Cincinnati officials could be looking to plug about a $500,000 hole in the streetcar operating budget.
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, which will run the system, now estimates fare revenues will be about $675,000 a year. That is less than an earlier estimate of $1 million.
Part of the reduction could be in how fares are charged. SORTA is planning for $1 for a two-hour pass. Earlier studies were based on $1 per trip.