Monday, December 2 2013 4:02 PM EST2013-12-02 21:02:36 GMT
The U.S. Department of Transportation has agreed to give the City of Cincinnati an extra $5 million to fund the streetcar project -- with conditions. U.S. DOT has already committed nearly $40 millionMore >
The U.S. Department of Transportation has agreed to give the City of Cincinnati an extra $5 million to fund the streetcar project -- with conditions.More >
Monday, July 15 2013 1:54 PM EDT2013-07-15 17:54:12 GMT
Cincinnati City Council voted Wednesday to officially create the position of Executive Project Director for the streetcar project, two days after a vote by the City Council Budget and Finance Committee. CouncilMore >
Cincinnati City Council voted create the position of Executive Project Director for the streetcar project, with annual salary between $139,000-$188,000. Some critics question this wisdom amid talks of firefighter and police cuts. More >
Friday, July 12 2013 9:13 PM EDT2013-07-13 01:13:33 GMT
Streetcar developer Messer/Prus/Delta Railroad JV has requested about $492,000 in additional funding for the project. MPD was the lowest bidder, but their bid expired when the project was delayed. TheMore >
Streetcar developer Messer/Prus/Delta Railroad JV has requested about $492,000 in additional funding for the project.More >
Thursday, July 11 2013 9:07 AM EDT2013-07-11 13:07:23 GMT
Duke Energy will be working this weekend at the intersection of Fifth and Walnut Streets to relocate underground electric facilities. This work is being performed in conjunction with the Cincinnati StreetcarMore >
Duke Energy will be working this weekend at the intersection of Fifth and Walnut Streets to relocate underground electric facilities. This work is being performed in conjunction with the Cincinnati Streetcar project.More >
Monday, April 8 2013 7:15 PM EDT2013-04-08 23:15:35 GMT
The Cincinnati Streetcar Project could soon get a new executive project director. Cincinnati City Council voted 5-4 on Monday to create the position.More >
Cincinnati City Council voted to create an executive project director position for the streetcar. Current Banks Project Executive John Deatrick was interviewed about the job and says he would take it if it's offered.More >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The City of Cincinnati has signed a contract for construction of the Cincinnati Streetcar system with Messer/Prus/Delta JV.
With this contract now signed, the City has issued Notice to Proceed to the Messer team.
This means that materials will be ordered and preparation for construction of the trackway, Maintenance & Operations Facility (MOF) at Race & Henry streets, power system (including overhead power lines & substations) and station stops can begin immediately
Construction on the project is expected to completed and ready for passenger service by Sept. 15, 2016.
The new contract milestone dates are as follows:
Original DateNew Date
OTR Loop & MOF substantial completion
June 15, 2014
3000 ft test track & MOF substantial completion
July 15, 2014
March 1, 2015
Substantial Completion of OTR Loop
March 1, 2015
June 29, 2015
Substantial Completion of All Work
October 1, 2015
March 15, 2016
April 2, 2016
September 15, 2016
The City will provide $492,933 in additional funding and revisions to the completion milestone dates because of the delay between the anticipated Notice to Proceed date of April 8, 2013 and today. The new value of the contract will be $71.4 million.
The additional funding breaks down as follows:
Increased material expense
Increased labor & equipment
Increased cold weather protection
Increased bonding costs
Over the past weekend, Duke contractor Intrens relocated underground electrical facilities along Walnut Street at 5th Street. Work will continue along Walnut, and gas main relocation along Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine is expected to begin this week.
John Deatrick confirms he has received an offer letter from the city and is expected to start work on as the manager of the Streetcar Project on July 24.
The 3.6 mile roundtrip ride on the streetcar will stop at 18 stations in the first phase of the project. The total cost is over $133 million.