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In 2006, Over-the-Rhine was listed as one of America's Most Endangered Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Today that very same neighborhood is celebrated as a tale of monumental historic revitalization and revival. That effort was honored yesterday at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C.
You can thank Congress for all those tolls that will soon hit the Cincinnati region. This should be a wake-up call for not just the...
Congressman Steve Chabot (R) campaigned on a promise of improving the local economy and bringing jobs back to the Cincinnati region. Since being reelected to the House of Representatives in 2010, just what exactly has representative Chabot done to fulfill this promise?
Angie Schmidt of Rust Wire and StreetsBlog joins the UrbanCincy team to discuss what happens when transportation investments become highly politicized. We discuss Representative Steve Chabot's attempt to block federal funding for light rail and "fixed guideway" projects in Cincinnati; Governor John Kasich's rejection of federal funding for the 3C Corridor high-speed rail project; and Hamilton County's efforts to block sewer upgrades contemporaneous with the Cincinnati Streetcar project. We also discuss the contradiction between rural highways and rural flights being fully funded while urban highway and bridge projects (Brent Spence Bridge, I-75) are delayed or struggle to receive funding.
Representative Steve Chabot (R) has forced a rider into the recent Transportation Housing and Urban Development bill that would ban the federal government from awarding any funds to Cincinnati for fixed guideway infrastructure investments. The rider is a poison pill for the region and goes directly against the will of Cincinnati voters.