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Milwaukee - September 2017

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Streetcar Mentioned in Budget Debate

September 2017

Fox 6 Milwaukee reports about an Alderman complaining about the streetcar's burden on a tight city budget, even as Mayor Tom Barrett states that no city property tax funds are applied to the streetcar. Click here for the full story.

October 2017

Streetcar Extension Open House

The UrbanMilwaukee.com site reported that a recent city planning open house allowed Historic King Drive residents, workers and business owners to engage in conversations with developers about how a potential extension of the Milwaukee Streetcar route could bring economic growth to their neighborhood. Click here for the full story.

Sponsorship and Naming Agreement

The Journal Sentinel reports that Milwaukee Streetcar has a corporate sponsor and will offer free rides for its first year of operation, Mayor Tom Barrett said on October 6. The Forest County Potawatomi Community and the city have agreed to a $10 million deal to support operating costs. The sponsorship runs for 12 years. The name of the streetcar will be The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Click here for the full story.

Mayor Responds to Negative Poll

Wisconsin Public Radio reports that in an interview Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett stated he was not worried about low ratings for the under-construction streetcar project. He said that once residents see and use the finished product they will feel positive. Click here for the full story.

Public Meetings for Streetcar Extensions

Even though the first phases of Milwaukee's streetcar is still under construction, officials are having community meetings to discuss further extensions according to urbanmilwaukee.com. Issues raised include gentrification, retail diversity, and downtown wages. Click here for the full story.


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