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Streetcar Supporters Launch Campaign to Save Project

Residents, business owners rally to lobby new mayor and council

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Dozens of residents and business owners gathered in Over-the-Rhine on Tuesday to launch a campaign that seeks to persuade Mayor-elect John Cranley and the newly elected City Council to support the $133 million streetcar project. Attendees included Ryan Messer, who used his life savings to renovate his home in Over-the-Rhine; Derek Bauman, co-chair of Cincinnatians for Progress; Jean-Francois...  
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Parking Plan Called Off

Port Authority and newly elected mayor and council agree to end deal

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Mayor-elect John Cranley, the newly elected City Council and the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority on Tuesday agreed to eliminate the city’s plan to lease its parking meters, lots and garages to the Port Authority once newly elected officials take office in December.But it remains unclear how much it will cost to terminate the plan, default on the lease agreement with the Port Authority and al...  
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Winter shelter needs funds, streetcar work could ramp up, school formula hurts minorities

{CommentsCant} · Monday, November 11, 2013
As of Friday, Cincinnati’s winter shelter still needs $43,000 out of the $75,000 required to open from late December through February. That means hundreds of homeless people could be left out in the cold — literally — for at least a month longer than usual if the shelter doesn’t get more...  
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Streetcar fight continues, state evaluating transit services, parking plan moving ahead

{CommentsCant} · Friday, November 8, 2013
A small group of Over-the-Rhine homeowners is preparing for a possible lawsuit and other actions should Mayor-elect John Cranley try to cancel the $133 million streetcar project. Ryan Messer says the fight is about protecting his family’s investment along the streetcar route...  
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City Considering Around-the-Clock Work on Streetcar

Project executive says third shift would help minimize disruptions to public and traffic

{CommentsCant} · Friday, November 8, 2013
Officials working on the $133 million streetcar project are considering taking up extra shifts to speed up delivery of new rail and minimize disruptions caused by construction, project executive John Deatrick told CityBeat on Friday. If it goes as planned, the extra shifts would reduce the time needed to deliver and install rails around Findlay Market and Liberty Street from one week ...  
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Winter Shelter Still Needs $43,000

Shelter could open as late as mid-January without more support

{CommentsCant} · Friday, November 8, 2013
Cincinnati’s winter shelter for the homeless might not be able to open until mid-January if it doesn’t get more contributions, says Josh Spring, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition. That means hundreds of homeless people could be left out in the cold — literally — for at least a month longer than usual if the shelter doesn’t get more donations. Spring s...  
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Cranley sets agenda, streetcar cancellation costs still unknown, Kasich limits minor parties

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, November 7, 2013
Mayor-elect John Cranley laid out his plans and priorities for his first term at his first press conference yesterday. Cranley says two of his top priorities are undoing the $133 million streetcar project and parking plan, which would lease the city’s parking meters, lots and garages to ...  
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State to Evaluate Existing Transit Systems

Study looks at rising demand and shrinking budgets

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, November 7, 2013
While Cincinnati’s $133 million streetcar project remains in limbo, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is taking a deep look at the state’s existing transit systems to encourage more efficiency and cost effectiveness. Specifically, ODOT says the “Ohio Statewide Transit Needs Study” i...  
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Voters elect anti-streetcar majority, pension privatization rejected, turnout at record low

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Voters last night elected an anti-streetcar City Council majority and mayor, which raises questions about the $133 million project’s future even as construction remains underway. Ex-Councilman John Cranley, who ran largely on his opposition to the project, easily defeated stre...  
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Streetcar's Fate Still Unknown

New anti-streetcar majority faces unknown costs, hit to operating budget with cancellation

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
City officials on Wednesday reasserted that it remains unknown how much it would cost to cancel the $133 million streetcar project, and city spokesperson Meg Olberding and project executive John Deatrick agreed the unknown costs are a big concern. Voters on Tuesday ele...