1st of 5 streetcar vehicles for ‘The Hop’ hits the track for testing in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s new streetcar hit the track for another day of testing on Wednesday, April 11.

With a blast from its digital horn and an easy turn right, “The Hop” glided onto North 4th St., before cruising down West St. Paul Ave. toward the Third Ward.

“I feel like this is a sign of economic growth for the city,” said Jerel Ballard, streetcar spectator. “It’s just exciting to see a new form of transportation for people.”

Jerel Ballard

The 67-foot vehicle is the...


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