Cincinnati Streetcar goes fare-free for good

Since reopening after a pandemic-related suspension, Cincinnati's streetcar has not charged fares for passengers to ride. The change became permanent on Sunday. The Cincinnati Bell Connector resumed carrying passengers early last month after months of limited activity due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent budget uncertainties. After weeks of back-and-forth between Mayor John Cranley and City Council, lawmakers voted to fund streetcar operations in such a way that did not rely on farebox revenue.