The Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar can take you to all the downtown hot spots.
With warm weather finally here, it’s anticipated that many people will be riding the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcars to take advantage of all the great activities downtown, from The Banks to OTR to Findlay Market.
Repairs to streetcar stations were completed last month, ensuring platforms and ticket vending machines are fully functional and ready for spring and summertime ridership.
The repairs, which involved minor concrete work, as well as weatherproofing and electrical connection improvements of the ticket vending machines, were completed between February 12 and March 8 on time and with minimal disruption to service by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority and the City of Cincinnati, along with its contractors.
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Ticket vending machines accept credit cards, cash and Metro stored value cards. Here are popular destinations along the Cincinnati Bell Connector route:
- Government Square
- Fountain Square
- Contemporary Arts Center
- Public Library
- Aronoff Center
- JACK Cincinnati Casino
- Gateway Quarter
- Music Hall
- Washington Park
Just in case one has not downloaded the Cincy EZRide Mobile Ticket App, it is available on most smart devices. The app is free, easy to download and doesn’t have any service fees. All you must do is download the Cincy EZRide App, create an account and add your credit card!
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When you are ready to ride, select your fare and show your activated ticket to your Metro bus operator or Cincinnati Bell Connector fare inspector. The app also allows you to plan your trip and shows real-time arrival and departure times for your stop.
While riding the Cincinnati Bell Connector, there are plenty of things to do downtown. Free concerts are happening at Washington Park and before the concerts, you can enjoy plenty of black-owned businesses to eat or shop! There is no reason your summer should not be spent in downtown Cincinnati.
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Marissa Staples, Writer
The Voice of Black Cincinnati