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Businesses get "Hop Along" kits ahead of launch of Milwaukee streetcar

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – With just a couple weeks left until the launch of Milwaukee's new streetcar, The Hop, Mayor Tom Barrett delivered "Hop Along" kits to businesses along the route of the Hop.

The kits include promotional materials as well as brochures to inform and engage businesses as the hop gets ready to go public.

"We want them to know how much we appreciate their support and their understanding as we went through this process, but now we want more people to use their businesses, we want people to ride the Hop and we're very proud of the fact that it's coming in on time and under budget," said Mayor Barrett.

The grand opening ceremony will be celebrated on November 2 at noon in Cathedral Square Park.

Rides for the first year will be free.

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