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What Is The Cincinnati Streetcar?

Streetcar vehicle front viewThe Cincinnati Streetcar is an electric mode of transportation operating in its first phase on a 3.6-mile loop connecting key communities in the city’s urban core.

Running up to 18 hours a day and 365 days a year, the streetcar will be a vital complement to the city's existing Metro and other transportation systems.

The vision remains to create a streetcar system that spurs development and is part of a larger multimodal transportation system that links areas outside the downtown core and throughout the region. Learn More

Why Are We Building The Streetcar?

Development opportunitiesDesigned to improve neighborhood accessibility, stimulate development and create jobs, the Cincinnati Streetcar is on track to revitalize and connect key communities throughout Cincinnati's urban core.

The Cincinnati Streetcar means more jobs, more development, and more livable communities.

Across the nation, streetcar systems have brought in numerous new businesses along the routes because owners can count on a steady stream of customers to pass by each day. Buses and other transportation-oriented investments don't have a proven record of attracting such an influx of business. Learn More

Progress & Updates

4/24/14
Temporary Closure: WB Central Parkway

The westbound lanes of Central Parkway at Race Street will be closed from 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, until 7 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2014.

4/18/14
Streetcar Progress Update: April 18, 2014
Streetcar Progress Update: April 18, 2014

Work began on the first curved section of track at Henry & Elm streets.

4/15/14
Westbound 12th Street Detoured At Vine

Westbound 12th Street between Vine and Race streets will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until May 1, 2014.

4/11/14
Streetcar Progress Update: April 11, 2014
Streetcar Progress Update: April 11, 2014

Excavation for the first curved section of track has started at Elm and Henry streets by Rhinegeist.

4/10/14
Temporary Closure Of Henry Street

Henry Street will be closed from Elm Street to Race Street for two weeks for track installation.


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