So I wonder what supporters have to say about the latest news on the Portland streetcar?
The transit agency out there faces a $12 million budget shortfall -- surprise, surprise. A plan to cut benefits for streetcar workers prompts an ugly fight with the union -- shocking. And officials are killing a popular “free fare zone” in the latest round of rate hikes and service cuts for the system -- so the public will get less but pay more.
Promises broken. Politicians pointing fingers. Riders frustrated. Welcome to the future for Cincinnati's ill-conceived streetcar.