Cincinnati's mayor and city manager will be meeting with the streetcar team this week to discuss the dwindling amount of money in the contingency fund. If all worst case scenarios happen, the fund could have just $80,000 left in it. It started out with more than $9 million.
Mayor John Cranley says the message to streetcar officials John Deatrick and Chris Eilerman is this: "We need to have a team that's going to bring the streetcar in on time and under budget, or we need a new team."
There may not be a lot of electric cars on the road now but Cincinnati Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld believes there will be soon and he wants the city to be ready. He's behind a resolution directing the city manager to look at creating more charging stations.
Tuesday, City Council's Education and Entrepreneurship Committee discussed a resolution directing the administration to report on the feasibility of having stations on city property, and creating incentives for privately owned stations. Eight of the nine council members signed on to the resolution.
The City of Cincinnati will install mile markers on four paved hiking-biking trails, so if you need assistance you can get it more quickly. The Otto Armleder Park Trail and Connector Trail, the Lunken Airport Trail, and the Ohio River Trail will all have numbered markers posted every tenth of a mile, much like on Interstate highways.
Some Cincinnati council members are still debating proposed city regulations for ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft.
The Major Transportation committee Tuesday delayed a vote on such an ordinance.
Vice Mayor David Mann said he has concerns with pages-long terms and conditions for each service. He does not like limits on negligence liability and waiving the right to a jury trial to settle any claims.