all the water pipes and do sewer repair. Then after that mess is done over many months of disruption to Main St. businesses, they will do phase two, which is to install the rails and overhead wires. All this disruption when we already have the very capable and flexible Main St. Max bus that has no limitations like the streetcar.

Bandit said...

Ins't public transportation during this "panicdemic" risky? Public transportation also worked great evacuating New Orleans. Whoever decided to build a city below sea level and fill it with Demonrats was a goddam evil genius!

Unknown said...

It's not an investment when you use money taken by force.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, Bandit kicked the little KC Hornet’s nest and Horney is angry (550)! Bandit, the toy train is necessary. Without it, there are dozens of hipsters and homos that can’t go on pretending that KC is a “big city.” Imagine the disappointment of not being able to take the streetcar to Crown Center for a soy latte, or not being able to flirt with the tranny on board when you go to City Market for some kale. C’mon Bandit, I know there’s a heart under that rug of chest hair; support the streetcar to keep the Wannabe Urbanites in a happy place so they won’t head back to Lincoln or Cedar Falls.

Anonymous said...

Wow, SD, BD, RR, and HG engaging in rational civilized discourse without blaming Q, Dems, Marxists, antifa, gays, Biden, renters, or Blacks for the busted pipes. One for the books.

Bandit said...

5:54 was right. No logical argument.

Anonymous said...

Why are you arguing at all about something that's already here and not going away? Aren't you about ten years too late?

Anonymous said...

How can the city afford an extension if they can't even pay the help?

Bandit said...

That's not the point 7:57. We really, really need a bigger toy choo choo! After all Sylvester slid that in on the ballot and rigged it so only a small section of Kansas Shitty were the only ones to vote on something we didn't need and couldn't afford. IF it wasn't for local graft and federal bloat it wouldn't be getting any larger. Besides, they can furlough more workers and city more services so that we can have a bigger line that people won't ride because of the zombie virus cooties. Bigger is better. Just like KCI!

Anonymous said...

This toy train fiasco was a bad idea right from the start. The sooner it is retired the better.