Mayor Barrett invites media and members of the public to hop on ‘The Hop’

November 1, 2018

Photo by Carmen A. Murguia

On Monday, October 29, 2018, Mayor Tom Barrett (center photo) invited the local media and invited guests to join him on a preview ride on the new Milwaukee streetcar, a.k.a “The Hop” (left photo), presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, prior to passenger service beginning on Friday, November 2, 2018, and kicking off a full slate of weekend activities.

For more information on the Grand Hop-ening Weekend, visit The mayor also took the opportunity to introduce Danielle Hamilton, one of the many new operators of the streetcar. Danielle has driven public transportation in Milwaukee and in Orlando.

Danielle said, “It’s very exciting to be a part of this. It’s something new to the city, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the passengers are going to react everyday.”