Key Cincinnati streetcar vote pushed to Wednesday

CINCINNATI (AP) - A special meeting of Cincinnati's city council to discuss axing a controversial streetcar has adjourned without a vote to immediately halt spending.

The four-hour meeting Monday drew about 200 concerned residents, most of whom supported continuing the streetcar, which has been under construction for months.

Those who support the $133 million streetcar say the city has spent too much to stop the project now and that it will be an economic boon.

Critics, newly sworn-in Mayor John Cranley among them, say it's too expensive in this economic climate.

The council is expected to vote Wednesday after more public comment on Tuesday.

The city has spent more than $23 million on the 3.6-mile line and has another $94 million obligated in contracts.

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