Eyes on Milwaukee: Is A Couture Deal Finally Coming?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Is A Couture Deal Finally Coming?

City officials say it is, while Ald. Bauman pushes city to separate streetcar from project.

Transportation: SUV Driver Runs Into The Hop
Transportation

SUV Driver Runs Into The Hop

Driver crossed travel lanes turning south onto Broadway. First collision with moving vehicle.

Transportation: Streetcar Kiosks Could Bring In $500,000 Annually
Transportation

Streetcar Kiosks Could Bring In $500,000 Annually

System of 35 interactive kiosks could be online as early as May.

Thanks A Million, Hop Riders!

Thanks A Million, Hop Riders!

The streetcar to celebrate its 1,000,000th rider this week by handing out $1,000,000 worth of discounts to businesses along the route

Transportation: We Energies Will Sponsor Streetcar
Transportation

We Energies Will Sponsor Streetcar

4th sponsor streetcar has attracted, $100,000 deal during DNC not finalized.

Transportation: Streetcar Ridership Up in January Versus 2019
Transportation

Streetcar Ridership Up in January Versus 2019

The Hop records better ridership in January, buoyed by warmer weather.

Transportation: Streetcar Ridership Up in December
Transportation

Streetcar Ridership Up in December

System outpaces November ridership and annual estimates.

Transportation: Ridership Falls for The Hop
Transportation

Ridership Falls for The Hop

Begins 2nd year of operation with November ridership down from November 2018.

Transportation: The “Holiday Hop” Streetcar Debuts
Transportation

The “Holiday Hop” Streetcar Debuts

Santa hops a ride to City Hall tree lighting ceremony.

No money for police, lead hazard issues or infrastructure, but let’s pump up the streetcar we can’t afford
Transportation: City Lands Second Streetcar Sponsor
Transportation

City Lands Second Streetcar Sponsor

Everstream, business internet provider, joins Potawatomi in backing The Hop.

Everstream Providing Free Fares for Hop Riders this Holiday Season

Everstream Providing Free Fares for Hop Riders this Holiday Season

Fiber network provider furthers investment in Milwaukee through streetcar partnership including a festive holiday-themed streetcar debuting this month

Transportation: Streetcar Ridership Drops with Temperature
Transportation

Streetcar Ridership Drops with Temperature

Doors Open Milwaukee boosted ridership, but overall Sunday traffic continues to sag.

Transportation: Couture Streetcar Extension Decision Pushed to June 2020
Transportation

Couture Streetcar Extension Decision Pushed to June 2020

"We look like complete fools," says Bauman as Marcoux expresses confidence in project.

City Tops in TIF Money for Streetcar

City Tops in TIF Money for Streetcar

State tax system forced Milwaukee’s dependence on TIF, WPF report finds.

Transportation: The Hop Records 80,113 Rides in August
Transportation

The Hop Records 80,113 Rides in August

Third best month on record, but down from July high.

Transportation: City Struggles on Couture Streetcar Extension
Transportation

City Struggles on Couture Streetcar Extension

As project drags, officials to meet with Federal Transit Administration to discuss options.

Streetcar expansion plans irresponsible in light of Mayor Barrett’s proposed 2020 budget

Streetcar expansion plans irresponsible in light of Mayor Barrett’s proposed 2020 budget

Statement of Alderman Tony Zielinski August 16, 2019

Opposition to streetcar gains stronger foothold

Opposition to streetcar gains stronger foothold

Statement of Alderman Tony Zielinski August 14, 2019

Transportation: July Was The Hop’s Best Month Yet
Transportation

July Was The Hop’s Best Month Yet

Events along the route, led by Bastille Days, boost ridership numbers to over 3,300 daily rides.

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding streetcar expansion

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding streetcar expansion

"Today’s decision makes it far more difficult for those benefits to ever fully reach the residents of Bronzeville, Walker’s Point and all of our other great neighborhoods."

Transportation: No Streetcar Expansion in Time for DNC
Transportation

No Streetcar Expansion in Time for DNC

Proposal held again. Marcoux, Hamilton fight over future of streetcar.

Transportation

Streetcar Records Best Ridership Day

Bastille Days and Summerfest boost ridership to new high.

Bastille Days Caps Record-Setting Run for Hop Ridership

Bastille Days Caps Record-Setting Run for Hop Ridership

Streetcar averaging 3,821 riders per day since Summerfest kicked off June 26

Gambling Taxpayer Dollars on the Streetcar? Milwaukee is NOT Las Vegas

Gambling Taxpayer Dollars on the Streetcar? Milwaukee is NOT Las Vegas

Statement of Aldermen Tony Zielinski, Bob Donovan, and Mark A. Borkowski June 28, 2019

On the Use of Tax Dollars for the Streetcar, Mayor Barrett is Either Deceitful or Incompetent
Do You Believe Us Now?

Do You Believe Us Now?

The Milwaukee Streetcar Will – Sooner Rather Than Later – Need Your Tax Dollars

Transportation: Free Streetcar Rides Planned for 2020
Transportation

Free Streetcar Rides Planned for 2020

City hopes to maintain free rides to keep up ridership but this could leave funding gap.

Transportation: Marcoux Warns Not Acting Could Jeopardize Streetcar Extension
Transportation

Marcoux Warns Not Acting Could Jeopardize Streetcar Extension

DCD officials tell council delaying project approval would cost $8.1 million annually.

Transportation: Will Streetcar be Extended by the DNC?
Transportation

Will Streetcar be Extended by the DNC?

Mayor, aldermen differ on whether rail extension can be completed for national convention.