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Chamber chief says Cincinnati needs to improve transportation after region’s Amazon loss
"Both Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber CEO Jill Meyer and REDI Cincinnati CEO Johnna Reeder noted that each of those regions is farther along in overhauling their transportation networks than Cincinnati. Indianapolis has passed a regional tax increase to overhaul its bus system and add rail-like bus rapid transit service. Columbus received a federal Smart Cities grant, worked with local businesses to make bus rides free for downtown workers and realigned its bus routes. Pittsburgh has rail servic...
pittsburgh  columbus  indianapolis  amazon  hq2  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation 
january 2018 by taestell
Downtown Seattle Added 45,000 Jobs and Hardly Any Car Commuters
"Downtown Seattle has added 45,000 jobs since 2010. During the same time, only 2,255 new drive-alone trips have been added to downtown streets, according to a new Commute Seattle survey. The other 95 percent of commute trips were absorbed by transit, walking, biking, telecommuting and shared car trips."
seattle  transit  transport  transportation 
august 2017 by taestell
Auto Dealers Decide Cars Are Taking Up Too Much Prime Space
"We are going through a massive transition in our industry…we know that down the road, we’ll need less and less real estate."
cars  real.estate  transportation  transport 
may 2017 by taestell
Fort Washington Way closings, detours in place
From 1998: "Buses along I-71 routes have seen increased ridership, too, and Metro officials estimate those buses alone are removing more than 300 cars from the roadway each day, [Metro spokeswoman Sallie Hilvers] said."
metro  sallie.hilvers  buses  transit  transport  transportation 
march 2017 by taestell
​Cincinnati City Council will consider ordinance that could help streetcar, north-south traffic move faster
"Cranley has been skeptical of changing downtown’s traffic signal system, which has not been altered in 20 years. His campaign manager, Jay Kincaid, took to Twitter last week and proclaimed that making changes that would help the streetcar better meet its schedule was 'elitism.'"
cincystreetcar  transit  transport  transportation  john.cranley 
december 2016 by taestell
Property owners cashing in on Cincinnati streetcar
"Supporters of the Cincinnati streetcar promised it would spark new development and their promises were starting to take shape. All along the route, new buildings were popping up and old buildings were getting new life and new money."
urban.development  cincystreetcar  cincinnati  ohio  transit  tod  transport  transportation  over-the-rhine 
august 2016 by taestell
​It’s official: Cincinnati Streetcar is under budget
The streetcar project is coming in $2.5 million under budget despite "years of criticism and predictions of financial disaster."
cincystreetcar  streetcars  transit  transport  transportation  cincinnati  sorta 
august 2016 by taestell
Cincinnati sets official streetcar opening date
"The city’s newest form of transportation will open to the public with an official ceremony on Friday, Sept. 9."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation  downtown  over-the-rhine 
may 2016 by taestell
Cincinnati ramps up streetcar testing with final vehicle arriving soon
"System officials expect to begin running two streetcar vehicles simultaneously on the 3.6-mile loop in Over-the-Rhine and the Central Business District for eight hours a day starting next week."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  streetcars  transit  transport  transportation 
april 2016 by taestell
Cincinnati's streetcar could stop during major Cincinnati events as Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber considers moving Taste of Cincinnati, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
"The organizers of all seven events pledged to work with the city and SORTA to make sure their events and the streetcar have a complementary relationship. For example, nearly 40 percent of participants in the Flying Pig are not from Cincinnati, so they could use it to get around the event, said organizer Iris Simpson Bush."
cincystreetcar  john.cranley  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation 
march 2016 by taestell
Ono: Bring streetcar to UC
"'Easy transportation around the city is something that you're going to look for when you're trying to decide what your college destination is, but also where you're ultimately going to end up living,' Ono said."
cincystreetcar  santa.ono  uc  transit  transport  transportation  cincinnati 
march 2016 by taestell
Cincinnati dropping the ball on next phase of streetcar project
"As of today, Cincinnati has done little planning, nor is there even a current cost estimate for the streetcar's phase 1b – the Uptown connector that would run along Vine Street and connect downtown and Over-the-Rhine to Corry Street, near the University of Cincinnati campus."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  transport  transportation  transit 
march 2016 by taestell
Amazon's secret Cincinnati air cargo operations confirmed
"Since last summer, we have been working closely with Amazon to demonstrate that a dedicated, fully customized air cargo network can be a strong supplement to existing transportation and distribution resources.”
