Sunday, August 09, 2020
Kansas City Streetcar Hypes Poetry Comeback Verse As Ridership Fades
In the midst of coronavirus the Kansas City streetcar garners nearly a fraction of the riders it boasted from just a year ago.
Quick stat check . . .
In June of 2019 the streetcar claimed 238,510.
For June of 2020 the streetcar counted only 48,940.
That's a 79.48% decrease which is actually an improvement from the first months of the pandemic.
The toy train has been slow to update stats as federal funding is looking unlikely this year or at any point in the near future if Prez Trump wins.
However, credit where it's due, the "folly trolley" continues to offer fans, friends and employees a great deal of hype like this bit of poetry . . .
"The 2020 Art in the Loop program features one KC Streetcar wrapped in the vinyl of hand-painted poppy flowers...the symbol of resilience.
"The "Hope & Gratitude" KC Streetcar features original art painted by Kansas City artist Ada Koch, alongside poetry written by Glenn North.
"Standing Strong" is an ode to Kansas City...through tough times and good times, this City stands strong. Glenn North's original poem can be found onboard the "Hope & Gratitude" KC Streetcar (801)."
Take a look . . .
You decide . . .