More than 16,000 rides taken during The Hop's opening weekend
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- More than 16,000 rides were taken during the first weekend of service for Milwaukee's streetcar.
The Hop officially launched a week ago on November 2. During the streetcar's opening weekend the five cars traveled more than 850 miles.
See the breakdown of the numbers below:
1 New streetcar line opened in Milwaukee
5 All five vehicles in The Hop’s fleet were utilized throughout the weekend
18 M-Line stations in operation
123 Volunteers assisted at stations
459 Percent increase in traffic to www.thehopmke.com website during the weekend
662 Hours logged by volunteers
Over 700 Attendees at the Grand Hop-ening program and start of passenger service
743 New followers to The Hop’s social media accounts, helping The Hop eclipse 11,000 total followers and 100,000 social media impressions during the weekend
856.3 Miles traveled by The Hop’s fleet during the weekend
Over 9,000 Route maps distributed
Over 10,000 Hop stickers, buttons and tote bags distributed
16,409 Hop rides taken during the Grand Hop-ening (1 p.m. Friday through 10 p.m.)