Cincinnati streetcar http://wvxu.org en An update on the streetcar construction AND tips to avoid the construction delays around town http://wvxu.org/post/update-streetcar-construction-and-tips-avoid-construction-delays-around-town <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 28113 at http://wvxu.org An update on the streetcar construction AND tips to avoid the construction delays around town Streetcar work to shut down part of Central Parkway http://wvxu.org/post/streetcar-work-shut-down-part-central-parkway <p>The streetcar project is taking a turn, literally, and that means eastbound Central Parkway between Vine and Walnut&nbsp; is being closed for a few days.&nbsp; The closure runs from 6 Thursday night through 7 Monday morning. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:55:13 +0000 Mark Heyne 27616 at http://wvxu.org Streetcar work to shut down part of Central Parkway What should the streetcar logo look like? http://wvxu.org/post/what-should-streetcar-logo-look <p></p><p></p><p>Attention graphic designers and marketing firms: now's your chance to layout your vision for the Cincinnati Streetcar.</p><p>Metro has released a <a href="http://metrobidopps.blogspot.com/2014/05/rfp-20-14-for-streetcar-brand.html" target="_blank">Request for Proposals</a> for branding the streetcar including a logo and guidelines for how it should be used on everything "related to streetcar operations, including vehicles, signs, operators’ uniforms, website, and printed materials."</p><p>You'll need to work fast, the deadline for submissions is Friday, May 23.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:47:47 +0000 Tana Weingartner 26667 at http://wvxu.org What should the streetcar logo look like? Help for traffic headaches with Downtown construction http://wvxu.org/post/help-traffic-headaches-downtown-construction <p>Downtown Cincinnati is full of flashing construction arrow signs and traffic cones blocking streets...causing delays for workers and visitors. &nbsp;<br /><br />City spokeswoman Meg Olberding said it is part of a "growth explosion."<br /><br />“In my time at the city, I don’t remember quite this much construction happening in a concentrated area of the CBD, The banks and Over-the-Rhine,” Olberding said.&nbsp; “Obviously you do one thing one place, and it has a ripple effect.”<br /> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:30:10 +0000 Jay Hanselman 25525 at http://wvxu.org Streetcar pause in December cost nearly $1 million http://wvxu.org/post/streetcar-pause-december-cost-nearly-1-million <p>Cincinnati officials now say the nearly three week pause in construction on the city's streetcar project cost nearly $1 million.&nbsp; That includes more than $637,000 for contractors.<br /><br />“Cost directly associated with the pause itself for MPD and its subcontractors,” said Chris Eilerman, streetcar project manager.&nbsp; “So it’s largely go to be down time, idle equipment time, those kind of costs basically incurred during the pause itself.”<br /><br />MPD is a partnership of three companies working on the streetcar project.&nbsp; They include Messer, Prus, and Delta.<br /> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:27:22 +0000 Jay Hanselman 24975 at http://wvxu.org Streetcar pause in December cost nearly $1 million