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Officials say downtown Cincinnati streetcar project is on track; opening expected in 2016
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:42 AM EDT
One year after construction started, the downtown Cincinnati streetcar project is still on track.
The 3.6-mile streetcar line is designed to connect Cincinnati's downtown and riverfront stadiums with the nearby Over-the-Rhine historic district's trendy bars, restaurants and a popular farmers market.
It's been a bumpy ride for the streetcar.
The project had opposition from the start, but voters approved it through two referendums. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, elected in November, then vowed not to support more spending on the project, but a city council vote revitalized it.
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com