The latest problem connected to the Cincinnati Bell Connector is mold. It has been discovered in a couple of the vehicles posing a potential hazard to workers and riders. The head of the local transit union is very upset that the streetcar operator did not notify them or the public about the discovery.
Here is the statement we received from Brandy Jones who is a spokesperson for METRO:
Minor mold was found on one vehicle during a routine inspection. Following the discovery, SORTA directed Transdev to inspect the entire fleet and a minor issue was discovered on one additional vehicle. All vehicles were cleaned in consultation with the vehicle manufacturer. We are working with Transdev and CAF, the vehicle manufacturer, to determine the cause and correct the issue.