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Cincinnati streetcar
8:52 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Council debate to pause streetcar project will continue

Streetcar construction work in Over-the-Rhine.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Cincinnati Council will hold another special session Tuesday afternoon to continue discussion about pausing construction and spending on the streetcar project.

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11:39 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Mayor-elect Cranley names committee chairs

Cincinnati  Mayor-elect John Cranley Friday released his list of city council committees and who will be the chairpersons of those committees.  The full Council could approve them Sunday. 

The new streetcar committee is scheduled to meet Monday at noon.  A press release said the group will "consider a proposal aimed at pausing streetcar spending and implementing a comprehensive, objective review of the project in order to determine the true cost of cancellation vs. continuation."

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Cincinnati streetcar
2:18 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

New streetcar ordinance & Sittenfeld makes announcement

Streetcar construction work in Over-the-Rhine.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

As expected, Cincinnati Council Tuesday passed an ordinance requiring city administrators to complete the first phase of the streetcar project.  

City solicitor John Curp was asked to explain the action.

“This would place the directive to proceed with the streetcar as an ordinance, as a law of the city,” Curp said.  “Which would obligate the manager to proceed with that directive until another law or ordinance was passed to replace it.”

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Cincinnati streetcar
4:31 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Another streetcar vote after conference call with federal lawyer

Provided from City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council will likely approve an ordinance Tuesday telling city administrators to complete the first phase of the streetcar project in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.  The action comes as the city's new mayor, John Cranley, has vowed to stop the plan.  

Council's Budget and Finance Committee approved the ordinance Monday after a conference call with Dorval Carter, who's the chief counsel for the Federal Transit Administration.  The FTA has provided funding for the city project.  He said requests to pause or cancel a project are relatively rare.

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Cincinnati Streetcar
4:07 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Keep or cancel streetcar? Difference is $8.5-22.5 million

Update 11/21/13 @ 5:20PM:  Cincinnati mayor-elect John Cranley is not being swayed by the city administration's cost estimates to cancel the streetcar project.

“It doesn’t cost $40 million to say stop,” Cranley said Thursday during a press conference.  “It doesn’t take a year to get out of this madness.  We’re going to immediately put a halt to this project.”

Cranley is still promising a Council vote the first week of December to temporarily stop the streetcar project.

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