THE MILWAUKEE STREETCAR PROJECT NEWS

November 22, 2017

Request for Proposals: Marketing Services for The Milwaukee Streetcar

The City of Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works (DPW) on Tuesday issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for marketing The Milwaukee Streetcar.

The RFP is available on DPW’s website: http://city.milwaukee.gov/mpw. Proposals are due by 4 p.m. Dec. 22, 2017. The initial contract is slated to begin in early 2018 and run for three years, with two possible one-year extensions.

Criteria to be used in the selection process include contract costs; team experience; project understanding and marketing approach; key personnel qualifications and availability; and ability to achieve an 18% DBE goal.
 
The marketing firm or team selected and contracted for the streetcar will coordinate with DPW, the streetcar system operator and other staff and consultants supporting the Milwaukee Streetcar.

October 25, 2017

Join Us For The Second Public Meeting For The Moving Milwaukee Forward Study

The location for the Mount Zion meeting has been changed to On the Bayou Restaurant, located at 2053 N. Martin Luther King Drive.

Thank you for expressing interest in the Moving Milwaukee Forward study.  Continue the conversation with us and tell us what’s important to you as we walk the neighborhood on Saturday, November 4th. The proposed streetcar extensions in the King Drive and Walker’s Point neighborhoods have the potential to connect people to jobs, attract new businesses, bring new housing options, and improve public open spaces. The City of Milwaukee, Harbor District, Walker's Point Association, Historic King Drive Business Improvement District, and other local partners are planning for how to ensure residents and business benefit from the potential changes that improved transit could bring to the neighborhood. The only way to make this study successful is to hear from residents like you.

  • Hear what we have been told so far at the first public meeting
  • Find out what other cities are doing
  • Tell us what should be maintained, strengthened and changed

The upcoming workshops on Saturday, November 4th is the second of several community workshops that will be conducted throughout this process.

There will be two workshops, one in Walker’s Point in the morning and one in the King Drive/ Bronzeville area in the afternoon.  As part of the workshop, we will be walking in the neighborhood. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes!  Additional details about the event, including location and times, are on the attached flyers. 

 


October 6, 2017

Mayor Tom Barrett announces sponsorship and naming of the Streetcar: The HOP presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. This deal also includes $10 million to support operations and maintenance costs over 12 years. "We're also excited to announce that the funds will include paying for free rides for everyone for the first 12 months of the streetcar's operation," Barrett said. "It's an amazing gift to Milwaukee's residents, workers and visitors."

 


September 21, 2017

The City and local partners are planning for future, proposed streetcar routes in the neighborhoods outside of downtown, along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and in Walker’s Point.  This new initiative, Moving Milwaukee Forward, will help ensure residents and business benefit from the potential changes that improved transit could bring to the neighborhood.

To the north, the recent activity in and around Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District including the Arena District construction, the opening of Pete’s Fruit Market, the ongoing redevelopment of the former Garfield Avenue School and other developments is incredibly exciting. To the south, all of the ongoing development activity in and around Walker’s Point is exciting and the neighborhood remains one of the most rapidly evolving areas in the City.

You are invited to participate in a process to help plan for how to capitalize on this momentum and plan for the future of the area. See the flyers below for more information on those meetings.


September 5, 2017

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has announced Trasdev Services Inc. as the operator of the Milwaukee Streetcar!

 


June 21, 2017

Great turnout for a Streetcar Social that was held last night on the 20th floor of Two-Fifty which overlooked the progress on Broadway. Many business on Broadway were in attendance to talk about their products and services. 


May 11, 2017

Rail has started to be laid into the street on West Saint Paul Avenue! 


May 17, 2017

Crews performed their first test pour of concrete around the rail on West Saint Paul Avenue. Regular pours are set to begin next week. 


May, 2017

The Milwaukee Department of Public Works started negotiations with a firm to potentially operate and maintain the Milwaukee Streetcar system. Five companies submitted proposals in response to the city’s request for proposals. The selected firm will be responsible for all day-to-­day functions associated with streetcar operations, including hiring and training of staff and maintenance of vehicles, track, facilities, stations and systems.


April 7, 2017

Students from Milwaukee Public Schools' Bradley Tech High School were present to watch as crews electrically flash butt welded together pieces of rail on Milwaukee Street. The students were joined by Mayor Tom Barrett. 

 

 
 

 

 

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