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 . . .