amazon  transport  transportation 
march 2016 by taestell
Getting to U-District will get easier way sooner than expected
"Not only does Sound Transit expect its major light rail extension to be more than $100 million under budget, it also says the project will be finished by March — six months ahead of schedule."
seattle  light.rail  transit  transportation  infrastructure  transport  rail 
january 2016 by taestell
RTA ready to roll out new bus technology
"The difference is, these new buses can switch to a diesel motor or battery pack when the electric lines aren't available, said Gary Robinson, infrastructure manager for RTA."
dayton  transit  transportation  transport  buses 
january 2016 by taestell
Will I-71 link help or hurt neighborhoods?
"The new interchange, estimated to cost between $106 million and $118 million, is expected to improve access to the region's second-largest jobs hub behind Downtown, open up hundreds of acres of land and generate thousands of new jobs."
uptown  i-71  interstates  highways  transport  transportation 
january 2016 by taestell
CVG audit reveals excessive spending, nepotism
"Edelen's top recommendation is to restructure completely the seven-member Kenton County Airport Board, currently appointed solely by the Kenton County judge-executive, that county's highest elected official. The auditor recommended that it be replaced by an 11-member board including three members from Ohio – an appointee each from the Ohio governor, Hamilton County Commission and Cincinnati mayor. "
cvg  aviation  transportation  transport  kentucky 
december 2015 by taestell
Northern Kentucky Leaders: It's Time to Talk About a Streetcar
"If you can link at least Newport, Covington and Cincinnati together, it would help take care of the congestion problem that you're getting from commuters at certain parts of the day between cities and it would allow them to function as an economic unit so that the metropolitan area would be viewed as a larger city rather than individual cities on their own."
cincystreetcar  nky  northern.kentucky  kentucky  transit  transport  transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
Northern Kentucky begins streetcar conversation
"Covington Mayor Sherry Carran said there have been a number of people who asked if the city will discuss a plan to unite Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky using the streetcar."
northern.kentucky  nky  kentucky  cincinnati  cincystreetcar  streetcars  transit  transport  transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
Highway Boondoggles
"States continue to spend tens of billions of dollars on new or expanded highways that are often not justified in terms of their benefits to the transportation system, or pose serious harm to surrounding communities."
highways  roads  infrastructure  transport  transportation  boondoggle 
december 2015 by taestell
​Americans are driving less – except the ones in Cincinnati
"Americans drive no more in total now than we did in 2005, and no more on average than we did at the end of Bill Clinton’s first term as president."
transportation  transport  driving  cincinnati 
december 2015 by taestell
How Cincinnati's Pro-Streetcar Campaigners Won in the End
"The group had just six weeks to sway City Hall to restart construction, before a funding deadline would pass, evaporating nearly $41 million in grant money from the federal government."
cincystreetcar  ryan.messer  believe.in.cincinnati  transport  transit  transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
Prof: Let's exit highway to health problems
"They continue to ignore public comments and their own surveys where commuters and residents have demanded more transit and better transportation choices."
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  transport  transportation  transit  mark.policinshi  oki  pollution 
december 2015 by taestell
Los Angeles Is Building an e-Highway
"The e-highway consists of an overhead catenary system that will run along the outside lanes of both sides of the road, sort of like the overhead wires that provide power to electric buses, trolleys, and trains in cities."
electricity  transport  transportation  freight  los.angeles 
december 2015 by taestell
Plain Talk: Let's fix roads instead of building more
"Wisconsinites have been driving less, but Wisconsin and federal governments are still spending billions of dollars on highway expansion projects based on outdated and obsolete assumptions."
wisconsin  driving  transport  transportation  infrastructure 
december 2015 by taestell
Startup GNGF leaves HCDC incubator for OTR
"Now we're down near the streetcar project and where things are. It certainly helped with recruiting [...] The streetcar gives us access to REDI Cincinnati and the Chamber and things going on downtown. We're not a retail business, but we still want to have that access and be able to go downtown or the ballparks."
