First Milwaukee streetcar is delivered

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The first car for Milwaukee's new streetcar has been delivered.
Kevin P. Keefe

MILWAUKEE — The first streetcar for Milwaukee’s new downtown service was delivered on Monday, arriving by truck from Brookville Equipment Corp.’s factory in Brookville, Pa.

The car is the first of five built for the 2.5-mile line expected to open in late 2018. According to the Milwaukee Streetcar website, the line is projected to generate approximately 1,850 rides per day and over 595,000 rides in 2019, its first full year of operation.

The rest of the cars are expected to arrive over the next several months. On-street testing is expected to begin on a section of St. Paul Avenue in April.

CORRECTION: Milwaukee's first modern streetcar was made in Brookville, Pa. The location was incorrectly stated in an earlier version of this report. March 26, 2018, 2:21 p.m. Central time.

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