VIDEOS DETAIL HOW PEOPLE CONNECT TO CINCINNATI

Within just six months of the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar’s opening, businesses along the route are already seeing an uptick in sales and many more people are exploring amenities along the route connecting The Banks, Downtown and Over-The-Rhine—and they’re excited to talk about it!
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CINCINNATI – Within just six months of the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar’s opening, businesses along the route are already seeing an uptick in sales and many more people are exploring amenities along the route connecting The Banks, Downtown and Over-The-Rhine—and they’re excited to talk about it!

They’re doing just that in a series of testimonial videos highlighting how riders use the streetcar for business, lunch, family outings and more. Local business Fresh Table has already seen such an increase in traffic that they’ve decided to expand.

“We have seen at least a 30 percent increase on our lunchtime trade here at the market,” says Meredith, co-owner and chef at Fresh Table at Findlay Market.  “We have decided to open another business … an urban grocery store with a market in the back.”

In this short video, Meredith explains how the Cincinnati Bell Connector makes it easy for her to make catering deliveries.

Others are enjoying the streetcar to move around downtown and explore its many entertainment options and historic features. Marquise, a dance major at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), rides the Cincinnati Bell Connector when she’s going out with friends.

“I love how smooth the Connector rides and all the views you can see of downtown Cincinnati,” she says. “Ride the Connector to see what Cincinnati has to offer,” she advises out-of-towners in a video. “The connector hits a lot of key points of downtown.”

Megan, a downtown resident, loves using the streetcar every day with her family. “Something I’m looking forward to is going to the Reds games…and being able to quickly be down here without being stuck in traffic. That’s always a plus!” Watch Megan talk about how she uses the streetcar in this video.

For a full list of Cincinnati Bell Connector customer testimonial videos, please visit our YouTube playlist here. Metro and Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI) collaborated on the production of the videos.

 About The Cincinnati Bell Connector
The Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar is intended to expand transportation options, stimulate development, and enhance livability by connecting downtown, the riverfront and Over-the-Rhine. It is owned and funded by the City of Cincinnati, managed by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, and operated by Transdev.

About Downtown Cincinnati Incorporated (DCI)
Formed in 1994, DCI is a non-profit organization with a mission to build a dynamic metropolitan center valued as the heart of the region. DCI supports this mission by providing unique services in three areas: safe and clean, marketing and communications, and stakeholder services. DCI provides leadership and information regarding community and development issues, working together with public and private partners to ensure long-term downtown vitality. For more, visit www.downtowncincinnati.com.
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