Milwaukee’s beleaguered streetcar is in-line to get even more money as the city looks to expand its routes.
Mayor Tom Barrett’s office yesterday said the plan is to spend 250 thousand-dollars for planning to eventually expand The Hop from the Third Ward down to Walker’s Point. A hearing on the plan is set for next week. The Hop is on pace to lose over three million-dollars this year, and it is mostly empty. The mayor’s office says Milwaukee cannot shut down The Hop without possibly having to repay nearly 80 million-dollars in federal funding.
There is no word how much the Walker’s Point expansion would cost.