Cincinnati Streetcar Service Begins Today

The Cincinnati streetcar system, now known as the Cincinnati Bell Connector, will begin revenue service today (Aug. 9, 2016).

CVG streetcarActually, no revenue will be collected as passengers will ride for free during the first weekend of operation.

The 3.6 mile line links downtown Cincinnati with the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

For the first weekend of service, the cars will run from noon until 1 a.m. today, from 8 a.m. until 1 a.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sunday.

The streetcar is owned by the city, managed by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority and operated by Transdev.

Underwriting the free first weekend are Believe in Cincinnati, CAF USA, Cincinnati Bell, Fred Craig, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./US Bank Foundation, and the Joseph Automotive Group.


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