Cincinnati streetcar

Cincinnati streetcar
4:23 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

City manager's ideas for filling streetcar funding gap

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney is laying out how he would find the additional $17.4 million needed to build the first phase of the streetcar project.  

As he suggested during a hearing Monday night it will be from a combination of sources.  

He issued a four-page memo to the Mayor and Council Members Tuesday afternoon with his ideas.

Those include:

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Cincinnati streetcar
12:41 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Long night at city hall as Council discusses streetcar

Crowd at Cincinnati City Hall Monday night for streetcar public hearing.
Jay Hanselman

A standing room only crowd was on hand at Cincinnati City Hall Monday night as Council held a four-hour public hearing on the much debated streetcar project. 


City Manager Milton Dohoney spent an hour describing why the city is pursing the plan.


"We have not pursued it simply because it's a cool thing to do," Dohoney said.  "But because experts have all told us it's what we need to do, if we want to have a competitive advantage with regards to other communities."

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Cincinnati streetcar
10:34 am
Wed April 17, 2013

City manager wants more money for streetcar; Council decision not expected Wednesday

Rendering of proposed streetcar vehicle for Cincinnati.
City of Cincinnati

Updated 4/17/13:

Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance committee will hold a public hearing on the streetcar project April 29 at 6 p.m.

"Cincinnatians for Progress" released this statement on the streetcar.

Original story:

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Cincinnati streetcar
3:01 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Cincinnati ready to hire new streetcar executive

John Deatrick
The Banks website

Cincinnati Council could take the necessary steps this week to hire the former head of the city’s transportation and engineering department as the executive director for the streetcar project.

John Deatrick has lots of experience managing big projects including the reconstruction of Fort Washington Way and the public portions of The Banks development.

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