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Listen: Discussing the Possibility of Connecting NKY to Cincinnati Streetcar

Could Northern Kentucky eventually be connected to the new Cincinnati Streetcar system? Should it?

In anticipation of Thursday's All-Star panel discussion at the Covington Business Council about the possibility of exploring such a connection, CBC executive director Pat Frew and The River City News editor & publisher Michael Monks joined host Mark Heyne on WVXU's Cincinnati Edition on Tuesday afternoon.

LISTEN TO THE WVXU INTERVIEW: Click Here

The CBC Luncheon is Thursday, January 21, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Madison Event Center (700 Madison Avenue, Covington). Panelists include Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach, former Cincinnati Mayor Roxanne Qualls, and transit activist John Schneider. The panel will be moderated by Michael Monks, publisher of The River City News.

“We all know what a hot button issue the Cincinnati Streetcar is, so as it comes to fruition, what does it mean for the Queen City, and what could it mean for Northern Kentucky? That’s what we’ll explore at this luncheon,” said Pat Frew, executive director of the Covington Business Council. “Cincinnati’s redevelopment success has proven to be a successful model for Northern Kentucky to complement and as we see success with connectivity through initiatives like Cincy Red Bike on both sides of the river, a discussion about the streetcar makes sense, too.”

The cost for the luncheon is $15 for CBC members and $30 for non-members and includes a buffet lunch. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program runs from noon to 1 p.m.

WHO: Covington Business Council & an All-Star Panel

WHAT: The Cincinnati Streetcar in Northern Kentucky?

WHERE: Madison Event Center, 700 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011

WHEN: Thursday, January 21, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To register, click here.

-Staff report

Photo: Streetcar launches in Ludlow in 1894 (via Kenton Co. Public Library)