City hires employee to oversee streetcar project

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The City of Cincinnati has appointed an employee to oversee the streetcar project.

Chris Eilerman has been named as an assistant to the city manager and will manage the streetcar project.

Eilerman was formerly the special projects coordinator for the city. His salary for that position was removed from the general fund, and his salary is now being paid from funding set aside for only the streetcar project.

In July of this year, the city was granted $25 million in federal funding for the project. The project is expected to begin in 2013.

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