Cincinnati streetcar now offers monthly passes for summer

Passes on sale through August for $33 a month
Cincinnati streetcar now offers monthly passes for summer
Posted at 1:28 PM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 13:28:55-04

CINCINNATI – Monthly passes for the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar are now available for the summer.

Starting Thursday, riders can use their “Connect to Summer Fun" monthly passes for unlimited rides during the month in which it is purchased for.

The passes are on sale for June, July and August for $33 a month and can be purchased the following ways:

• On smartphones using the free Cincy EZRide app

• Metro Sales Office, 120 E. 4th St.

• Cincinnati City Hall Treasurer’s Office, 801 Plum St.

Online ($2 shipping/handling fee applies for online orders)

The streetcar has been projected to bring an average of 5,500 rides between Friday and Sunday during an ordinary weekend, but ridership peaks during special events.

The streetcar made over 13,000 passenger trips on Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29, according to a Cincinnati Metro press release.

The streetcar had over 29,000 rides the weekend of Oktoberfest.

Memorial Day Weekend Ridership

Friday, May 26: 2,709

Saturday, May 27: 5,010

Sunday, May 28: 3,215

Monday, May 29: 2,479

Total: 13,413

(Ridership numbers are unaudited. Official numbers will be provided with the final monthly report.)

The Cincinnati Bell Connector, which opened for passenger service in September 2016, connects Downtown, the riverfront and Over-The-Rhine.

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