Streetcars are Part of Our Comprehensive Transit Plan

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Some have expressed hesitancy over the Cincinnati Streetcar saying it needs to be part of a larger, comprehensive transit plan for the region.  Fortunately, Streetcars are included as part of our region’s long range transportation planning goals.

The Cincinnati Streetcar will connect Uptown with Downtown, Light and Commuter Rail, Union Terminal,  and major bus hubs in Corryville, Walnut Hills, and Government Square.  The next two maps can be found in Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Government’s 2030 Regional Transportation Plan.

Rail Plan

The Anti-Passenger Rail Amendment would affect every line shown on this map
The Anti-Passenger Rail Amendment would affect every line shown on this map

Bus Plan

OKI Bus Plan

Closer View

This map illustrates how the streetcar provides connections between various forms of transit
This map illustrates how the streetcar provides connections between various forms of transit

As these maps illustrate, the region has a long range transit plan and the Cincinnati Streetcar is an important part of making it a success. Support Improved Regional Transportation–Support the Streetcar.

4 thoughts on “Streetcars are Part of Our Comprehensive Transit Plan

    Ben Brennan said:
    September 10, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Can you please link to bigger maps or something, these all keep ending up as near unreadable.

      CincyStreetcar said:
      September 10, 2009 at 5:45 pm

      Larger versions of the maps can be found by following the link

    Adam said:
    September 11, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Looking at the plan as a whole with the light rail additions and streetcar extensions makes the plan look a whole lot better to me. I guess we have to start somewhere.

    Jason said:
    September 13, 2009 at 7:52 am

    This sort of forward looking plan is what’s most important about getting the first loop of the streetcar done.
    Other cities have found that once the first tracks are laid and people and businesses start to realize the benefits, its not long before every neighborhood in the city is begging to be included on the next expansion. Not only that, but it helps people understand the convenience of rail transit better so that its easier to get support for the bigger, more expensive projects, such as lightrail along I-75 or I-71 as well as highspeed plans.
    The first phase is essential to getting the ball rolling.

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