November 2, 2018 — Milwaukee
Transdev Begins Milwaukee Streetcar Operations
Transdev, a global leader in multi-modal mobility solutions, is pleased to announce that it commenced full operations of the new Milwaukee streetcar following the official grand opening that kicked off a weekend long, citywide celebration. Mayor Tom Barrett and a host of city leaders and dignitaries took an inaugural ride as part of the ceremony, along with thousands of city residents.
As part of the five-year contract with Milwaukee’s Department of Public Works, Transdev will oversee all aspects of service operations including overall system performance, customer care, and safety. Under Transdev’s oversight, vehicle maintenance will be managed by Brookville, the manufacturer of the streetcars. The streetcar line extends 2.5 miles through downtown, and will be served by a total of five vehicles. The new streetcar line is expected to drive considerable development along the route, connect neighborhoods and communities, and strengthen business clusters.
“We are very proud to serve Milwaukee, a forward-thinking city now incorporating streetcars as part of its vision for improved mobility and for the continued development and revitalization of its center city,” said Yann Leriche, CEO of Transdev North America.
“We have a strong team in Milwaukee and are committed to providing first-rate service,” said Duane Eskierka, President of Transdev’s Transportation and Performance business unit.“ I look forward to the enhancements and improved efficiency we will implement over time to benefit passengers and our client. We are committed to continuing to build a strong partnership with the Milwaukee Department of Public Works and to helping them achieve their goals.”