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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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Politics
11:00 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

Streetcar bids set off a wildfire in mayor's race

You had to know that this $110 million streetcar project was going to run straight down the middle of this year’s Cincinnati mayor’s race.

One candidate, Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, has been an ardent supporter. The other major candidate, John Cranley, has been a vocal opponent.

At the moment, though, the streetcar appears to have jumped the tracks.

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Cincinnati streetcar
3:22 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Cincinnati Council Member angry about streetcar delays

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach is telling streetcar supporters on Twitter his patience is beginning to run thin with the project.  

He wrote either city administrators need to get going or they don't.  He asked how many times will the date for operations to start be pushed back.  

The original plan called for streetcars to be running this year.  Now the projected operating date is 2016.  

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Cincinnati streetcar
12:37 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

SORTA Board appoves agreement language Cincinnati opposes

Streetcar on display at Fountain Square several years ago
Jay Hanselman

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is moving ahead with the process to apply for an $11 million federal grant to help build the Cincinnati Streetcar system.   

A cooperative agreement will govern how the two agencies spend the federal money during the streetcar project.  

But the SORTA Board has approved language in a document the city does not want included.

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Cincinnati streetcar
11:03 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Duke wants operating agreement before beginning streetcar work

Jay Hanselman

The president of Duke Energy says the company will not provide a construction schedule for moving its wires and pipes for the city’s streetcar project until the two sides reach a deal on an operating agreement. 


Julie Janson expressed her concerns in an October 10th letter to City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr.


Janson said the operating agreement must allow the company to have immediate access to equipment during emergencies and enough time to resolve any issues. 

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