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Old 08-17-2016, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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Just because its Transportation doesn't mean it has to look like Crap. Nothing wrong with a functional system (yet to be proven) embracing the heritage of a community or going for an upscale look at least. That hideous looking bus is just missing some graffiti to have that nice Philly/NYC look, but I am sure it will be coming along soon enough to complete the picture.
^ ...where's my wack-a-mole sledgehammer when I really need it?!
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:24 PM
 
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I was hoping they would at least design the Street Car with a vintage look that would blend into the city-scape better, maybe a German look or even the SF street car trolley type of design, not an ugly ass City bus looking thing.
I'm not going to complain about it but they certainly could have done more. Red was always the color that came to mind when I thought of Cincinnati (the Reds I guess). I agree, vintage would have been cool and may even get more novelty riders.
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Old 08-17-2016, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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People just have to get accustomed to it. Collisions between cars and streetcars in San Francisco are extremely rare, because people know to look for them.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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I'm not going to complain about it but they certainly could have done more. Red was always the color that came to mind when I thought of Cincinnati (the Reds I guess). I agree, vintage would have been cool and may even get more novelty riders.
Two big problems with the vintage cars- 1. They generally aren't ADA compliant, so you have to retrofit a wheelchair lift which takes up space in the interior of the car and slows down boarding and 2. The capacity on the vintage cars is much less than on the modern cars. A PCC car could hold about half of what Cincinnati's modern cars do.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:04 AM
 
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Two big problems with the vintage cars- 1. They generally aren't ADA compliant, so you have to retrofit a wheelchair lift which takes up space in the interior of the car and slows down boarding and 2. The capacity on the vintage cars is much less than on the modern cars. A PCC car could hold about half of what Cincinnati's modern cars do.
you're optimistic!

and, why would a newly built vintage looking streetcar need to be retrofitted?
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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Mallory called it a driver of new development. Which it has proven to be many times over. It's primary purpose is transportation around the basin (formerly to uptown before it came into contact with Kasich's unending wisdom). I'm not sure how the streetcar could be called an "advertisement" other than the actual advertisement space in and on the vehicles. This city seems full of sore losers.
thanks. i didn't quite think he called it advertisement. obviously the ridership impact isn't felt yet, but time will tell if it's best feature was a neighborhood booster
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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Mallory called it a driver of new development. Which it has proven to be many times over. It's primary purpose is transportation around the basin (formerly to uptown before it came into contact with Kasich's unending wisdom). I'm not sure how the streetcar could be called an "advertisement" other than the actual advertisement space in and on the vehicles. This city seems full of sore losers.
Yeah, let's do talk about advertising space in and on the vehicles - such as this big news just in from the Cincinnati Enquirer:
Cincinnati Bell buys streetcar naming rights
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:37 PM
 
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http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnat...er-budget.html

"After years of criticism and predictions of financial disaster, the city of Cincinnati and its streetcar managers have largely completed the $148 million project, and the city will have spent $2.5 million less than anticipated when the budget was approved in 2013, according to a memo signed by City Manager Harry Black."

Nearly all the advertising has been sold too!

Streetcar is set to open in about a month on Friday 9/9/16!
BFD, it still goes nowhere and will be a traveling shelter for the homeless within a year
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Old 08-19-2016, 04:44 PM
 
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LMAO - Fanboys of Cincinnati's little choo-choo. What a waste.
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Kennedy Heights, Ohio. USA
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BFD, it still goes nowhere and will be a traveling shelter for the homeless within a year
Maybe it would've went somewhere it if Ohio had less people with regressive mindset. States and Cities with a progressive mindset and attitude are the highly desired places experiencing growth while Ohio keeps treading water even though it has an advantage of a low cost of living.
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