The Hop streetcar is still operating Downtown and on Monday issued a statement about why it's still running, what staff is doing to help mitigate the risk of virus transmission and what riders can do, too.
The Hop will host what it calls its inaugural -- suggesting there will be more -- Hops and Stops streetcar pub crawl on Saturday, April 4 from noon until 5 p.m.
If all goes according to plan, the streetcar's one millionth rider will step onto The Hop on Friday and that milestone will not go unmarked. Also, the system will add 35 smart kiosks in spring.
Here's to looking back at a memorable and often remarkable last ten years in Milwaukee - and here's to an even better decade to come.
Despite some recent reports to the contrary, it is still free to ride The Hop streetcar, even after the system celebrates its first birthday today.
The Hop will put an extra vehicle into service both days to accommodate the large crowds. On both Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29, a third vehicle will operate from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., providing service every 15 minutes.
The Hop is "French-ifying" its social media presence by becoming Le Hop from July 11-14.
Ald. Russell Stamper issued a statement Tuesday explaining his vote to hold the proposed $52 million streetcar expansion in committee for further review.
When building a streetcar was first being debated, Lilo Allen had concerns. But now that the first section of The Hop has been built and is operating Downtown, she wants to see a proposed extension into Bronzeville happen, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Dotted across the Milwaukee landscape are a series of red brick buildings that are instantly recognizable to many as former substations built by the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co. in the early years of the 20th century. We check out one on 20th and North that now houses artists studios.
Today, Barrett announced that he's pushing for extensions up past the Fiserv Forum into Bronzeville, up to King Drive and North Avenue; another south on Milwaukee Street through the Third Ward and into the northern part of Walker's Point; and for an extension of the Ogden Avenue tracks up Prospect Avenue to Brady Street.
The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, announced today the initial rollout of a new real-time solution designed to improve the rider experience for streetcar users.
The latest episode of the GoGedders podcast takes on The Hop. Is The Hop is solving a real problem? What alternative options could Milwaukee have explored? How has it exceeded expectations? Listen in!
Before it even came close to beginning service, some said that no one is going to ride The Hop MKE streetcar. Apparently, someone forgot to tell more than 75,000 riders that stepped aboard in November.
Join contributor Martin Moore in the above video as we ride the streetcar, talk with fellow riders, snap some photos, and then head out to do our duty as good practicing Americans and vote.