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    Cincinnati's abandoned subway

    Quite a fascinating story here: http://www.cincinnati-transit.net/subway.html

    It's iteresting that something that received such strong public support initially failed to be fully built and integrated because of various world events.

    I like how recent plans for mass transit in the area have proposed using the tunnels as they are still intact and in excellent repair! Too bad it was voted down.

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    Yeah really, too bad. Traffic between Cincy and Dayton is getting worse and I guess that it won't be long until the two cities will be forced to use something other than I-75.

    They are practically merging already.

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    Very interesting indeed. I always like seeing that and since it was said that the subway is unknown to many in Cincinnati, I may have a knowledgable edge over my family that lives in and around Cincy.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    Driving through Cincinnati once, traffic didn't seem great and mass-transit would be a wonderful alternative.

    I was delighted when just this year Minneapolis completed construction of a mass-transit line even though it isn't in the area where I live for it to be effective.

    They got rid of the quite extensive streetcar system and now something similar is being put back in. Simply fascinating. And it looks like it's happening in many other cities as well.

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