The smarter denizens of our blog community pointed this out last year . . .
KANSAS CITY NEVER WANTED FREE BUS RIDES . . . LOCALS MERELY BEGGED FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN SERVICE!!!
Now, even the fading local newspaper is catching on to the decline . . . Meanwhile, local passengers continue to cope with a decrease in safety and scheduling thanks to the meddling of Council dude Eric Bunch & Mayor Q . . .
Although Kansas City’s bus system, RideKC, has celebrated accomplishments such as spearheading free fares and introducing electric buses, many riders say that only goes so far if there isn’t enough service, or if it’s not dependable. Buses on more than half of RideKC routes only come every hour, or sometimes less frequently, according to The Star’s analysis of the schedule.
“It’s really a 50/50 for me,” said rider Aaron Griffin in Kansas City. “Sometimes it’s good and on time, other times it’s late or early and leaves before it should. Every day is different.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Robert Lewis leaves for work every morning before the sun peeks through the clouds, around 5:35 a.m. He walks nine blocks to downtown, grabs a coffee at the corner store and walks three more blocks to his bus stop on 10th and Walnut streets. He needs to be to his job in Olathe by 8 a.m.