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Streetcar: Panel of Cincinnati Leaders to Discuss Project in Covington

As the Cincinnati Streetcar prepares to take its first real trip around the Queen City’s downtown, would a future phase include Northern Kentucky? The Covington Business Council is hosting an All-Star panel discussion at its monthly luncheon in January.

How will the streetcar benefit Cincinnati? Is it something that Northern Kentucky’s River Cities should be exploring a connection to? Is this what the next wave of residents want in an urban core?

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 Covington Business Council, which serves as an advocate for the downtown business community, hosts a luncheon each month at the Madison Event Center. The cost 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

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