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Cincinnati: High streetcar ridership causing delays, tension

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    Cincinnati: High streetcar ridership causing delays, tension

    CINCINNATI — Supporters say it’s a good problem to have, but high streetcar demand and some delays in service have generated tension between the city and the transit authority, less than a month after the system’s launch.

    And, contrary to what would seem to be true, more fare revenue won’t be enough to pay for a service increase.

    The latest chapter in Cincinnati’s streetcar drama came Monday, when City Manager Harry Black issued a letter to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, which oversees streetcar operations, expressing concern over longer-than-anticipated wait times along its route connecting Over-the-Rhine, Downtown and The Banks.

    The city’s contract with the transit authority mandates that the streetcar arrive at each of its 18 stops every 12 minutes during the week, and every 15 minutes on weekends. …………………….(more)






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