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Aug 22, 2023

The Hop streetcar will debut newest service route in fall with limited service

New line will connect to Milwaukee lakefront and run on Sundays to avoid heavy construction at the Couture site.

Milwaukee streetcar
Jul 24, 2023

BUILDING BLOCKS: The Hop Milwaukee streetcar track expansion

Kiewit Corporation, HNTB and raSmith are all taking part in the streetcar expansion project.

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson
Jul 19, 2023

Pushing for city expansion, Mayor says Milwaukee is ripe for development

Milwaukee has rapidly transformed over the recent years. Mayor Cavalier Johnson said “getting to yes” with business was key.

Couture Streetcar
Apr 28, 2023

Milwaukee Hop streetcar route extends as Couture work gains momentum

Construction for Milwaukee's streetcar continued as the Couture nears completion.

Connec+ing MKE
Apr 26, 2023

Downtown 2040 plan: Milwaukee reveals draft plans for ‘Connec+ing MKE’

Milwaukee's plans for downtown include redeveloping the Marcus Center parking lot, extending the streetcar and eventually the full removal of the Interstate 794 Lake Interchange.

Jul 20, 2021

Milwaukee Panel OKs money to plan for Walker’s Point streetcar extension

A Milwaukee committee endorsed plans on Tuesday to begin studying a proposed extension of the city's streetcar south into the the city's Walker's Point neighborhood.

Feb 14, 2020

Streetcar derails in Milwaukee; firefighters get it on track

Firefighters got a derailed Milwaukee streetcar back on track Thursday.

Oct 16, 2019

Official: US may want millions back if St. Louis trolley stops running

If a streetcar line ceases operation in the St. Louis area, the federal government may want to be paid back some of the millions of dollars it spent to support the project.

Oct 2, 2019

City to pursue other options if Couture doesn’t move ahead by June

Milwaukee officials told a committee on Wednesday that they remain confident the delayed Couture high-rise will ultimately be built — but that they may also have to pursue other options for the completion of a branch of the city's streetcar line that now depends on the construction of the Couture.

Jul 18, 2019

Republican leader seeks override of road-funding veto

The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate called on Thursday for a veto override after Gov. Tony Evers' administration announced $75 million worth of transportation grants to make more money available for public-transportation projects like Milwaukee's streetcar.

Jul 7, 2019

Milwaukee official: Funding at risk for streetcar project

Milwaukee's development commissioner says funding for a proposed streetcar extension is at risk because the project has been stuck in committee and is running months behind schedule.

May 21, 2019

With clock ticking on streetcar extension, Milwaukee committee puts plans on hold

A Milwaukee committee voted on Tuesday both to pause plans to extend the city's streetcar and study proposed routes into north- and south-side neighborhoods, a decision that threatens to strain an already tight construction schedule calling for service to be added near the site of the Democratic National Convention by July 2020.


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