Portland Streetcar System Flourishing Despite Challenges - Cincinnati News Story - WLWT Cincinnati

Just a quick post to share this article. I think it's a fair article discussing the pro's and con's of the system. The key though is that the end result, despite the early criticism, is that the Portland Streetcar delivered billions in economic development, just as our system will.

I'm tired of the negativity in Cincinnati and the endless fear of change. If people want jobs and the city to grow, we have to become a modern and attractive city to outsiders. That means public transportation. Sitting still isn't going to deliver any of that, and going BACKWARDS as COAST would have us do, will devastate this community.

The fear mongering needs to stop. The public spoke on Issue 9 and it's time to let the city build the streetcar.

Note: And in typical fashion, the intellectual elite of the city show up in the comments. Why are people so hostile, ill-informed and negative towards change?

Portland Streetcar System Flourishing Despite Challenges - Cincinnati News Story - WLWT Cincinnati

* Image from the CincyStreetcar Blog

2 comments:

Josh O. said...

I agree with you 100%. The absolute stagnation of ideas and an unwillingness to change has killed this city for too long as has to change.

P.S. Were you at the Mercantile Library on Saturday? If so, I was the person reading at the table (literally the only other person there).

redrabbit said...

Yes, that was us!! You should have said hello!

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