Cincinnati Streetcar breaks ground!

Local and federal officials were joined by 500 supporters today in breaking ground in Cincinnati for the first phase of a modern streetcar system to support low-mileage lifestyles and attract more center-city investment.

An important event in Ohio transit history occurred on Feb. 17, 2012! See and read about the Cincinnati Streetcar groundbreaking ceremonies at the links below….

POSTED: 1:52 pm EST February 17, 2012
http://www.wlwt.com/video/30484654/detail.html (may take a while to download)

See photo gallery of groundbreaking ceremony
http://www.jjakucyk.com/streetcargroundbreaking/
(do not use photos without express written permission of Jeffrey Jakucyk)

Streetcar project breaks ground
2:57 PM, Feb. 17, 2012

OVER-THE-RHINE — After years in the making, the city of Cincinnati broke ground today on the $110 million streetcar project. The event was held at Memorial Hall this afternoon.

The nation’s transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, attended along Mayor Mark Mallory and City Manager Milton Dohoney.

Upon completion, the streetcar will snake 3.6 miles from Riverfront into Over-the-Rhine, connecting the Banks to Findlay Market.

READ MORE HERE

Please take a moment to comment on this and other Cincinnati Streetcar news stories at the TV station and newspaper weblinks posted above. Thank you.

Please also see the official Cincinnati Streetcar video:

Cincinnati Streetcar video


1 Comment to "Cincinnati Streetcar breaks ground!"

  1. February 18, 2012 - 12:40 AM | Permalink

    Wonderful news for a great city to get better. I haven’t been back for a while, but after walking the Covington Bridge, seeing the beautiful Cincinnati Union Terminal, etc., I saw the tracks remaining in the Dixie Terminal building and hoped the return of steetcars would soon come to pass. Congratulations.

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