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Officials say downtown Cincinnati streetcar project is on track; opening expected in 2016

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CINCINNATI — One year after construction started, the downtown Cincinnati streetcar project is still on track.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1jtHBIR ) reports that the $133 million project is on time and on budget. It's scheduled to open in September 2016.

The 3.6-mile streetcar line is designed to connect Cincinnati's downtown and riverfront stadiums with the nearby Over-the-Rhine historic district's trendy bars, restaurants and a popular farmers market.

It's been a bumpy ride for the streetcar.

The project had opposition from the start, but voters approved it through two referendums. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, elected in November, then vowed not to support more spending on the project, but a city council vote revitalized it.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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