Cincinnati streetcar

Cincinnati streetcar
9:09 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Streetcar supporters will remain active to keep project going

T-Shirt supporting Cincinnati streetcar project at public forum held in downtown Cincinnati Thursday evening.
Jay Hanselman

Supporters of the Cincinnati streetcar are asking people to contact mayor-elect John Cranley and council members-elect to keep the project alive.  Cranley campaigned against it and vowed to stop it if elected.  

Streetcar supporters held a public forum Thursday night at the Mercantile Library in downtown.  An overflow crowd watched the session on the video board at Fountain Square.

Supporters said the project is important for three reasons: reputation, community and the future.  

Ryan Messer is one of the grassroots organizers trying to save the streetcar.

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Cincinnati Streetcar
11:48 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Streetcar supporters plan open forum; discussing legal options

Construction workers relocating utilities along Elm St. to accomodate the streetcar.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Over-the-Rhine Community members and business owners are rallying support for the streetcar project in the wake of last week's election. They're calling on the mayor-elect and new council members to keep the streetcar moving forward.

Derek dos Anjos owns a seafood restaurant near the streetcar route.

"I moved here two years ago from New York, NY and I've seen first hand what light rail can do for a city," says dos Anjos. "It would be a big shame if we didn't continue the streetcar. My business is depending on it. Mr. Cranley, please don't do this."

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Cincinnati politics
8:10 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Mayor Mallory gives final State of City address

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory giving State of City address on stage at Ensemble Theater in Over-the-Rhine Tuesday evening.
Jay Hanselman

Mayor Mark Mallory, quickly coming to the close of his eight years as Cincinnati mayor, used a combination of serious talk, comedic one-liners, videos and slide shows Tuesday night to make the case that he has helped turned a struggling city around.

Before a crowd of about 200 invited guests on a set dressed like a living room at Over-the-Rhine’s Ensemble Theatre, Mallory talked for an hour and five minutes about the legacy he leaves when he vacates the mayor’s office Dec. 1.

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Cincinnati streetcar
12:37 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

First streetcar rail installed as construction continues

First rails for the streetcar project are installed on Elm Street between 12th and 14th Streets in front of Music Hall.
Jay Hanselman

Public officials and residents who support the Cincinnati streetcar project gathered in front of Music Hall on Elm Street Tuesday as the first pieces of track were put into place.  The unloading and installation will continue many times for the next 2 years.  

Mayor Mark Mallory said it's a big deal.

"This project has come a long way, we've had a lot of obstacles, we've had some crazy opposition," Mallory said.  "But this is the project that will not stop."

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Cincinnati streetcar
2:52 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Work begins on maintenance facility for city streetcar

Construction workers begin demolition an Over-the-Rhine building where the city will build a streetcar maintenance facility.
Jay Hanselman

Crews officially began demolition work Monday on two vacant buildings at the corner of Race and Henry in Over-the-Rhine.  The site is being cleared to construct the new maintenance facility for the streetcar system.  

It's where the vehicles will be cleaned and maintained and operations staff will be housed.  

Project Manager John Deatrick said this is a visible sign of construction since most streetcar work has been underground moving or repairing utilities.  He said that task will also continue.

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