Cincinnati Transportation

Cincinnati TransportationInterstate 275 surrounds the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, and the areas around it, which include parts of Kentucky and Indiana. Although Cincinnati is not directly next to Interstate 275, there are a couple of other interstates that connect to it. The interstate on the west side of the city is Interstate 75. It goes north and south and connects to the state of Kentucky by means of the Brent Spence Bridge. The interstate of the east side of Cincinnati is Interstate 71. It connects to Interstate 75 just before the Brent Spence Bridge in Ohio.

The city of Cincinnati is well connected with a number of major roads and side streets. Important streets in the city include West McMillan Street, Auburn Avenue, West 6th Street and Spring Grove Avenue. Important roads in the city include William Howard Taft Road, Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Reading Road and Central Parkway.

At the beginning of the 1900’s, streetcars were the major form of transportation in the city of Cincinnati. However, the streetcar system ceased to be in existence in 1951. In 2008, the City Council of Cincinnati decided to bring back streetcars to the city. The citizens of the city approved of the idea and construction began for a new streetcar system in 2012. According to some projections, the streetcar service in Cincinnati will open in 2013. The streetcar line will run through the heart of Cincinnati and go by places that include Great American Ball Park, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Carew Towner-Tower Place Mall and Lytle Park Historic District.

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport serves the city of Cincinnati and the surrounding area. Although the airport is located in Covington, Kentucky, the international airport is a quick drive from Cincinnati. Other airports in and around Cincinnati are Butler County Regional Airport, Lunken Airport and Cincinnati West Airport.

Three different transit authorities serve the city of Cincinnati. Those authorities are the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, the Clermont Transportation Connection and the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky. Although each authority is independent and unique from the others, all authorities have the same purpose which is to transport people from one location to Cincinnati and back in a timely manner. Buses serve most of the authority lines and all parts of the city are covered.

Amtrak serves Cincinnati. The line brings people to the city of Chicago and to the cities on the east coast like Washington, D.C, New York City and Philadelphia. The station where people access Amtrak is the Cincinnati Union Terminal.