cincystreetcar  over-the-rhine  cincinnati  transit  transportation  transport 
december 2015 by taestell
Cincinnati streetcar, developers win big
"Cranley and Council hope that the changes firm up the streetcar’s operations funding situation for its first 15 years of service and minimize the likelihood that the city’s general fund has to be used to pay for its operations."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
​Firm: Streetcar, new jobs spurring Cincinnati apartment development
"The Cincinnati streetcar and job expansion at the region's Fortune 500 companies is driving the apartment boom in the region, according to national real estate brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap's fourth quarter apartment market report."
cincystreetcar  urban.development  urban.redevelopment  urban.living  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
Don't Support The Cincinnati Streetcar? You Hate Local Beer. Here's Why.
"These masses will need a way to get from one brewery to another, and our streetcar will soon be ready to shuffle them around."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  brewing  transit  transport  transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
Just How Bad Is the Final House Transportation Bill?
"The final House bill includes a $40 billion funding patch to cover the gas tax shortfall, which means it now has funding for six years instead of three."
gas.tax  infrastructure  highways  transport  transportation 
november 2015 by taestell
​Five Cincinnati brewers will make special beers in streetcar’s honor
"To mark the arrival of the five streetcars that will be delivered starting next week, the five breweries or brewpubs along the streetcar line will make special commemorative beers for release the day each streetcar arrives."
cincystreetcar  streetcars  transit  transport  transportation  cincinnati  beer  craft.beer  better.beer 
october 2015 by taestell
​Big Cincinnati project could attract federal funds, Metro hopes
"Among other capital items, Holland & Knight’s representatives suggested SORTA identify a heavily used bus route that it could modify into a bus-rapid transit route."
cincinnati  metro  brt  transit  transport  transportation 
october 2015 by taestell
Hopple St. rebuild on time, mostly on budget
"The final cost of the Hopple Street interchange phase now is estimated to be $91.6 million, $800,000 higher than the original projection, according to public records obtained by The Enquirer from the Ohio Department of Transportation. Public records did not reveal the reason for the additional money, and the state could not provide the information immediately."
highways  infrastructure  transit  transport  transportation  i75  interstates 
october 2015 by taestell
State: MLK interchange cost still unknown
"The state still does not have the final cost for the new Uptown Interstate 71 interchange – and Gov. John Kasich's efforts to fast-track a project deemed critical to growing jobs might be the reason the price tag remains unknown more than a year into construction."
interstates  infrastructure  highways  cincinnati  i71  transport  transportation 
october 2015 by taestell
​Streetcar track completed on time and on budget -- now what about the next phase?
"Crews with Messer-Prus-Delta, the consortium of contractors building Cincinnati’s streetcar line, welded the final piece of rail into Main Street on Friday, completing the first phase of the project on time and within the construction budget set by Mayor Mark Mallory and the Cincinnati City Council in 2013."
cincystreetcar  streetcars  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation 
october 2015 by taestell
Those “streetcar” rails going down on Elm Street are actually light rail tracks
"What Cincinnati is building on Elm Street today could easily become the light rail spine through the heart of the region, slicing diagonally across the downtown basin with seven Fortune 500 corporations, two-thirds of our region’s cultural institutions and thousands of potential new homes within a few blocks of the line."
cincystreetcar  transport  transportation  transit  light.rail  john.schneider 
october 2015 by taestell
Ohio approves $45 million to widen I-70
"The state's Transportation Review Advisory Council approved Thursday $44.6 million for a project to widen I-70 in Clark County by adding a third lane. The funding includes $40.3 million in construction for fiscal year 2020."
odot  highways  infrastructure  transport  transportation  ohio 
september 2015 by taestell
I-75 upgrade cost to run $900M
Story from 2002: "Transportation planners are compiling new estimates showing the cheapest means of fixing the mess between Cincinnati and Dayton might cost upward of $900 million."
cincinnati  highways  infrastructure  transport  transportation  i-75  interstates 
september 2015 by taestell
Cincinnati streetcar maker adding more shifts to meet new delivery target date
“In a memo to Mayor John Cranley and the Cincinnati City Council, City Manager Harry Black said he ‘cautiously optimistic’ that streetcar service will start on time, which is in about one year.”
cincystreetcar  streetcars  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation  caf 
august 2015 by taestell
​Will new ozone rules hamper Brent Spence Bridge project?
