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The Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar can take you to all the downtown hot spots.


As the weather chills, the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcars may be the best way to get to all of the amazing events happening downtown, from The Banks to OTR to Findlay Market.


The Cincinnati Bell Connector has a mobile payment app called Transit App with EZFare. 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!

1. Download the app and create an account.
2. Choose your transit system.
3. Select your fare.
4. Purchase your ticket (you will have to add your credit card information).
5. Use your ticket! It will be on your ticket wallet.

Download the EZFare App


Here are Cincinnati events African Americans do not want to miss.


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

Cincinnati jazz concerts and venues you’ll love.  

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

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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.