Statement from Believe in Cincinnati
Cincinnati will have a streetcar. The pause is over.
We are thrilled to announce that broad-based civic engagement and advocacy worked. Today we are seeing what can happen when citizens come together for a vibrant, thriving city.
The people of the Greater Cincinnati area joined efforts because they “Believe in Cincinnati” and contributed to this successful outcome.
We offer special thanks to members of City Council who took the time to consider the facts, particularly members David Mann and Kevin Flynn for their courageous votes today, as well as P.G. Sittenfeld who prevented the immediate cancellation of the streetcar with his vote after the election. And we are ever grateful to the strong support of Chris Seelbach, Yvette Simpson, and Wendell Young.
All members of City Council, Mayor Cranley, and the administration can be assured that Believe in Cincinnati will offer our help to ensure a successful completion and operation of the streetcar. We are ready, right now, to begin investing in and supporting the public-private partnership for the streetcar, convened by the Haile Foundation and other civic leaders.
This is a great day for the city.
It’s like a Miracle on Plum Street.
Yes, Cincinnati there is a streetcar. Congratulations.