Transit Advocates Fight for Cincinnati Streetcar at Crucial Juncture
December 13, 2013
Written By Sean Jeans Gail
With a crucial decision looming for the Cincinnati streetcar project, local advocacy groups are uniting to demonstrate public support for the transformational project.
We've been truly inspired this week with the passion and the heart driving people to get signatures. Your dedication has not gone unnoticed. As we've been telling you all week, it's not even work when it's something you believe in. You all make it that much easier. That same passion that drives you drives us.
Thank you for all your hard work. Let that passion drive you through this week. We will make this happen!
In what may signal a break in the impasse about continuing Cincinnati’s streetcar project, six City Council members sent a letter Monday to federal transit officials.
The letter stated, “For the first time since the new mayor and council were sworn in earlier this month, we are beginning to see a viable path forward to complete construction on this first phase of the project.”
“Public and private sector leaders are actively collaborating to explore a number of channels through which to make the streetcar’s annual operating expenses manageable,” the letter continued.
The letter was sent to Peter Rogoff, head of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
You can read more on WCPO’s website. But make sure to speak up and let your voice heard. Contact Mayor Cranley and let him know you support the streetcar!
Mayor John Cranley
801 Plum St., Suite 150
Cincinnati, OH 45202
"I wish to extend my appreciation to members of the Rail Passengers Association for their steadfast advocacy to protect not only the Southwest Chief, but all rail transportation which plays such an important role in our economy and local communities. I look forward to continuing this close partnership, both with America’s rail passengers and our bipartisan group of senators, to ensure a bright future for the Southwest Chief route."
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)
April 2, 2019, on receiving the Association's Golden Spike Award for his work to protect the Southwest Chief