All the sudden everyone online is all streetcar all the time. Maybe they’ve been emboldened by the Banks news. I for one can’t wait until the streetcar is running but I still think it would be better if it ran past Fountain Square. One more development that I think would be positive is the development of an independent corporation set up ala 3CDC, or even under their umbrella. I've also thought about financing, and why I think we would be better served with a quasi-private corporation in charge, what Wired calls the Future of Business, Free.
I imagine something like during baseball season the cars are total Reds and anyone with a game day ticket rides free. Taste, the various restaurants sponsor different cars and everyone rides free. Oktoberfest, beer sponsors all over the place and that weekend everyone rides free. Riverfest, the cars are all WEBN and everyone rides, yep free. Buy something in the Q, ride home free. Eat on Fountain square, ride home free. You could go on and on. I don’t think there will be any buy-in from hotels because their business model is designed to try and keep customers from leaving. I also like the idea of a surcharge for parking in the CBD that goes to the streetcar. But with the right marketing and some thinking outside the box, the streetcar
I had been thinking of this over the weekend, and then I saw Jackie's video with Brad Thomas talking up the streetcar and also Sean Fisher.
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