Record  Record Cincinnati City Council Items
 Item #: 201401430 Get Documents
 Calendar Date: 12/03/2014
 Sponsors: MR. MANN
MR. YOUNG
MR. SEELBACH
MS. SIMPSON
MR. SITTENFELD
 Status/Recommendation: TRANSPORTATION & REGIONAL COOPERATION COMMITTEE

Pending Sunset
 Description: MOTION, submitted by Vice Mayor Mann, and Councilmembers Young, Seelbach, Simpson and Sittenfeld, WHEREAS, the City of Cincinnati has begun construction of a $133 million, 3.6-mile streetcar route through parts of Downtown and Over-the-Rhine, which is scheduled to begin revenue service in September 2016; and WHEREAS, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) will operate the Cincinnati Streetcar pursuant to terms and conditions of an intergovernmental agreement currently in negotiations; and WHEREAS, SORTA Metro Bus is operated and maintained by SORTA employees that have a track record of providing efficient and cost-effective transit services; and WHEREAS, City Council desires that the local Cincinnati labor be utilized to operate the Cincinnati Streetcar in order to retain and grow the City's skilled transit workforce; (BALANCE OF MOTION ON FILE IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE)