I produced this video for John Schneider's presentation to Cincinnati Rotary Club in 2015, and then I used it again in June 2016 for my own streetcar presentation to the Florence, KY Rotary Club.
"Mr. Streetcar" has led dozens of Cincinnatians to Portland over the past 15 years to see the kind of progress that is sparked by investment in modern rail. To see it all in person, and have the opportunity to speak to public officials and business owners in a streetcar city like Portland, you return to Cincinnati ready to fight for our streetcar.
Thank you John, for educating me and so many of my current and former city council colleagues so we could make the right decision for Cincinnati. Go Streetcar. Go CIncinnati.
In case you're wondering about the power of a Mr. Streetcar trip, talk to converts like Lincoln Ware or Simon Leis. They went to Portland as skeptics and came back streetcar champions. Too bad Mr. Streetcar didn't drag my good buddy Bill Cunningham on one of the trips... he''ll see. And I have a bet with him!