Streetcar track work is now moving into Cincinnati's Central Business District and that likely will continue through early 2015 as part of the $133 million project.
"Seeing the track on Walnut Street is an exciting milestone in the construction process," said project executive John Deatrick in a statement. "It's a sign the streetcar is getting closer to achieving our goal to connect two major downtown neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine and the Central Business District."
The streetcar project is taking a turn, literally, and that means eastbound Central Parkway between Vine and Walnut is being closed for a few days. The closure runs from 6 Thursday night through 7 Monday morning.
Crews will be installing a section of curved track, one of the turns in the 3.6 mile loop that will connect The Banks to Findlay Market through Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Project Executive John Deatrick said this is a major milestone as track work crosses into Cincinnati's Central Business District.
Attention graphic designers and marketing firms: now's your chance to layout your vision for the Cincinnati Streetcar.
Metro has released a Request for Proposals 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."
You'll need to work fast, the deadline for submissions is Friday, May 23.