If the streetcar is stopped, what alternatives can workers turn to?

CINCINNATI -- The streetcar workers have been told to start slowing things down, according to streetcar project executive John Deatrick.

The official word will come Wednesday afternoon, when the final vote is expected to come down.

People pleaded with city council and the mayor to keep the streetcar going Tuesday at City Hall. Wednesday's vote will pause the project while an independent audit is conducted.

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Mayor John Cranley said he's been thinking about alternatives for the workers who have been carrying out rail construction and development.

"We're going to try and transition work," Cranley said. "We have to spend $60 million a year under the city charter to fix up existing infrastructure."

 

 

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