Statewide News
7:04 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Work On Cincy Streetcar Resumes After Key Vote

Work on Cincinnati's streetcar is set to begin anew on Thursday with the delivery of rail for the 3.6-mile line.

Installation of the rail on the $133 million streetcar line will resume Friday.

Other work coming up will include rebar installation, and work on traffic signals, poles and water mains.

The controversial streetcar project survived a vow by newly elected Mayor John Cranley to derail it for good because of the price tag.

A 6-3 vote by the city council last week prevented him from doing that.

The council decided to move forward with the project after learning that the city already has spent $34 million on it and the costs to stop the streetcar could have topped $80 million.

The streetcar is set to be finished in 2016.