Cincinnati streetcar

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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Cincinnati Streetcar
4:20 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Streetcar project has new leader

John Deatrick
Credit The Banks website

The man behind Cincinnati's popular Banks development along the riverfront is officially moving on to something a little more challenging.

John Deatrick is taking over the Cincinnati Streetcar as the project executive. Challenging because the project and its funding remain hot-button issues.

Deatrick says he believes Cincinnati needs to repopulate its urban core, not only with people but also goods and services.

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Cincinnati Streetcar
1:08 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Streetcar opening day set

Credit Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati officials Monday signed a contract for construction work on the city's controversial streetcar system. 

The action means Cincinnati-based Messer Construction and two other firms can proceed with the project.  That includes ordering materials, and beginning track construction, plus the power system, the stations and a maintenance and operation facility located at Race and Henry Streets. 

The city says the system could be ready for passengers on September 15, 2016. 

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Cincinnati streetcar
1:42 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Cincinnati close to awarding streetcar construction contract

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati's City manager said Friday the city is close to awarding a contract to build the streetcar project.

Milton Dohoney, Jr. said in a memo the streetcar project has sufficient funding to allow it to proceed.

He said city administrators are in the final stages of discussions with a partnership involving Cincinnati-based Messer Construction and Prus/Delta Railroad JV.

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