In the last mayoral debate before the November election, Roxanne Qualls and John Cranley brought up the Cincinnati streetcar 26 times during the hour-long televised program. While Qualls is an avid supporter of the streetcar, Cranley has based his campaign around canceling the project, claiming that it is a waste of money. Curiously, he also stated that he wants to improve Cincinnati and the city’s African American middle class by using the Atlanta economic model. Does John Cranley realize that Atlanta is currently building a streetcar that will open in their urban core in 2014?
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