Kiewit Infrastructure, the firm that will build the MILWAUKEE modern
streetcar line in Wisconsin's largest city, will be hiring workers for
track installation that will start in the coming months, the "urban
milwaukee dot com" site reports. Utility relocation already is underway.
The city is buying dual-mode Brookville Equipment "Liberty" model
streetcars for the project -- the same type operating at Dallas-Oak Cliff,
being delivered to Detroit Q Line and ordered by Oklahoma City. Milwaukee
expects delivery of its first Brookville streetcar in December 2017. Five
will be acquired: four for the starter line and one for the wire-free
Lakefront extension to a planned high rise development. The next phase
would be a 4th Street extension north to a planned sports arena. The
Milwaukee Bucks NBA professional basketball team plans the arena as part of
an entertainment complex.