Council committee gets update on Cincy streetcar project

Jan 22, 2014

Cincinnati officials said Wednesday they still do not know the cost of delaying work on the streetcar project for most of last month.  They're still calculating that number and also the effect on the timeline to build the first phase.  

Council delayed the project for several weeks before deciding on December 19th to let it move forward.  Officials also say the cold weather has caused some delays.  

The first actual streetcar will arrive in the city in March 2015.  

Cincinnati and Metro officials are offering a first look at how much it may cost to ride the Cincinnati streetcar when it starts operating in a couple years.  Preliminary numbers show a 2-hour ticket could cost $1.75 and a 24-hour pass would be $3.50.   At those rates, officials project about 3,000 boardings per day.  

Right now officials are projecting the streetcar would operate Sunday thru Thursday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday it would run until midnight.