The UrbanCincy Podcast

Episode #23: Cincinnati’s Transportation History

UrbanCincy Podcast #23 RecordingOn the 23rd episode of The UrbanCincy Podcast, we’re joined by Jeffrey Jakucyk to discuss the history of several of Cincinnati’s transportation systems.

We use Jeffrey’s website, Cincinnati Traction History, as the starting point for a discussion on Ohio’s interurban railways and the role they played as urban development patterns changed. We also use Jake Mecklenborg’s website,, as the foundation for a discussion on the history of Cincinnati’s interstate highways and proposed-but-never-built expressways.

Finally, we discuss the future of these transportation systems, with the upcoming I-75 reconstruction and several proposals for commuter and intercity rail in the region.