NEARLY 27,000 RIDES ON CINCINNATI BELL CONNECTOR DURING BLINK WEEKEND

With the BLINK festival bringing thousands to downtown over the weekend, the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar provided nearly 27,000 trips between the start of the event, on Thursday, Oct. 12, and its final day, Sunday, Oct. 15.

The four-day BLINK light and art festival spanned 20 blocks along the path of the Cincinnati Bell Connector, from the Banks to Over-the-Rhine. The busiest day for streetcar ridership was Saturday, Oct. 14, with more than 9,000 passenger trips.

Ridership breakdown:
Thursday, Oct. 12: 3,163*
Friday, Oct. 13: 8,862
Saturday, Oct.14 : 9,189
Sunday, Oct.15: 5,730
Total 26,944

*Service suspended 3.5 hours due to serious traffic incident & and at the request of CPD following conclusion of BLINK parade for safety due to heavy pedestrian traffic.

Note: These numbers are unaudited and represent a conservative ridership count due to heavy crowding. Official numbers will be provided with the final monthly report.

About The Cincinnati Bell Connector
The Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar is intended to expand transportation options 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.
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