Milwaukee Streetcar


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Hundreds of people gathered at Cathedral Square Park on Friday afternoon for the grand opening celebration of “The Hop,” Milwaukee’s new streetcar system. Read more

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The streetcar will begin its 621 miles of test runs in April. The rest of the five initial vehicles are expected to arrive on a monthly basis. Read more

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Milwaukee continues to push itself to become a hub for young entrepreneurs and budding business professionals. While the effort is gaining momentum, the end result is anything but guaranteed. Read more

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By agreeing to pay for free street car rides for one year, the Forest County Potawatomi Community has again risen to the occasion and led the way in its continuing effort to make Milwaukee one of America’s greatest cities. Read more

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As work progresses on the new Milwaukee streetcar, it is worth remembering that Milwaukee’s very first streetcar began shuttling people around the city some 157 years ago. The very first lines were drawn by horsesand, given the various remin.. Read more

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So was it good for you?Wisconsin’s election results seem to be a mixed bag, withouta lot of clear messages that I can decipher this morning, without the help offinal, granular numbers. But here goes: GOP voters supportedthe establish.. Read more

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The city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County have sued the watchdog group Preserve Our Parks for questioning the shoreline of Lake Michigan and seeming to hold up the sale of the county-owned Transit Center site to developer Rick Barrett. Pre... Read more

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This morning, the Milwaukee Common Council voted 9-6 to approve the streetcar—not much of a surprise there.What is more surprising is that the opposition ended with a whimper, not a bang.The trio of major streetcar opponents—Bob Donovan, Joe D.. Read more

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Opponents of a Milwaukee streetcar have launched a petition drive that they say would kill it. But the Milwaukee Common Council could approve the project even if the opponents submit at least 30,800 valid signatures that would put a binding... Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we turn our attention to the local topic that has eclipsed all else this week: the proposed Milwaukee streetcar. Matt updates us on yesterday's vote to approve.. Read more

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On this week's episode of The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly chit-chat between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, Matt gives us the latest on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "Mayor's Challenge" c.. Read more

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After years of on-again/off-again recording, the duo Buffalo—the slow-simmering collaboration between Def Harmonic rapper Lunaversol 9 and Decibully/Made of Oak beat-maker Nicholas Sanborn—hopes to issue its inaugural album this winter. Read more

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Producer-remixer Carmen Rizzo has written film scores for Michael Apted, worked with Coldplay and K.D. Lang, recorded Tuvan throat singers and collaborated with Paul Oakenfold and Seal. He is also a recording artist in his own right and his... Read more

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Could more federal stimulus funding help to prevent a double-dip recession and spur job growth?The new funds, proposed in smaller, more specific bills than the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), could help to shore ... Read more

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