Systems failures have affected service on the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar 17 out of the first 78 days of 2017, sidelining streetcars and causing delays at times, according to documents obtained by the Business Courier through a records request.

In many cases, the delays are a side effect of several systemic problems with the city’s five streetcars built by CAF USA, a Spain-based manufacturer of transit vehicles. Transdev, the streetcar system’s operator detailed the failures in a recent…