City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Streetcar: Did You Know?

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The following material is a guest post from the City of Cincinnati.

Chances are if you are a resident of Greater Cincinnati and/or a visitor of this blog, you may already know that the City of Cincinnati is planning the construction and operation of a Streetcar system through its urban core. But, there may be a few facts about the Cincinnati Streetcar project that you do not know.

Did You Know?

  • The first phase of the Cincinnati Streetcar will cover a 4.9-mile route connecting Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and Clifton.
  • The Cincinnati Streetcar will make 18 stops along its route to many of Greater Cincinnati’s most popular attractions, including Fountain Square, The Banks, Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium, Music Hall, Findlay Market and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
  • Seven modern streetcars will be used to operate the Cincinnati Streetcar.
  • The streetcar will run up to 18 hours a day and 365 days a year.
  • Each streetcar will hold up to 170 to 209 passengers.
  • Cincinnati’s Streetcars will easily accommodate passengers with wheelchairs and bicycles.

To learn more about the Cincinnati Streetcar project, visit www.cincinnatistreetcar.com.

Streetcar Projects 3-to-1 ROI in Local Economic Development

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Today’s guest blog post is from the City of Cincinnati:

The Cincinnati Streetcar project is anticipated to stimulate the local economy by attracting more businesses, new jobs and advanced revenue into the urban core and Greater Cincinnati economy. For every $1 spent, the City is projected to see $3 in return to the local economy.

In addition, 1,800 jobs are predicted to result from the construction of the Cincinnati Streetcar alone, and an estimated 9,000 jobs could be created over the next 20 years.

Studies indicate that development along the streetcar’s route will result in approximately $1.4 billion in economic impact. Residents could see impact in more than 1,100 new housing units, and businesses are estimated to benefit from 92 acres of land likely to be converted into 7.4 million square feet of new office and retail space.

All city neighborhoods will benefit from new jobs and residents paying general earnings.

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