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Milwaukee's The Hop transitions to reduced schedule

Posted: 4:56 PM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 18:00:47-04
The Hop opens to the public Friday

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee's streetcar, The Hop, is transitioning to a reduced schedule amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The new schedule, which will be in effect until further notice, has the Hop operating from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily with cars arriving every 20 minutes.

This change comes as more and more people will be staying home and not using the car. With the lack of usage, a full schedule is not necessary.

The Hop has also increased the frequency of cleaning and is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 situation. They are asking that anyone who continues to the service to keep distance between themselves and other passengers.

Additionally, they ask that riders practice good hygiene and obey CDC recommendations.

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