Cincinnati Council will likely approve an ordinance Tuesday telling city administrators to complete the first phase of the streetcar project in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. The action comes as the city's new mayor, John Cranley, has vowed to stop the plan.
Council's Budget and Finance Committee approved the ordinance Monday after a conference call with Dorval Carter, who's the chief counsel for the Federal Transit Administration. The FTA has provided funding for the city project. He said requests to pause or cancel a project are relatively rare.