“[T]he new standard could threaten major transportation projects in the Cincinnati USA region, such as the Brent Spence Bridge/I-75 corridor project, the Western Hills Viaduct and the interchange at Interstate 71 and Martin Luther King Drive.”
brent.spence.bridge  infrastructure  transport  transportation  cincinnati  highways 
august 2015 by taestell
​SORTA picks Transdev to operate streetcar
“Almost every rail project that I’ve ever been associated with starts out in controversy and ends up being a tremendous community asset that almost everybody embraces. I think that will be what happens here as well.”
cincystreetcar  rail  rail.transportation  transit  transportation  transport  cincinnati  sorta  transdev 
july 2015 by taestell
Cincinnati streetcar team details more complete cost estimate for 2013 pause
"Councilwoman Yvette Simpson said the costs of the delay lay squarely on council’s shoulders. Council members Kevin Flynn, David Mann, Charlie Winburn, Christopher Smitherman and [Amy] Murray voted to pause the project. Flynn and Mann joined P.G. Sittenfeld, Chris Seelbach, Wendell Young and Simpson to restart the project."
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  streetcars  transit  transport  transportation 
april 2015 by taestell
Study: Ohio lags most states in transit funding
"The state itself currently spends $7.3 million a year on transit, down from $44 million in 2000."
ohio  transit  transport  transportation 
march 2015 by taestell
Broaden uses of Oregon Gas Taxes?
Proposal would allow Oregon gas tax to be spent on any “surface transportation infrastructure that reduces the traffic burden of, or pollution from, motor vehicles on public highways, roads and streets in this state.”
oregon  gas.tax  transit  transport  transportation 
march 2015 by taestell
CBRE Announces 2015 Market Outlook for Greater Cincinnati
"Downtown’s recent growth is phenomenal, investment is increasing and the anticipation of the streetcar has increased development along its route. The live, work and play dynamic is accelerating and transforming our city in to a 24-hour walkable urban environment."
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  urban.development  transit  transport  transportation  walkability 
march 2015 by taestell
Portune pushes for passenger rail by 2015 MLB All-Star game
In 2013, Todd Portune expected to have the Oasis corridor commuter rail line up and running by the 2015 All Star Game.
todd.portune  cincinnati  transport  transportation 
february 2015 by taestell
Cincinnati leaders trying to block East Side commuter rail?
"The move has sparked concerns from the planning commission's chairman, Caleb Faux, and others that Mayor John Cranley, through Black, is seeking to block rail from the corridor before a serious discussion about it even begins."
transit  transport  transportation  cincinnati.masters  rail.transportation 
november 2014 by taestell
Top Obama official: Ky. not ready on new bridge
"Foxx told The Enquirer that the local impasse – with Ohio officials supporting tolls to fund the project and Kentucky lawmakers rejecting that option – makes it difficult, if not impossible, for [the US Dept. of Transportation] to play an active financing role."
transportation  transport  anthony.foxx  brent.spence.bridge  i75 
november 2014 by taestell
Making BRT faster
"In many cases, do these quietly, without much fanfare, and without a big splashy project. Big splashy big-ticket projects are more likely to attract political opposition and political opportunism. As Harry S Truman said, 'it’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.'"
bus.rapid.transit  brt  portland  transit  transport  transportation 
october 2014 by taestell
Region needs comprehensive transit system
"Instead of resorting to crude sound bites, this is an opportunity for Hamilton County and regional leaders (hello, OKI) to enact a comprehensive transportation scheme that saves everyone...money, and actually works for those among us who do not have the privilege of owning a car."
transit  transport  transportation  charlie.hinkley 
october 2014 by taestell
Haile's streetcar plan suggests this fare, here's how it compares
"[HDR Engineering] found that $1 fares generated 76 percent more riders but only 1 percent less revenue than if the fare was $1.75."
