Cincinnati Streetcar Status: On Time and On Budget

The final piece of track has been laid for the forthcoming streetcar on Cincinnati's Second Street. The controversial project has so far been a breeze to build.
October 19, 2015, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Crews with Messer-Prus-Delta, the consortium of contractors building Cincinnati’s streetcar line, welded the final piece of rail into Second Street on Friday, all but completing the first phase of the project on time and within the construction budget set by Mayor Mark Mallory and the Cincinnati City Council in 2013," reports Chris Wetterich.

The article also includes a review of some of the political debate surrounding the streetcar project, especially the opposition by current Mayor John Cranley. Wetterich also notes the success of Believe in Cincinnati, a grassroots organization that helped saved the project in 2014. Supporters of the streetcar are now pressing for the next phase of the project, what they're calling phase 1b, to move forward.

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Published on Friday, October 16, 2015 in Cincinnati Business Courier
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