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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Despite all mother nature is throwing their way, workers on
the streetcar project are still at it.
Crews are working on utilities along the route. Work
is also ongoing on the system's maintenance and operation facility in
Over-The-Rhine. Tracks are still being laid, particularly along Race
That work has caused some inconveniences along the way.
Installing tracks for the city's
streetcar system is a work in progress that started last October. Streets
have been shut down, sidewalks are closed, and parking has been impacted
because of it.
"My biggest concern was that
I was not able to get out and do the things I have to do," said Mark Hayden,
who lives along the route.
streetcar supporter, Hayden says the work blocked him from moving his car for
days. But, it's a problem that's since been fixed. However, his
bigger concern is what he says is a lack of a fire and EMS plan for folks
living along the construction route.
"The big thing was the
fear. The fear of, 'What if my building catches on fire? What if my
neighbor's building catches on fire,'" said Hayden.
Hayden has taken his concern to
project leaders. Those leaders say they have an answer about that plan.
"They started putting it
together over a year ago. It's a requirement from the Federal Transit
Administration," said John Deatrick, streetcar project executive.
Deatrick says he takes every
complaint seriously. That's why the fire department has checked out the
"When the fire department
came out to see the situation, which they were already familiar with, they said
that it isn't any different from anything they don't normally do," said
Deatrick tells FOX19 that a more
specific emergency plan to this type of construction is not needed. He's
confident that the right plan is in place.
FOX19 asked Deatrick if he believed the people along the streetcar route are safe if something were to happen.
"Absolutely," he replied.
Deatrick says he'll meet with the
city's fire department this Tuesday to take a look at their safety and security
plan, something they've done a few times in the past.