Behind the Headlines: The Status of the Streetcar
As part of its continuing effort to encourage in-depth analysis of the most important issues of the day, the Milwaukee Press Club is pleased to present its next Behind the Headlines topic.
With approvals secured, work on the controversial Milwaukee streetcar project is beginning this year.
So where did we end up, who is involved, and what should citizens of Milwaukee and downtown employees and visitors expect? Join the Milwaukee Press Club for an update on the status of the streetcar.
What: Three different representatives of this project will provide updates about streetcar project plans and status.
When: Thursday, June 16, 2016, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, lunch included (details below).
Where: Johnson Controls Building Efficiency HQ – 507 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee
The event is open to the public, but all attendees must be pre-registered and bring photo ID for the Johnson Controls registration protocol.
The perspectives on the topic panel will be represented by (listed alphabetically):
- Ashley Booth, Planning and Tech Services Director, HNTB
- Jeff Polenske, City Engineer, City of Milwaukee
- Beth Weirick, CEO, Downtown Business Improvement District (BID #21)
The journalists (listed alphabetically):
- Marti Mikkelson, WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio
- Sean Ryan, Milwaukee Business Journal
- Kent Wainscott, WISN-TV
The speakers will answer questions from the media panel. Audience questions will follow.
Johnson Controls has generously donated space for this event.
Cost and Registration:
The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Seating will be limited. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done online at www.milwaukeepressclub.org. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI 53153-0176.
Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-894-2224.