Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Transdev to operate Milwaukee Streetcar

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Milwaukee Streetcar track under construction on St. Paul Avenue, May 2017. Milwaukee Streetcar track under construction on St. Paul Avenue, May 2017. Nicholas La Joie via Wikipedia

The Milwaukee Department of Public Works has awarded Transdev Services a contract to operate the 2.5-mile Milwaukee Streetcar network, which is due to open in 2018

The contract began at the end of August and runs until December 2023, covering the first five years of operations with an option for a five-year extension.

The contract encompasses all day-to-day operation of the system, together with maintenance of facilities, rolling stock and infrastructure.

Transdev will subcontract maintenance of the light rail fleet to Brookville Equipment, which is supplying five Liberty LRVs for the project. Delivery of the first vehicle is scheduled for December.

System testing on the first phase will take place between March and June 2018, with revenue services due to commence in November 2018. Revenue services will begin on the Lakefront Line in November 2019.