Streetcars Are an Investment in the Present and Future

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The Enquirer had this article about a streetcar initially used in Cincinnati still being in service in Kenosha, Wisconsin:

There, visitors can climb aboard a green-striped, yellow Cincinnati electric streetcar with this destination designation on the front: 35: Price Hill – Warsaw. It is a PCC streetcar, an art deco-influenced vehicle developed in the 1930s.

This streetcar, with over 80 years of service (Toronto purchased Cincinnati’s streetcars when they were decommissioned), is still carrying passengers.

When properly maintained, streetcars can last nearly forever.  Unlike buses which need to be replaced every 12-15 years and automobiles which need to be replaced even more frequently, the investments that Cincinnati is making in our streetcar system will not only benefit present Cincinnatians but also future generations.

The Cincinnati Streetcars that will begin service in 2013 could still be carrying passengers during Cincinnati’s Tricentennial Anniversary celebration in 2088. The streetcar is an investment in our City and its future.  Support Cincinnati’s next century–Build the Streetcar.

Read the rest of the Enquirer article here.

3 thoughts on “Streetcars Are an Investment in the Present and Future

    John Schneider said:
    February 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I’ve heard that some of the PCC streetcars that originally went from Cincinnati to Toronto are still rolling around in Alexandria, Egypt and Tampico, Mexico.

    t-storm said:
    February 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Taking good jobs out of hardworking Mexican and Egyptian hands. Geez.

    t-storm said:
    March 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Well, it sounds like your governor is doing what COAST couldn’t do.

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