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:

Ordinance #200718

"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 . . .

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sly!

Bandit said...

But you can ride the toy choo choo for free, you'll have a new airport that you didn't need and they have six wonderful street graffiti projects. Shut up, wear your mask and rejoice! Q Ball is doing great! 不不不不不不不不不不不不不不

Anonymous said...

Ask BLM for the money.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Let's further support this silly money pit project!

Kamala for real president said...

"There was absolutely no surprise that Kansas City BLM murals were vandalized.

Even worse, so-called supporters of "law & order" have seemingly embraced the loathsome practice of vandalism which stains the entire metro."

WHAT DO YOU MEAN "EVEN WORSE"? THIS RACIST SHIT SHOULDN'T BE ON TAXPAYER FUNDED STREETS IN THE FIRST PLACE. KUDOS TO THOSE WHO DEFACED THIS BLM CRAP.

Anonymous said...


Trump gave Lucas federal money for this and taxes were raised to hideous levels on properties that are way over valued for a city like ours, a GO Bond was passed to fix infrastructure that was never fixed and liberals in the city are bent over with their hands around their ankles. Oh and don't forget the tax payer money that painted the streets with hate graffiti.

Black Lives are cancer. Like one black women said there are black people and there are niggers. Quinton Lucas is a NIGGER in the worst form!

Anonymous said...

Trains don't run on water. Unrelated repair. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

1 down and 5 to go! Stay tuned!

Anonymous said...


Caption: How many Kansas City public workers does it take to stare at a pothole ?

(and yet do nothing)

Anonymous said...

Live in KC. Just came from grocery shopping NKC. Retired. No sales taxes in KC last/this year. Gladstone and Amazon are my other shopping venues. Water is the only screwing KC can do to me. Fuck Bunch!!!!!

Anonymous said...

BULLSHIT 2:11