The weekend's celebrations of the new Cincinnati Bell Connector drew quite a crowd.
"The much-awaited Cincinnati Bell Connector opened to the public on Friday, September 9, and gave over 50,000 rides during its grand opening three-day weekend," writes Travis Estell.
Those numbers came despite a bomb threat that temporarily closer service on Saturday. "The threat, which appears to be connected to similar threats made over the weekend at the Cincinnati Zoo and two local high school football games, was not believed to be credible, but the system was closed down as a precautionary measure," according to Estell.
The free rides are over, however. After the weekend's celebration, regular fares of $1 for a two-hour pass, or $2 for an all-day pass went into effect on Monday. We'll be sure to track the success of the system moving forward, along with the also-successful-in-the-early-going Kansas City Streetcar.
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