JANUARY 8, 2015  
Happy New Year, Happy Streetcar!

As you likely know, the City of Milwaukee Common Council is expected to vote on the city’s plan to move the streetcar forward.  The date is Wednesday, January 21, 2015.


Want to stay involved and let your voice be heard? Here's how:
(If you've already done these things…thank you! Now, ask a friend or two to do it, too!)

  1. Email a letter on your company or organization’s letterhead to mayor@milwaukee.gov.
    (Or, just send an email directly, but be sure to include a detailed email signature with name and address.)
  2. Use a form created by the folks at UrbanMilwaukee.com, which will automatically send your thoughts to the Mayor and all Council members.
  3. "Like" The Milwaukee Streetcar on Facebook to stay on top of all the latest news.
  4. Talk up the streetcar on your group and personal Facebook pages – and tag "The Milwaukee Streetcar" in your posts.

Here are some of the people who let their voice be heard by coming to testify in support of the streetcar at the Common Council's Zoning and Neighborhood Development committee meeting in December:

  • Earl Buford, Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
  • Dan Bukiewicz, Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Michael Cudahy, Discovery World
  • Jorge Franco, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Wisconsin
  • Gary Grunau, Grunau Company, Inc.
  • Dr. Eve Hall, African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin
  • Jackie Ivy, Milwaukee County Bus Riders Union
  • Nick Johnson, Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown
  • Juli Kaufmann, Fix Development
  • Jerome Knapp, Historic King Dr. Business Improvement District
  • Bill Sell, Transit Rider
  • Teresa Thomas-Boyd, One Hope Made Strong
  • Beth Weirick, Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District 21

"I am pleased to learn that plans are being made to move transit improvements in Milwaukee forward by funding a modern streetcar system in Milwaukee….The construction industry is just now beginning to come out of the worst recession it has experienced in several decades – creating a reduction in employment of over 30%. The funding of the Milwaukee downtown streetcar system at this time will serve as a vital catalyst to strengthen construction employment through new downtown development."

--Mike Fabishak, CEO, Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee.


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