CINCINNATI -- With just about four weeks until Cincinnati's streetcar system finally gets the green light for public use, the Cincinnati Metro is selling 2,000 commemorative tokens that will also provide unlimited rides for the first week of service.
At $10, the tokens are available for sale at the following locations:
- City of Cincinnati, 2nd floor cashier (+ $0.30 credit card processing fee)
- Metro’s sales office, Mercantile arcade across from Government Square
- Online here (+ $2 shipping and handling fee). Last day to order online for delivery before the streetcar grand opening is Aug. 26.
A limited number of the $100 Cincinnati Streetcar Founders’ Club commemorative metal cards and matching metal cases are also still available. Originally sold in 2014, these cards are good for unlimited rides during the first 60 days of revenue service.
The Founders’ Club cards can only be purchased at the Metro sales office in the Mercantile arcade across from Government Square from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays only.
Scheduled to open Sept. 9, the Cincinnati Streetcar is intended to expand transportation options, stimulate development and enhance livability by connecting downtown, the riverfront and Over-the-Rhine.
A two-hour fare costs $1, while an all-day pass costs $2. Individuals with Metro’s fare deal card can buy a $0.50 two-hour ticket. Children between 35 and 45 inches may also purchase a $0.50 half-fare two-hour ticket. Children under 35 inches ride free and children over 45 inches pay full fare regardless of age.