Secret streetcar documents revealed following court ruling

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Climb Aboard Peter Witt Streetcars
The inspiration for Cincinnati’s modern streetcar marketing campaign was deemed to risque by the State of Ohio and COAST.

There has been some chatter lately about this “secret” streetcar document discovered by Duke Energy.

The initial reports have suggested that the City of Cincinnati may have shared some information about utility work that it should not have. But thus far the information has not been made available to the public, and a recent ruling by Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Carl Stich says that the document should either be destroyed or returned.

With all the rumors circulating we thought we would finally put the matter to rest. It’s not about utilities or finances. It is instead about a proposed marketing strategy, discussed internally at City Hall, that would draw inspiration from Peter Witt Streetcar ads in the early 20th century.

The issue came to light following the refusal by the State of Ohio to offer any financial support to Pure Romance. Family values representatives from both the state and the ubiquitous COAST seemed emboldened following their efforts to drive Pure Romance south of the river to the debauchery stricken State of Kentucky.

We have included one of the ads intended to frame the initial marketing campaign for Cincinnati’s modern streetcar system. Due to the recent blow-back, however, city officials are now scrambling to figure out a more family friendly marketing campaign that will appeal to COAST.

Hundreds attend second monthly Streetcar Social at Rhinegeist

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Last night was great! It was the second monthly Streetcar Social hosted by Cincinnatians for Progress.

Mayor Mallory at Streetcar Social

Around 200 streetcar supporters, including Cincinnati Mayor Mallory and several City Council members, showed up to Rhinegeist to socialize and learn more about the current status of the project.

One thing that Mayor Mallory discussed was the maintenance operation facility, which will be built just around the corner from Rhinegeist at Henry Street and Race Street. He revealed that work would soon begin on the facility and informed us all that it will be called the Center of Advanced Streetcar Technology, or COAST for short. 🙂

Have a great weekend!