Photo Video
A proposed design for Cincinnati's planned streetcar.
Hide Caption
A proposed streetcar design, which will be built by CAF USA.
Hide Caption
A view of one of the proposed streetcar designs. Provided by CAF USA.
Hide Caption
One of the proposed designs of the Cincinnati streetcar, which is being built by CAF USA.
Hide Caption

Mayor unveils proposed streetcar designs

a a a a
Share this story

CINCINNATI - Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory gave Tri-State residents a sneak peek at the streetcar that will go through the area during his State of the City Address Tuesday night .

Mallory unveiled the proposed designs for the streetcar at the meeting and announced the city's partnership with CAF USA , who will build up to five modern streetcar vehicles. The Cincinnati Streetcar Project broke ground in February .

While the specific design has not yet been determined, Mallory showed several proposed designs, which included models with red and white exteriors.

The city will enter into contract negotiations with CAF USA, which has also produced streetcars in cities like Pittsburgh, Sacramento and Houston.

The Cincinnati Streetcar Project has been scaled back over time both financially and geographically after Ohio's Department of Transportation said it would not contribute $52 million. The project is estimated to cost $128 million.

The route is now expected to cover ground from Fountain Square to Findlay Market and expand to other communities in the coming years.

Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Print this article

Comments

Hmm... It looks like you’re not a WCPO Insider. or Subscribe now to contribute!

More On The Streetcar
Political Cocktail: Former Mayor Roxanne Qualls
Political Cocktail: Former Mayor Roxanne Qualls

This week, Kevin Osborne interviews former Mayor Roxanne Qualls about life after City Hall.

Record number of Americans riding public transit
Record number of Americans riding public transit

Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming.

LISTEN: Political Cocktail podcast
LISTEN: Political Cocktail podcast

Political Cocktail's podcast version will alternate on Mondays with the video version of the show. Listen to local political news and…

Cranley talks streetcar, tea party and homicides
Cranley talks streetcar, tea party and homicides

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley sits down with WCPO's government and politics reporter Kevin Osborne to talk streetcar, tea party and the…

Preliminary costs to ride streetcar released
Preliminary costs to ride streetcar released

The city of Cincinnati released details on how much it will cost to ride downtown's streetcar.

Judge lets blogger's voting case move forward
Judge lets blogger's voting case move forward

A judge rejected two motions to dismiss the case against blogger Randy Simes involving a ballot cast during early voting in July.

Meet streetcar's savior: The Haile Foundation
Meet streetcar's savior: The Haile Foundation

Meet The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, the organization that refused to give up until the Cincinnati streetcar…

It's official: Cincinnati will have a streetcar
It's official: Cincinnati will have a streetcar

After much debate and deal-making, City Council decided the costs were too high to cancel the project.

Is SORTA-funded streetcar a good thing?
Is SORTA-funded streetcar a good thing?

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and some city council members said Tuesday that SORTA assuming the cost of the streetcar is "too risky."

COLUMN: Cranley needs imagination of an artist
COLUMN: Cranley needs imagination of an artist

Artists are dreamers who see potential and stretch possibility, not myopic cynics acting on fear and self-interest. As Cincinnati's new…