Cincinnati Streetcar gears up for pre-revenue service

The Cincinnati Streetcar will begin pre-revenue service on Aug. 7, marking the next step in preparing the streetcar for public use.

During the pre-revenue period, the streetcar operating and maintenance team can work out problems that arise and correct them before passenger service begins Sept. 9, Cincinnati Streetcar officials said in a press release.

In addition, all “behind-the-scenes” operations such as dispatching and supervision will be fully functioning.

The 3.6-mile Cincinnati Streetcar route has 18 stops throughout the city’s downtown area. CAF USA built the vehicles for the line.

The Cincinnati Streetcar is owned and funded by the city, managed by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority and operated by Transdev.

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What is Obama’s Legacy?

Pertinent Problems

This week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was about much more then Hilary Clinton officially becoming the party’s nominee, it was about the passing of the torch from Barack Obama to his former secretary of state. It was about celebrating the successes of Obama’s presidency and highlighting his substantial legacy. He will now attempt to safeguard that legacy by helping Hilary Clinton to win the presidency.

But it did get me thinking, how good has Obama’s presidency been and what is his legacy? Will he become another forgotten name of a long list of presidents, or will he live on in hearts, minds and the history books?

In terms of his eight years in office, Obama has had a pretty successful presidency. The economy has slowly but surely recovered from the great recession: nearly 10 million new jobs have been created, reducing the unemployment rate by 5% and meaning the jobless rate has…

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Man is almost consisted of eye-vision, that is spiritual perception; the rest is (worthless) skin. The real eye on the other hand is the one that can see the Beloved. If the eye cannot see the Beloved do not consider it as an eye.” …Mathnawi

YA BAKİ ENTEL BAKİ

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Know this for sure: in the end all of the mortal and dishonest companions and false lovers will become adversaries against you. They will become the foes that slay…Whereas you will be left in the tomb, lamenting and beseeching Allah and (crying), ‘Do not leave me (here) alone”.

Şunu iyi bil ki, bu dünyadaki fânî ve yalancı dostlar, sahte sevgililer, sonunda hepsi sana düşman olacaktır. Baş kesen düşman kesilecektir. Hâlbuki sen, feryatlar içinde mezarda: «Ya Rabbi, beni yalnız bırakma!» diye Allâh’a yalvaracaksın.”

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The Mathnawi: “Man is almost consisted of eye-vision, that is spiritual perception; the rest is (worthless) skin. The real eye on the other hand is the one that can see the Beloved. If the eye cannot see the Beloved do not consider it as an eye.” (v.1: 1406)

Mesnevî: “İnsan, âdeta sırf gözden, yani derûnî idrâkten ibârettir. Geriye kalansa deridir, ceseddir. Hakikî göz ise, ancak dostu gören, yani…

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