Even by their own admission, ridership for the Kansas City streetcar has declined dramatically because of the pandemic.
What we have learned in this time is that the "toy train" is a tourist attraction and not a serious mode of transit.
Month after month there have been ridership declines of more than 100% YTD and winter has never been kind to KC Streetcar numbers. For September the KC Streetcar reports a ridership decline of 203.9% vs. last year.
To wit, a TKC reader shares a vital observation . . .
"Instead of running empty trolleys up & down a deserted downtown, could these resources be better used?"
At the very least, the idea of cutting back streetcar service when cars are mostly empty might save a few precious pennies as bankruptcy continues to loom over Kansas City.
You decide . . .