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Cincinnati streetcar
5:01 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Item by item review of remaining streetcar construction

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The team managing the city's streetcar project is being asked to take a look at the remaining construction items and decide what's needed and what can be left out to save money.  

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Cincinnati streetcar
4:15 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Cincy Council approves streetcar operating agreement and funding

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Cincinnati Council has approved a three part plan to pay for operating costs of the Cincinnati streetcar.  

It includes a mix of fares and advertising income, parking meter revenues from downtown and Over-the-Rhine, and changes to the city's abatement policies asking developers to contribute money to a fund to help with operating costs.  

Mayor John Cranley called the plan creative even though he said he still believes the streetcar project is a mistake.

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Cincinnati streetcar
2:48 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Streetcar operation funding plan ready to go?

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Six Cincinnati council members are signing on to a plan to pay for the costs of operating the city's streetcar system.  The proposal was introduced Wednesday during a press conference at city hall.  

It anticipates streetcar operations will cost the city about $4.2 million a year.

The funds will come from three sources including parking revenues from Over-the-Rhine and the Central Business District.

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Cincinnati streetcar
11:50 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Streetcar track work moves to Central Business District

Work crews installing streetcar track on Walnut Street near Central Parkway in downtown Cincinnati.
Credit Jay Hanselman

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."

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Cincinnati streetcar
3:27 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Streetcar pause in December cost nearly $1 million

Cincinnati officials now say the nearly three week pause in construction on the city's streetcar project cost nearly $1 million.  That includes more than $637,000 for contractors.

“Cost directly associated with the pause itself for MPD and its subcontractors,” said Chris Eilerman, streetcar project manager.  “So it’s largely go to be down time, idle equipment time, those kind of costs basically incurred during the pause itself.”

MPD is a partnership of three companies working on the streetcar project.  They include Messer, Prus, and Delta.

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