Cincinnati streetcar hours could change

Public can sound off at meeting Tuesday night

Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar changes coming

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Meetings begin Tuesday night for the public to provide input about possible changes for Cincinnati’s streetcar system.

These changes could include new operating hours.

You can sound off 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Tower Room of main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. It’s located Downtown at 800 Vine St.

City officials say they are trying to increase the number of riders on Cincinnati Bell Connector without hiking operational costs.

Input from the meeting will be considered as Cincinnati City Council and Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Board of Trustees members make a final decision on whether to implement the changes.

The primary recommendation would reduce late-night service and extend peak-time frequency with three cars in service every 12 minutes until 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

A new option would have the streetcar run in 10-minute intervals 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays.

You can check out the current hours of operation here.

City officials are also discussing two possible alternatives.

Those include emphasizing evening operations and extending peak-time frequency by two hours each day.

They also would extending peak-time frequency later into the evenings Monday through Friday and starting peak-time frequency earlier on the weekends.

Five streetcars operate at this point in Cincinnati.

The 3.6-mile route connects the riverfront at The Banks, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.

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