The average person doesn't realize this, but contrary to what the old news media feeds you, there is a broad base of support for the streetcar. How did you think it made it this far? Fed up with one-sided streetcar stories the group Cincinnatians for Progress has awoken from its slumber and is going on the offensive to get the word out. We all know that there are people in Anderson Township, Warren and Butler County hate the streetcar with a passion.
Randy Simes, editor of the blog UrbanCincy has some good insight on why,
If you ever wonder why opponents have been so bold here in Cincinnati, this is why. Once people are introduced to modern transit options, they don't want to go back to the days without it.
But we don't care about the city haters because we love Cincinnati with the same amount of enthusiasm.
At last nights Streetcar Social none other than Mayor Mallory dropped in to talk about all things streetcar, where we've been, where we are and where we're going with the streetcar.
The construction contract is signed, cars are getting constructed and rail will be laid this fall.
The biggest cheers and aplause went to the mayors comment on the maintenance building. This won't mean anything to someone not hip deep in the streetcar, the Mayor named this building the Center of Advanced Streetcar Technology, or CoAST for short. That and the first two cars to get rolling will be #9 and #48. Those car numbers are my words, not the mayors, but we'll get it done.
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