CONTACT: Rocky Merz, 513.368.1620 or Ursula Miller, 513.250.5171
CINCINNATI—The first streetcar vehicle will be delivered by flatbed tractor-trailer to the Maintenance and Operations Facility (MOF) at the corner of Race and Henry streets in Over-the-Rhine on Friday, Oct. 30.
The vehicle will be hauled northbound on Race Street via Liberty Street after morning rush hour. At approximately 9:30 a.m. the vehicle will arrive and pause on Race next to the MOF for roughly 90 minutes to unload onto tracks, followed by an additional 30 minutes to tow, along the tracks, to the inside of the MOF.
This is a worksite, however for safety reasons, designated viewing areas are available for the general public and media who wish to attend. Media may stage cameras on the sidewalk along Race Street across from the MOF and, after the vehicle is on the tracks, inside the MOF yard. No members of the media or public will be permitted inside the MOF building. See map and guidelines.
STREETCAR ARRIVAL: Friday, Oct. 30 at approximately 9:30 a.m.
(Media trucks may stage by 6:00 a.m. and no later than 8:30 a.m.)
INTERVIEWS: City and SORTA officials will be on hand for interviews and to answer questions.
Tours of the car will not be available at this time because the streetcar needs to be “unpacked” and undergo a series of tests.
ABOUT THE STREETCAR
The Cincinnati Streetcar is a modern rail-transit system intended to stimulate development, expand transportation options, and enhance livability by connecting key communities in and around the center city. The system, which is scheduled to begin passenger service in September 2016, consists of a 3.6-mile loop extending from The Banks, through Downtown and north to Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine.