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RIDING THE MILWAUKEE STREETCAR

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Ride for Free For a Year

Expected fare (after initial 12-month free period): $1.00

All rides will be free for the first year thanks to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino! Just hop on and hop off to connect with jobs, entertainment, dining and more!

After the first year of operation, passengers will purchase tickets off-vehicle as there are no fareboxes on board. Fare inspectors will make random checks of all passengers throughout the day to make sure they have valid streetcar passes.

Hours of Hoperation

The Hop will be operating on its ongoing schedule:

Monday through Friday

5 AM to 12 AM

Saturday

7AM to 12 AM

Sunday

7 AM to 10 PM

Vehicles will generally arrive every 15 minutes, however during periods of heavy traffic or increased ridership the wait times may be slightly longer.

Accessibility

The Hop is accessible to persons of all abilities.

The passenger doors are extra wide and the floor of the streetcar is level with the curb at the stations, allowing easy access for wheeled vehicles such wheelchairs, scooters, personal shopping carts, bicycles, strollers and rolling luggage. Those with these types of wheeled vehicles are advised to use the center doors for boarding. There is no need for a ramp. On board, the streetcars have level floor areas with substantial standing areas that can be used by wheelchairs. Wheelchairs and other mobility devices don’t need to be secured on the streetcar, but please use the designated area and set your brake.

People using wheelchairs and other mobility devices should cross the tracks at a right angle as wheels can get caught in the tracks.

The vehicles feature audio announcements and visual aids such as Braille and designated seating for individuals with disabilities.

Service animals are permitted if they are specially trained to perform work or a task because of the owner’s disability. For the safety and comfort of other passengers, please leave all other animals and pets at home.

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Please exercise common courtesy so that our streetcars remain safe, clean and appealing.


Do:

  • Respect your fellow passengers and the streetcar operator, and obey all reasonable requests from The Hop and City of Milwaukee officials
  • Report any suspicious activity to the operator
  • Stand clear of the platform edge when waiting for The Hop, and allow passengers to exit before boarding
  • Wear headphones if using any audio devices on board
  • Leave the fold-down seating area for the elderly or those with disabilities, and offer your seat to those in greater need
  • Hold the handrails if you’re standing, and hold on to small children who are traveling with you
  • Wear a shirt and shoes at all times
  • Limit your ride to no more than one round trip along the entire route at a single time

Don't:

  • Be disruptive (including running, jumping, pushing or throwing objects) or use vulgar language
  • Smoke (including e-cigarettes), use drugs, litter or spit on the streetcars or platforms
  • Eat or drink on the streetcar, with the exception of covered, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Bring on board weapons or other dangerous materials, including flammable liquids
  • Bring more than you can carry on board — personal belongings shouldn’t take up extra seats or clog the aisles
  • Solicit money, sell goods/services or distribute items or literature on the vehicles or at the platforms
  • Lie down or put your feet up on the seats
  • Board while wearing rollerblades or roller skates
  • Bring animals on board other than service animals as defined by the ADA or small pets contained in a cage or crate that can fit in your lap (exceptions may apply)

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