Get a behind the scenes peak at the newly built maintenance facility and the modern Milwaukee streetcars that will carry passengers around the city starting later this year. We’ll gather at Stone Creek Coffee for a discussion led by Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works Commissioner, Ghassan Korban. He’ll share stories about planning, construction, and future plans for expansion. Then we’ll stroll over to the HOP maintenance facility to meet Darryll Simpson, the General Man-ager of Transdev, the firm that will test and operate the system. Darryll will lead a tour of the facility and the vehicles. Darryll is new to Milwaukee and will share information about what impacts streetcars have had in other cities.
7:30 am: Meet at Stone Creek Coffee, 422 N. 5th Street (across from the intermodal station). Purchase a cup of coffee and bring it upstairs to the 2nd floor meeting room.
7:45 am: Presentation by DPW Commissioner Ghassan Korban followed by a walk next door to tour the Sreetcar Maintenance facility and the cars .
Parking is available on the street or in the temporary lot under I794 just west of 5th Street.