Fan Mail

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Occasionally we get interesting letters at Cincystreetcar.com here is one:

Dear [Cincystreetcar.com]-

I applaud you, the Mayor and all the people of your fine city who are supporting and open-minded about the streetcar proposal.

I wish I could financially support your efforts but my job was phased out and I am on the verge of losing my home.  Nevertheless, if circumstances change, even slightly, I promise to make a donation to what could possibly change for the better the entire area. I have seen streetcars give a major shot in the arm not just to the economy but to the spirits of citizens who never even realized what a boost a streetcar can be.

We don’t have streetcars here but whenever I am in a city that does, I never hesitate to hop on.

Good luck with what you are all aiming toward. I think when the tracks are laid and people realize it is permanent (something bus routes are not) and new businesses start opening and older busineses start sprucing up…..all the naysayers who balk now, will change their tune.

Have faith and I am certain your efforts and those of so many will be rewarded.

Bravo!!!! I can’t wait to ride the first streetcar!!

Best wishes,
Paul ________
Portsmouth, NH

Streetcar in Vienna, Courtesy Mike Governanti
Streetcar in Vienna, Courtesy Mike Governanti

Streetcar Wedding

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In the Enquirer this story about a couple whose wedding gifts are being donated to the streetcar.

Streetcar Debate on Video

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Watch last week’s debate online, at your own convenience, on Explore Cincinnati or UrbanCincy.  Sorry can’t embed videos on WordPress.

SUE Streetcar Debate Coverage

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If you weren’t able to make it to the streetcar debate last night don’t worry.  You can listen to it today live on Bearcast Radio at 10am on Explore Cincinnati.  The weekly show will broadcast the debate in its entirety and then move on to discussions about the debate and other urban topics in Cincinnati.

If that doesn’t work for your schedule just give it a day or so and the free podcast will be up for you to download, and a video should even be on the way soon (which will be posted here).  In the mean time enjoy these great photographs provided by our friend Jake Mecklenborg.

A special thanks goes out to John Schneider and Jason Haap for being so gracious to engage in the debate and share their thoughts with the general public.