Milwaukee Streetcar Gets Corporate Sponsorship—Riders Get Free Rides for a Year
The city of Milwaukee announced a new partnership with the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino that will rake in $10 million for the city's forthcoming streetcar system over 12 years, including enough funding to cover the costs of a year's worth of rides for users of the system.
In exchange for the sponsorship, the system will be called "The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino."
"The name 'The Hop' was developed as part of a branding process conducted in 2016 with the help of a community input panel," according to a press release by the city of Milwaukee. "The Phase 1 line is expected to begin service in fall 2018 and the Lakefront Line will follow in coordination with the construction of The Couture development."