CINCINNATI – CAF, the company contracted to build the actual light-rail vehicle for the city's much debated streetcar project, released computer-generated sketches of what those cars will look like.
On CAF's projects page the dimensions and data sheet of the vehicle is also listed. The streetcar's max speed is listed at 70 kph (about 44 mph) with a total passenger capacity of 286.
City Council OK'd a $20.5 million contract in December 2012 to design and build five streetcars that would follow a 3.6-mile looped route.
The light-rail system would extend from the riverfront through downtown and north to Over-the-Rhine, ending near Findlay Market. Utilities and other work has already begun on the system.
Council member Laure Quinlivan will hold a special session Tuesday at 10 a.m. aiming to provide city council members and the community the opportunity to address executives from CAAF. The public will also be encouraged to look at the interior of the streetcar.
City Project Executive of the streetcar, John Deatrick, will present at the session.
And as construction for the rail system moves forward, it continues to be a centerpiece for the city's upcoming mayoral election between Roxanne Qualls and John Cranley.
Reporter Kevin Osborne explores the possibility of the streetcar project being stopped in this 9 On Your Side piece, "Could the streetcar be canceled?".
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