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August 20, 2014

Cincinnati streetcar unlikely to receive $5M fed grant

The regional transit authority's grant application rated poorly in a standard scoring process completed by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments transportation planning agency, according to documents obtained by The Enquirer.


July 16, 2014

Cincinnati streetcar construction, one year later

While construction costs are on time and on budget, operating cost discussions are ongoing for the $133 million project.


May 21, 2014

SORTA transfers fed rail funds to streetcar project

Will apply $268,278 of its remaining funding from a federal grant to the Cincinnati Streetcar. The money is left over from a $876,762 rail-related grant that was awarded to the agency in 1996 that must be used or would be forfeited and no other regional projects qualify for the funds.


April 2, 2014

Cincinnati streetcar hits construction milestone

The city has finished constructing one mile of streetcar track, despite a three-week project shutdown in December while the project was at risk of being canceled. Additionally, work was stalled at times in January and February, due to extreme winter temperatures.


December 19, 2013

Cincinnati’s SORTA may take on streetcar operating costs

The decision is based upon assurances from the Cincinnati business and philanthropic communities that they will work with the agency in public-private partnership to secure the funds required. The FTA has also agreed to serve as a resource.


December 18, 2013

Canceling Cincinnati streetcar costs less than completion, audit shows

It would cost between $50.3 million and $80.1 million to cancel the project, while by comparison, it would cost between $104.6 million and $105.7 million to complete it.


November 20, 2013

Cincinnati mayor-elect to review streetcar alternative

Will study the costs and benefits of Hop On Cincinnati, a downtown trolley bus system, as a potentially more affordable alternative.


October 30, 2013

$133M Cincinnati streetcar plan causes contention in mayoral race

John Cranley calls the streetcar a bad investment and wants to cancel the project, while Roxanne Qualls supports the project, saying it will spark redevelopment and add jobs, as similar projects have done in other cities.


October 16, 2013

First Cincinnati streetcar track installed

The first dozen pieces of track were installed outside Music Hall. MPD, the construction contractor, will adjust the rails to align to specifications over the next two weeks.


May 1, 2013

Cincinnati streetcar faces $17.4M shortfall

Project funding gap is in part due to bids to install tracks, build shelters and buy ticket machines being $26 million to $44 million higher than estimated by the city.


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