March 29, 2013

Milwaukee hires engineer to continue streetcar design work

Despite ongoing efforts to challenge the Milwaukee streetcar, the city is moving along with its planning and recently hired engineering firms HNTB and HDR Inc. to complete the design.

The city remains on course to begin construction of the 2.1 miles of streetcar track in 2014, setting the stage for a 2016 opening. However, the $64.6 million continues to generate opposition over the cost of moving underground utilities for the track, and who will pay it.

The final engineering work, which the cityâ;€¦;

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