From this week’s Soapbox:
“The Cincinnati Streetcar represents the triumph of a huge grassroots effort of concerned Cincinnatians,” Thomas continued. “This success of this project was truly the result of countless ordinary citizens standing up and working to make their city a better place to live.”
City officials are now working on the next phases of the project which include environmental assessments, utility relocation, and preliminary construction which is expected to begin this fall. Once under construction, the project should take approximately two-and-a-half years to complete, with the first passengers riding in spring 2013.