Recent posts for CincyStreetcar Blog

Bring on the CAFs!
A vehicle similar to the Cincinnati Streetcar is making the journey across Europe from Zaragoza, Spain to Wednesbury Depot in England. Trams Today posted about the much-anticipated Urbos 3, which was manufactured by CAF, the same company creating streetcars...
Posted: 2/27/2014 11:00 AM
Death by Streetcar?
Recently WCPO Channel 9 aired an I-Team investigation entitled “Streetcar will cause accidents & deaths”; a scare story to rack up ratings for February Sweeps. Viewers immediately took to social media to express their outrage of the biased and irresponsible...
Posted: 2/26/2014 7:00 AM
Temporary Closure: Utility Relocation at Government Square
As streetcar construction nears Government Square, utility relocation and renewal will close the bus hub from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., starting Tuesday, February 25. This construction is expected to take several days. All Metro routes currently served...
Posted: 2/25/2014 7:13 AM
Over-The-Rhine Rail Dog Parade
Due to recent cold and icy weather, the long-time holiday tradition of the Mount Adams Reindog Parade was canceled this year after trying to reschedule it twice. Fortunately, this weekend brought clear skies, warmer temperatures, and a burst of creativity....
Posted: 12/31/2013 11:00 AM
Crown Building Opens Along Streetcar Route
Nearly two years after acquisition, Kim Starbuck and Charles Erickson revealed their newly revived property across the street from Findlay Market. The Crown Building, which was scooped up by the pair in 2011, revealed itself to the community just days...
Posted: 12/30/2013 11:00 AM
Downtown Residents Council gives Third Pledge of Support for Streetcar
In their monthly newsletter, Downtown Residents Council once again spoke out in support of the streetcar with the following proclamation: Adopted September 11, 2007 without dissent, again in 2009 without dissent, and on December 10, 2013 with 90.4% voting...
Posted: 12/29/2013 8:20 PM
Streetcar Update: December 20, 2013
Yesterday, Cincinnati City Council voted to restart streetcar construction after a three week pause to audit the project. Here’s what’s coming up over the next two weeks: Thursday, Dec. 26 Rail delivery on Elm Street (Findlay to McMicken). Elm Street...
Posted: 12/20/2013 3:16 PM
INFOGRAPHIC: The Streetcar Budget
As City Council prepares to make a crucial vote on whether to “pause” or continue the streetcar project, designer Giacomo Ciminello compiled a visual of the costs for both pausing and continuing with the project. The initial estimate shows a $400,000...
Posted: 12/4/2013 10:31 AM
Thanksgiving Treat Surprises Streetcar Construction Workers
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, streetcar supporters delivered several dozen waffles from Taste of Belgium to construction workers along the streetcar route Wednesday morning. Over 200 workers are employed with hands-on jobs along the 3.6 mile route, meaning...
Posted: 11/27/2013 5:24 PM
It’s a Streetcar, not a Trolley
Have you heard people referring to the Cincinnati Streetcar as a “trolley?” It’s a dated and inaccurate term. Here’s why: Tagged: Cincinnati, education, Engagement, History, Infographic, Infrastructure, outreach, Streetcar, transit, transportation, t...
Posted: 11/21/2013 8:00 AM
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