More than 16,000 rides were taken during the inaugural Grand Hop-ening Weekend of passenger service for Milwaukees Streetcar fleet.

The system officially launched on Friday, November 2, kicking off a weekend full of activities to introduce residents and visitors to the city’s newest transit platform. The event also helped The Hop eclipse 11,000 total followers and 100,000 social media impressions during the weekend.

The Grand Hop-ening Weekend was made possible through the support of numerous project development partners: Platinum level: Kiewit/Mass Electric; Gold level: HNTB Corporation, Transdev; Silver level: Brookville Equipment Corporation, LTK, Concord Group; Bronze level: 2-Story Marketing, Kimley Horn.

These are the figures reported by The Hop from 1:00 p.m. November 2 through 10:00 p.m. November 4.

New streetcar line opened in Milwaukee

Fleet vehicles utilized for The Hop

M-Line stations in operation

Volunteers assisted at stations


Increase in traffic to

Hours logged by volunteers

Attendees at the Grand Hop-ening program

New followers to The Hop’s social media

Miles traveled by The Hop’s fleet

Route maps distributed

Hop stickers and buttons distributed

Hop rides taken during the Grand Hop-ening

Lee Matz