The Hop
Press Release

The Hop Returning to Regular Hours and Service Levels Aug. 1

Streetcar to welcome back riders with ‘Hop Summer Nights’ featuring free live music, free ‘hopsicles’ and free chances to win a great downtown prize package

By - Jul 24th, 2021 10:24 am

Milwaukee – The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, announced today that service schedules and frequency will return to normal beginning Sunday, Aug. 1, a reflection of the increase in activity in greater Downtown Milwaukee and ridership continuing to trend back up. To celebrate, the streetcar is launching a new “Hop Summer Nights” promotion featuring great surprises to welcome riders back on board.

“It’s been fantastic to see our great City coming back to life this summer, with more and more people both returning to work downtown and taking advantage of the many great dining and entertainment destinations along the route,” Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Polenske said. “We’re excited to return to our pre-pandemic hours and service levels, and committed to maintaining a safe environment on the vehicles as our ridership continues to rebound.”

Beginning Aug. 1, the Hop’s schedule will once again be 5 a.m. to midnight Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, with service every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during off peak hours and on weekends.

To celebrate the return of our regular schedule and encourage people to get back downtown, the streetcar will celebrate “Hop Summer Nights” every Sunday in August from 4-6 p.m. Beginning Aug. 1 and continuing each Sunday through Aug. 29, riders will be treated to free “hopsicles” from Pete’s Pops along with cool jazz from the Don Linke Trio.

Additionally, all riders are encouraged to enter a month-long “Hop Summer Nights” selfie sweepstakes by snapping a photo on board the streetcar and sharing it on Instagram and/or Twitter using #thehopmke. Entrants must be following @TheHopMKE and have public social media accounts in order to participate. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen on or about Sept. 1 to win a Hop summer night out of their own featuring $250 in gifts cards to Summerfest and Lowlands Group restaurants.

Enjoying the “Hop Summer Nights” promotion is as simple as hopping on board. Each streetcar in service will feature either the free “hopsicles” or local, live music, so riders are encouraged to make an afternoon of it by exploring the many great destinations along the route and experiencing the fun on each streetcar.

For more information on the streetcar’s “Hop Summer Nights” promotion, visit www.thehopmke.com/hopsummernights.

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