Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Wednesday his proposed budget revisions will include $12 million to buy the former Wasson Way line from Norfolk Southern. That would allow the city to continue with plans for a bike/hike trail to connect several city neighborhoods.
The city reached an agreement with the railroad last year to purchase about 4.1 miles of Wasson Way for $11,757,000. That deal expires on July 31, 2016, unless the city pays to extend the purchase option. Cranley's plan means the transaction should be completed this summer.