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Milwaukee Streetcar Insider Tour

Get an up close look at The Hop and ask questions of the experts leading the project.

By - Aug 8th, 2018 10:24 am
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The Hop's first vehicle making its inaugural trip to the maintenance facility. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

The Hop’s first vehicle making its inaugural trip to the maintenance facility. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Join Urban Milwaukee for an insiders’ tour of The Hop, Milwaukee’s streetcar starter system. The tour will include a behind-the-scenes look at the Operations and Maintenance Facility under Interstate 794 as well as a short walk of the route along W. St. Paul Ave.

Leading the tour will be project leaders City Engineer Jeff Polenske and Department of City Development Economic Development Specialist Dan Casanova. The two will explain how the project came together, give an update on the project timeline, provide an update on the extensive testing process, walk through how the system could be expanded and answer questions from the audience.

The tour is available only to Urban Milwaukee members. Space is extremely limited, so sign up today.

The tour beings at 4:30 p.m. on August 14th at the yard outside of the Operations and Maintenance Facility. Enter the northeast corner of the yard near the intersection of N. Vel R. Phillips Ave. (4th St.) and W. Clybourn St. An RSVP is required.

New members can join the tour as long as tickets remain available. Membership starts at $9/month.

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One thought on “Members Only: Milwaukee Streetcar Insider Tour”

  1. Enthralled80 says:

    What a great idea! I hope there will be another tour because I have a dinner meeting at 5:30.

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