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Milwaukee plans to buy 4 initial streetcars

Posted on April 7, 2015

Milwaukee Streetcar renderings
Milwaukee Streetcar renderings
MILWAUKEE — The city of Milwaukee on Monday opened competition for companies to build up to 24 streetcar vehicles, the first four of which would run on the city’s downtown system, The Milwaukee Business Journal reported.

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The city expects to spend about $17.6 million buying four vehicles for its downtown streetcar system, which is to begin service in summer 2018.The city would have an option to buy up to 19 more streetcars under that same contract as the streetcar system is extended, according to the report.

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The initial 2.5-mile route connects 80,000 downtown workers, 25,000 downtown residents and millions of annual visitors. The route links the Milwaukee Intermodal Station (and its 1.4 million annual users) with employment areas and dense housing in the downtown, Historic Third Ward, Lakefront and lower East Side, according to the Milwaukee Streetcar website.For the full story, click here.

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