Streetcar supporters hold rally in OTR

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Supporters of Cincinnati's Streetcar Project gathered in Over the Rhine on Tuesday, voicing their support for a project whose future is uncertain.

Mayor elect John Cranley says that stopping the streetcar project could save the city $130 million.

The rally focused on how residents and business owners can open dialogue regarding the ramifications of canceling the streetcar.

"We're here today to keep the conversation going outside of political rhetoric and partisan politics," said OTR resident Ryan Messer. "Simply put, the streetcar is a component of Cincinnati economic development. It's a project that grows the whole city and not just the urban core."

Construction started on the $133 million streetcar project in February of 2012. If everything goes as planned, the streetcar will be ready for passengers in 2016.

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