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The official Milwaukee streetcar route

Published Nov. 29, 2014

Earlier in the week, I asked City Engineer Jeffrey Polenske to detail the routes and the extensions which will push the Streetcar into the neighborhoods and other major destinations like UW-Milwaukee. Here they are.


Hickman drives her way into a dream

Published Sept. 11, 2014

Last July, exactly one day before she turned 40, Kelley Hickman bought a school bus. It was the first step in starting her transportation business, Beautiful Endeavors, which launched last October. Little did she know when she made the initial purchase that within the year she would be able to leave her bus driving job of 11 years to focus her efforts exclusively on her own venture.


On streetcars, utilities and transit innovation

Published April 24, 2014

For the benefit of Wisconsin and visitors to our fine state, Milwaukee's moving forward with a streetcar. In addition, the Downtown trolley is back this summer and other options like Uber Black and Lyft are here now, too. Options are good. Cars are great. They all work well together.


More commuters pair bikes and buses; rack usage gains momentum

Published Sept. 21, 2012

Bikes and buses have become a popular combination in Milwaukee County, based on new figures from the Milwaukee County Transit System. Use of the racks, installed in 2009, has increased significantly, and bus riders are on pace to load their bikes on a bus more than 130,000 times in 2012, based on a conservative projection. The usage would top 150,000 if the momentum continues along a trend recorded in the statistics provided by MCTS.

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The Beauty of the Bus

I used to ride my 12-speed bike to school... to the pool in the summer... to my friends' houses. When I turned 16, my mother made a point to tell me I would not be allowed to have a car "You'll spend all your time working to make the payments, your grades will go down and you'll lose track o...

Why are people on the bus so strange?

I live on the eastside and work downtown. My commute back and forth is only a few minutes. I don't own a vehicle (by choice), because I just feel like parking downtown and on the eastside is ridiculously expensive. Not only that, but the rising gas prices are enough to make those of you...

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