Topic : Milwaukee Streetcar

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Looking Ahead: The Future of Streetcars

| January 17, 2018

Over the last few months, we’ve talked about the resurgence of streetcars and explored recently completed projects across the country. So what’s next for modern streetcars? A number of expansions of existing systems are in various stages of planning and development ...

Streetcar design, tech advances give owners greater flexibility in alignments

Rail| May 3, 2017

Modern streetcars have been successfully inserted into the built environment without the need for additional right-of-way and with minimal disturbance to existing on-street parking spaces, streets, or utilities, allowing owners to bring greater mobility to urban areas once thought too complex for streetcars.

Rail| June 20, 2016

Hybrid streetcars to be used on new Milwaukee system

The project's planners, HNTB, announced that the city changed its order for streetcars and will instead buy the hybrid variety that can operate on battery power where there is no overhead power.

Rail| November 17, 2015

Brookville to supply streetcars for Milwaukee starter line

Will provide four Liberty Modern Streetcars for the city's 2.1-mile starter line in a contract valued at $18,620,841, with an option for an additional 20 vehicles to support the system’s expected expansion and future development.

Rail| April 7, 2015

Milwaukee plans to buy 4 initial streetcars

The city expects to spend about $17.6 million buying four vehicles for its 2.5-mile downtown streetcar system, which is to begin service in summer 2018.

Management & Operations| January 22, 2014

Milwaukee streetcar route change won't impact success, city says

The decision to split the route into parallel one-way segments was made to eliminate impacts to the utilities, for which the costs to relocate had been estimated at $55 million to $65 million, city officials reported.
Government Issues| January 22, 2014

The Milwaukee Streetcar: Will the streetcar be good for jobs?

The future of Milwaukee's transportation system is taking shape, and it includes The Milwaukee Streetcar network, which provides a modern way for people to connect to their jobs, homes, and entertainment destinations. View more at http://www.themilwaukeestreetcar.com.

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