We Get Results
An April 23 post titled Kansas City Streetcar Economic Development Claims Don’t Add Up . . . Literally pointed out that a NextRailKC document detailing the economic development that resulted from the streetcar was poorly considered and even mis-tabulated.
Not only does the information provide no detail on how it was collected, but the table attached isn’t even properly tabulated. Simple arithmetic (we used a calculator) indicates that their table yields $791 million in development and 1,984 housing units. (The summary they provide is $879 million and 1,997, respectively. They even mis-tabulate the numbers provided in their legend. What did Kansas City pay for this?)
We noticed this morning that the link on NextRailKC has been taken down. So we’ve edited our post and provided the original flawed NextRailKC document here. We’re glad that streetcar supporters read this blog, and we hope that the corrections they make to the original document not only include correct tabulation but sound economic analysis as well.