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{ Monthly Archives } May 2009

What to do with Union Terminal?

Have you ever been given a priceless family heirloom or antique that, despite its incredible beauty and functionality, never seems to really fit anywhere in your home? That seems to be the dilemma Cincinnati has faced with its magnificent Union Terminal complex over the years. Completed in 1933, Union Terminal was not only one of […]

Tea Partiers Attempting Train Robbery in Cincinnati

Efforts to build a modest streetcar line in Cincinnati are currently under assault by an odd alliance of Citizens Opposed to Additional Spending or Taxes (COAST) — a vocal right-wing group affiliated with the so-called “Tax Day Tea Party” protests last month — and the local chapter of the NAACP, whose president, Chris Smitherman, is […]

The Cincinnati Streetcar Saga

Today’s Cincinnati Enquirer has a story that outlines current developments in the city’s effort to build a streetcar line linking downtown and the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, with a proposed uptown extension that would serve the University of Cincinnati and the medical district. City plan: A streetcar named desire? The plan to build a downtown Cincinnati trolley system […]

The Brent Spence Bridge

Brent Spence Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation Project Although not directly mass-transit related, a major infrastructure project in Cincinnati involves the replacement and/or rehabilitation of the aging Brent Spence Bridge, which carries Interstates 71 and 75 across the Ohio River between Covington and Cincinnati. The bridge is severely limited in capacity, and is a major bottleneck for local […]


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