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Streetcar expansion proposed

A grassroots organization wants to expand Cincinnati's streetcar route. (FOX19 NOW file) A grassroots organization wants to expand Cincinnati's streetcar route. (FOX19 NOW file)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Work on the streetcar route isn't complete, but one group already wants to see the project expanded.

The grassroots organization Believe in Cincinnati, is working to expand the streetcar route north of Downtown. Their goal is to get it to Clifton, Mt. Auburn, Corryville and Avondale.

Currently, the streetcar is only set to operate in a 3.6 mile loop around Downtown.

Believe in Cincinnati organizers said they have a plan that's both cost effective and efficient for taxpayers and consumers. Specific details have not been released.

Believe in Cincinnati is the same group that in 2013 collected more than 14,000 signatures and worked with city council to see the initial project take shape.

They will release details on the proposed new phase during a 10 a.m. press conference Thursday at Race and Elder streets in Over-the-Rhine.

FOX19 NOW will be there and have the latest developments on this breaking story.

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