DATE: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Streetcar stop 7 in front of Music Hall at Elm & 14th streets
DESCRIPTION: John Deatrick, project executive, will be available to discuss the installation process for the overhead contact system (OCS). The first segment of OCS wire that will provide power to the Cincinnati Streetcar takes place along Elm Street.
Deatrick also will share safety guidelines and answer construction-related questions about the streetcar.
Note: The OCS is a high-voltage electrical system. For safety sake, always assume the electric is on, and stay at least 10 feet away from any streetcar wires. See safety handout below.
About The Cincinnati Streetcar
The Cincinnati Streetcar is a modern streetcar rail transit system powered by overhead electrical lines, intended to expand transportation options, and enhance livability and encourage development 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 to Findlay Market through Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.
Construction for the Cincinnati Streetcar is being carefully coordinated by the City of Cincinnati with its contractor, utility companies, Metro, and other partners to minimize disruption to residents, businesses and workers along the route.
CONTACT: Ursula Miller, 513-250-5171, firstname.lastname@example.org