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Reaction to streetcar hours mixed

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Posted at 7:23 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 19:24:25-05

CINCINNATI -- If you plan on staying out until last call, then the Cincinnati Streetcar isn’t going to be a reliable ride home, according to recommended hours from SORTA released Tuesday.

The SORTA recommendations call for the streetcar to:

> Stop at 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, midnight Monday through Thursday and 11 p.m. on Sunday.
> Start at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday.
> Run every 12 minutes during peak operating hours (11-7 Monday through Friday) and every 15 minutes at base times.

So what’s the reaction to hours that won’t allow streetcar riders to stay until bars close before hopping on for a ride to their homes, cars or hotels?

Responses on WCPO-9 On Your Side's Facebook page are mixed.

First off, many were concerned about the safety of workers employed along the 3.6-mile loop that goes from Downtown, The Banks and Over-The-Rhine. 

Here’s what they have to say:

Others commented on the frequency of the stops. The streetcar is meant to run every 12 minutes during peak times and every 15 minutes at other times.

Still, some commenters aren’t convinced the Cincinnati Streetcar is a good idea.