Created on Thursday, 26 December 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.