streetcar http://wvxu.org en West siders want rail option on new Western Hills viaduct http://wvxu.org/post/west-siders-want-rail-option-new-western-hills-viaduct <p>Cincinnati transportation officials are in the beginning stages of replacing the aging Western Hills viaduct. It was built in 1932 and is beyond its useful and design life. &nbsp;<br /><br />Right now it carries 55,000 vehicles a day. &nbsp;<br /><br />As the city works on plans for a replacement, some west side residents are asking for rail transit to be a part of the plan.<br /> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:32:23 +0000 Jay Hanselman 27296 at http://wvxu.org West siders want rail option on new Western Hills viaduct 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 Are there different ways to pay for city streetcar? http://wvxu.org/post/are-there-different-ways-pay-city-streetcar <p>A Cincinnati Council Committee tasked with overseeing the streetcar project wants more information on different ways to pay for it.&nbsp; Those funds could be used to extend it to the Uptown area near the University of Cincinnati, or for dollars to operate the loop now being built in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. &nbsp;<br /><br />The Major Transportation Committee Tuesday asked for more details on special improvement districts or special assessment districts.<br /> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:22:35 +0000 Jay Hanselman 24387 at http://wvxu.org Are there different ways to pay for city streetcar?