The "imminent" groundbreaking for Cincinnati's Streetcar has been repeatedly announced several times, but it never happens. Scheduling documents from the City show that work was supposeed to have started in December, but has not.
What's the delay? Could it be that the City has no plan to pay the tens of millions of dollars needed to pay for utility line relocation such as lines for MSD (sanitary sewers), Cincinnati Bell (phone and data lines), and Duke Energy (water, gas and chilled water lines)?
Publicly, City fathers are claiming they are only waiting for a spot on Ray LaHood's schedule. Um huh. We will see.
If construction actually starts in January or February, you can count on massive cost overruns for utility relocation costs, as the City simply has not yet begun to deal with this issue. They are self-deluded if they think the project will be on budget. Or, more likely, they are intentionally misleading Cincinnati voters and taxpayers.