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Work on Cincy streetcar resumes after key vote

CINCINNATI (AP) — Work on Cincinnati's streetcar is set to begin anew on Thursday with the delivery of rail for the 3.6-mile line.

Installation of the rail on the $133 million streetcar line will resume Friday.

Other work coming up will include rebar installation, and work on traffic signals, poles and water mains.

The controversial streetcar project survived a vow by newly elected Mayor John Cranley to derail it for good because of the price tag.

A 6-3 vote by the city council last week prevented him from doing that.

The council decided to move forward with the project after learning that the city already has spent $34 million on it and the costs to stop the streetcar could have topped $80 million.

The streetcar is set to be finished in 2016.

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