The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting the City administration is planning on extending the streetcar further into Uptown:
Michael Moore, Cincinnati’s interim director of transportation and engineering, told council’s Budget and Finance Committee that even as planning for the streetcar’s first phase is continuing, City Hall already is seeking more state and federal money, some of which would be used to create “a university transit hub” around the University of Cincinnati.
“We try to get our fingers into as many places as we can,” Moore said.
The first phase’s two potential uphill routes – Vine or West Clifton streets – would take the streetcars from Over-the-Rhine only as far as Clifton Heights, on UC’s fringe. An extension that reaches deeper into the campus area and Clifton, advocates say, would make the streetcar system more easily accessible to thousands of potential riders at the university and the community’s cluster of hospitals, seen as a prime target audience.