Compressor concerns, hobo attacks on windows and litany of break downs keep locals asking to buy more streetcars while ridership is mostly underwhelming and grossly overestimated by paid hacks who believe this town gets more transit riders than Seattle, D.C. and Dallas . . . You decide:
Kansas City’s streetcar financing board on Thursday approved the use of current surplus funds, plus future funds, to buy two new streetcars and related items for just under $12 million. The City Council still must approve the purchase, and the procurement is two years away, but the cars are already needed.