18,000+ Rides on Cincinnati Bell Connector During Bengals Home Opener Weekend
Football and music festival drew many to streetcar this weekend
CINCINNATI – With the Bengals home opener and the MidPoint Music Festival bringing thousands to downtown for the weekend, the Cincinnati Bell Connector provided more than 18,000 trips between Friday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 25.
Ridership, based on automatic passenger counters using FTA-approved sampling method:
Friday, Sept. 23: 5,109 (3,000 budgeted average weekday ridership)
Saturday, Sept. 24: 7,933 (1,500 budgeted average Saturday ridership)
Sunday, Sept. 25: 4,964 (990 budgeted average Sunday ridership)
Riders are encouraged to skip the lines at the ticket vending machines and download the new Cincy EZRide app for easy fare payment on their smartphones. Remember to activate passes by inserting it into the validator prior to riding or tap the “use ticket now” button in the app.
About The Cincinnati Bell Connector
Recently renamed the Cincinnati Bell Connector, the streetcar is intended to expand transportation options, stimulate development, 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.