cincystreetcar  transit  transport  transportation  rail.transportation  rail  cincinnati 
september 2014 by taestell
Haile Foundation proposes plan to fund Cincinnati streetcar operations
Under a new proposal, the Downtown Cincinnati Inc. special improvement district (SID) would be expanded to cover Over-the-Rhine and Pendleton, and a portion of the revenue would be used to fund streetcar operations.
cincystreetcar  transit  transport  transportation  cincinnati  ohio 
september 2014 by taestell
Opinion: Put Eastern Corridor money into Brent Spence
"With all of the other unmet spending priorities in this county, I cannot understand why the politicians continue to push for a plan that is overwhelmingly opposed by communities and their residents, threatens the valuable natural resource that is the Little Miami River and whose major beneficiaries are outside Hamilton County."
eastern.corridor  highways  transportation  transport  newtown  hamilton.county 
august 2014 by taestell
Surprise! People Aged 60-79 Are Leading the Biking Boom
"Biking rates among people between the ages of 60 and 79 are soaring, an analysis of federal data shows. New trips by seniors account for 22 percent of the nation’s growth in adult biking."
biking  senior.citizens  baby.boomers  transport 
july 2014 by taestell
The Cincinnati Streetcar Lives!
"We are gratified that the project will move forward, and hope the city’s leaders will grasp the importance of extending the streetcar to the University of Cincinnati campus, a major source of urban activity and an obvious key destination."
cincystreetcar  conservatism  transport  cincinnati 
july 2014 by taestell
Conflicting opinions raised at Greenlight gathering
"Asked by audience member Lois Fries how elderly people no longer able to drive could get around without expanded mass transit, [anti-transit activist] Haselden suggested self-driving cars such as ones Google is working on."
transit  transport  baby.boomers  driving  self.driving.car 
june 2014 by taestell
SORTA asks for federal funds to operate streetcar
Cincinnati's transit agency is asking for fuinding for the Cincinnati Streetcar from the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program.
cmaq  cincystreetcar  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation  rail  rail.transportation  streetcars 
june 2014 by taestell
ODOT wasting money on Eastern Corridor
The Cincinnati Enquirer comes out against a controversial $1.4 billion highway project that ODOT is proposing for Cincinnati's east side.
cincinnati  eastern.corridor  transportation  transport  highways  infrastructure  roads  driving 
june 2014 by taestell
Urban rail vote loses? Try, try again
Once a city has functioning rail transportation, they are much more likely to approve new lines and extensions to existing ones.
rail  transport  transit  transportation  light.rail 
june 2014 by taestell
Finding the perfect house using open data
One of his two requirements: "Walking distance to a rail stop: This will allow me to get to other locations in the city without a car relatively quickly. One could argue the bus system is just as good, but I would argue that it isn’t and I much prefer rail."
portland  max  light.rail  transit  transport  transportation  open.data  streetcars 
june 2014 by taestell
Fix viaduct with transit option, great design
"Let’s build a bridge that is the best of the state’s bridges. And let’s start by creating a design that provides for future transit options."
cincinnati  transit  rail  transport  transportation  western.hills.viaduct  infrastructure 
may 2014 by taestell
Streetcar could open in time for a 2016 GOP convention
"The $133 million streetcar currently is scheduled to open on Sept. 15, 2016, but project leaders have started looking at whether they can open it in time for the [GOP] convention – most likely in July or August."
cincystreetcar  gop  transit  transportation  transport  infrastructure  cincinnati  streetcars 
april 2014 by taestell
I-Team: Despite criticism, data shows most crashes not caused by streetcars
This sloppy WCPO article on streetcar-involved crashes was originally titled, "Critics: Streetcar will cause accidents & deaths."
wcpo  sloppy.reporting  rail  streetcars  light.rail  transport  transit  cincystreetcar 
february 2014 by taestell
The Suburb Where Everybody Can Walk to School
"Because of the way its schools were designed and sited, this inner-ring Cleveland suburb doesn’t need buses — every child in the district lives less than two miles from their classroom, and most are within one mile."
cleveland  walkability  transportation  transport  lakewood  ohio 
january 2014 by taestell

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