The future of Milwaukee’s transportation system is taking shape, and it includes The Milwaukee Streetcar network that provides a modern way for people to connect with their jobs, their homes, and their entertainment destinations.

Streetcars do more than simply improve mobility. By promoting development, raising property values, attracting businesses, and helping to define our contemporary city, Streetcars benefit everyone. Streetcars add vitality to an urban setting, increasing commerce and activity around every one of the fixed stations and stops.

An accessible and convenient Streetcar provides connections to our array of transportation choices. Pedestrians, bus riders, train travelers, automobile drivers, and bicyclists can choose the Streetcar as a link to their destinations.

Visitors will see Milwaukee as an even more attractive city when they use the Streetcar. The routes will be easy to navigate, downtown destinations will be convenient to reach, and riders will appreciate the high-quality ride that new Streetcars deliver.

Streetcars are quiet, clean, and efficient. Their popularity and value have been demonstrated in other cities. Streetcars create new opportunities and generate activity in the cities they serve.

Latest News

January 2014 -- Editors agree project is an economic driver for city
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin's largest newspaper, says in an editorial posted 1/16/14 that " Barrett sees the project as an economic driver for the city, and we think he's right."    
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January 2014 -- Federal Transit Administration has approved streetcar route
The Federal Transit Administration has formally approved the City of Milwaukee's adjustment to the streetcar route, which provides significant utility relocation cost savings and brings the economic development and transit benefits to another major downtown street. 
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October 2013 -- Significant Progress Being Made in the 60% Design Phase
The project team is completing design related to the following: track and roadway, public utilities, platforms, overhead contact system and traction power, communications, and the operations and maintenance facility. 
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September 2013 – NEWaukee and Urban Milwaukee Host a Streetcar Social/Route Walk
Two local organizations hosted a casual walk along part of the route, with stops at establishments along the way.
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June 2013 -- City Works to Avoid Utility Impacts
Analysis of potential utility impacts from the streetcar is now in full swing with final engineering work for the streetcar underway.
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