City of Cincinnati - Streetcar
is the project's home page. On Feb 24, it got a Cincinnati Streetcar Construction Update
. Now at Elm St., and it will move northward block-by-block in that street.
City of Cincinnati - CAF USA Selected As Preferred Vendor For Streetcar Vehicles
- the page includes what looks like a 3D-model rendering. It will be a modern streetcar, an articulated one with three segments and a wheel assembly at each end segment.
Streetcar first step in Mayor Mallory’s regional rail transit vision — UrbanCincy
One of the most important aspects of the modern streetcar vehicles is their “low floor” feature along the entire length of the streetcar. The low floor is the section of the streetcar that is most level with the curb of the streetcar station, and thus provides significant benefits for handicap accessibility, bicyclists, and people with strollers. Whereas other streetcars have only a small section that is low floor, the CAF streetcars are 100 percent low floor, meaning even greater access for people with wheeled transportation.
Not just rail vehicles are often low-floor these days, but also buses.
Mayor Mallory highlights successes, commits to transit in seventh State of the City address — UrbanCincy
“Before we are even finished with the first phase, we have started work on the second phase,” Mallory revealed. “I have already asked for federal funds to study which route will be used to connect to our assets in the uptown area like UC, the hospitals, the zoo, and the EPA.”
Where those destinations are: Re-Envision Cincinnati « CincyStreetcar Blog
- it shows some late-2009 rail plans.
What's now being built is from Transit Center to Findlay Market, the southern half of what was earlier proposed. The northern half extends from Findlay Market to the University of Cincinnati, the medical center, and the zoo.
The map also shows streetcar extensions from UC to Walnut Hills, Washington Park on the southern half to Cincinnati Union Terminal, and the Transit Center across the Ohio River to Newport and Covington. It also shows light rail from I-74 and I-75 to Washington Park, and from I-71 to the airport. On the north bank of the Ohio River is an east-west commuter-rail line. It even shows proposed high-speed rail to Chicago, Cleveland, and Louisville.