In his endorsement letter, Simon says:
The fares are free in a large area of the central city.....Every streetcar was crowded, but not uncomfortably so.
That says it all. Because there were a lot of people riding the streetcar in Portland when the fare cost $0, obviously it is worth a $200 million expenditure in Cincinnat! The city can worry about all its other problems later. Simon says we need a streetcar now.
And just think, if the streetcar fails in Cincinnati like it did 50 years, no problem - we can just turn it into a moving jail! See, it'll help us one way or another. Bring the streetcar back to Cincinnati. It probably won't fail again.