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Oct 15, 2017
With the BLINK festival bringing thousands to downtown over the weekend, the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar provided nearly 27,000 trips between the start of the event, on Thursday, Oct. 12, and its final day, Sunday, Oct. 15.
Sep 13, 2017
Skip the lines, download the free Cincy EZRide App to pay fare on your phone!
Jul 5, 2017
Fireworks and festivities attracts more than 11,000 rides over extended Independence Day weekend
Jun 27, 2017
The Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar will operate on a holiday/Sunday schedule for the Independence Day holiday on Tuesday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Jun 14, 2017
On Friday, June 16 beginning at 1 a.m. and lasting until approximately 2 a.m., Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), Transdev, City of Cincinnati and local authorities will conduct a streetcar full-scale emergency exercise.
Jun 4, 2017
Streetcar funding request for City’s July 1 fiscal year
May 31, 2017
Thanks to the Taste of Cincinnati and other Memorial Day weekend celebrations downtown, the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar experienced heavy ridership.
May 31, 2017
Ticket holders to enjoy tasty deals with new Connector Lunch Club
May 23, 2017
Local restaurants to offer discounts and free items with streetcar pass
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May 16, 2017
More than 500,000 rides have been taken on the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar since its grand opening on Sept. 9, 2016!
May 3, 2017
Service to resume in Central Business District loop following conclusion of marathon.
May 1, 2017
Buy June, July and August passes for $33 each… ride all summer for only $99
Apr 2, 2017
UPDATE: As of 3:34 P.M. Cincinnati Bell Connector service is now fully operational throughout the Riverfront, Downtown, and Over-The-Rhine. Download the free Cincy EZRide app to purchase fare on your phone. Great American Ballpark is served by Station 1.
Mar 28, 2017
Crowds expected… buy streetcar tickets online on the free CincyEZRide app.
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Mar 15, 2017
Within just six months of the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar’s opening, businesses along the route are already seeing an uptick in sales and many more people are exploring amenities along the route connecting The Banks, Downtown and Over-The-Rhine—and they’re excited to talk about it!
Mar 7, 2017
Since its opening in September, the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar has surpassed 400,000 rides.
Feb 16, 2017
Contrary to a recent media report, there are no discussions between the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority and local tech firm Viaggi related to Wi-Fi on the Cincinnati Bell Connector.
Jan 26, 2017
After just five months of service, the Cincinnati Bell Connector has reached a new milestone with more than 350,000 trips taken.
Jan 10, 2017
As of Friday, Dec. 31, 2016, 330,737 passenger trips have been taken since the streetcar’s opening on Sept. 9. Ridership in December totaled 52,209 passenger trips (December ridership number are unaudited. Official numbers will be provided with the final monthly report).
Jan 10, 2017
Screens to be tested at all 18 stations to improve customer’s experience
Jan 8, 2017
Update: As of 11:18 a.m. on January 9, 2017: full service has now resumed.
Jan 3, 2017
Transdev is pleased to announce that Luke McCaul has been named General Manager of Cincinnati Bell Connector operations. He assumes this role today and will replace Interim General Manager Mark Young.
Dec 18, 2016
The Cincinnati Bell Connector will operate on its normal Holiday/Sunday schedule on Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Sunday, Jan. 1
Dec 15, 2016
In anticipation of freezing rain tonight, the Cincinnati Bell Connector will operate one streetcar overnight to keep the overhead wires operational for service tomorrow. After service ends at 1 a.m., the streetcar will be used for operator training and customers will not be permitted to board. This is a standard practice with streetcar systems. Read More >>
Dec 15, 2016
CAF warranty team is working on other repairs
Dec 14, 2016
We are disappointed that four of the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcars are currently out of service due to manufacturing defects. READ MORE >>
Dec 5, 2016
Streetcar riders asked to push "open" button to enter and exit vehicle.
Nov 29, 2016
Updates to make it easier to purchase streetcar passes
Nov 28, 2016
The holiday weekend boosted total passenger trips to 276,133 since the streetcar’s grand opening on Sept. 9.
Nov 22, 2016
Streetcar service will operate between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
Nov 20, 2016
Ding! Ding! Santa’s sleigh has a new sound and look this year as the Cincinnati Bell Connector is helping connect riders to holiday events in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. The streetcar will also be operating on a holiday schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24.
Nov 14, 2016
In just a little over two months since its Sept. 9 opening, more than a quarter of a million rides have been taken on the streetcar. As of Nov. 14, there have been 250,672 passenger trips provided.
Nov 7, 2016
Mark Young will take on role as interim General Manager for Cincinnati Bell Connector
Nov 1, 2016
Don't wait in line...download Cincy EZRide app to easily pay fare.
Oct 25, 2016
Facial coverings, including Halloween masks and hoods covering the face, are not permitted on the Cincinnati Bell Connector due to safety and security concerns.
Oct 7, 2016
It's hard to believe, but it was just four weeks ago today that the Cincinnati Bell Connector opened to the public.
Oct 6, 2016
Families riding the Cincinnati Bell Connector with small children have a new convenience. The Cincy EZRide app now offers a half-fare option for two-hour streetcar tickets for kids 35”-45” in height. Cost is just $0.50 per child for the two-hour pass.
Oct 4, 2016
With the Bengals home opener and the MidPoint Music Festival bringing thousands to downtown for the weekend, the Cincinnati Bell Connector provided more than 18,000 trips between Friday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 25.
Sep 28, 2016
The ticket vending machines for the Cincinnati Bell Connector are working well overall. However, four stations are having some issues related to credit card use...
Sep 28, 2016
The Cincinnati Bell Connector was busy on Oktoberfest weekend from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18, providing more than 29,000 rides.
Sep 23, 2016
Thanks, Cincinnati... 100,000 times thanks! Just two weeks after the grand opening, the Cincinnati Bell Connector has provided more than 100,000 rides. As of Thursday Sept. 22, 102,932 rides were provided on the streetcar in just two weeks.
Sep 19, 2016
Metro’s CEO Dwight A. Ferrell shared information today on the first week of operations for the Cincinnati Bell Connector. He described this as one of the smoothest rail start-ups he has seen in his 30+ year transit career.
Sep 15, 2016
Large crowds are expected to ride the Cincinnati Bell Connector over the Oktoberfest weekend. Long lines are expected at the ticket vending machines at the streetcar stations.
Sep 14, 2016
More Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar service will operate during Oktoberfest at the direction of the City of Cincinnati. The additional cost of the service will be paid by the City, consistent with the contract between the City and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority.
Sep 13, 2016
The Cincinnati Bell Connector's grand opening weekend was a major success with 50,646 passenger trips taken on the new streetcars as they traveled throughout The Banks, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.
Sep 12, 2016
Following a weekend of free rides, customers will now need to purchase a pass to ride on the Cincinnati Bell Connector.
Sep 9, 2016
To much anticipation and fanfare, the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar opened to the public on Sept. 9, after a grand opening dedication ceremony held in the historic Washington Park at 10:30 a.m.
Jul 20, 2016
CINCINNATI – Created by local production company, Lightborne Communications, Inc., the five safety videos provide helpful and easy to understand tips to make riding the streetcar or traveling alongside it safe, fun and enjoyable for all.

How to Ride' (60 sec): https://vimeo.com/175878086
General Safety' (30 sec): https://vimeo.com/175877399
Pedestrians' (30 sec): https://vimeo.com/175879327
Disabilities' (30 sec): https://vimeo.com/175874388
Biking' (30 sec): https://vimeo.com/175873227
Driving' (30 sec): https://vimeo.com/175875416