Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Kansas City Toy Train Streetcar Desperately Needs $22-MILLION Worth OF New Pipes
A TKC reader notices that City Hall is making sure the toy train water mains are new whilst the rest of KCMO crumbles . . . A well-hidden bit of legislation reminds us that millions worth of Fed money for rail transit won't cover the maintenance required to keep the streetcar running.
Recently, water main breaks shut down the streetcar for an entire weekend . . . Here's a look at the solution and one more reason why local rates will spike:
"Authorizing a $22,209,451.00 construction contract with Kissick Construction Company, Inc., for the Water Main Replacement in the Area of Main Street from Pershing Avenue to E. 51st Street project; authorizing Amendment No. 1 in the amount of $2,911,744.00 to a design professional services contract with Burns _ McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., for the Water Main Replacement in the Area of Main Street from Pershing Avenue to E. 51st Street project for a total contract amount of $3,725,516.00; and authorizing a maximum expenditure of $27,342,140.10."
Developing . . .