The SORTA board of trustees has signed off on an operating and maintenance agreement for the streetcar. Cincinnati Council has already approved the agreement, which spells out the responsibilities of the transit authority and the city.
The new streetcar logo was also unveiled Tuesday.
Under terms of the agreement, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority will make an annual funding request to the city to cover operating costs. The city will collect the funds from fares, advertising revenue, parking fees, and from property tax abatement offset revenue.
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.