Which Costs More: Building or Delaying the Streetcar?

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In a recent interview with CityBeat about the streetcar, Cincinnati mayoral candidate, John Cranley stated:

“Stop the reckless spending. Eight weeks between now and the swearing in of the next mayor is not going to change anything for their schedule, but it wastes money if I’m elected.”

Delaying a construction project is not as simple as turning off a light switch. In fact, it would cost more money to temporarily halt the project than by allowing it to continue. From compensating construction workers to rescheduling pending equipment rentals and supply deliveries, here’s a breakdown of what’s involved in the process of an 8-week delay:

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