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Milwaukee issues RFP for streetcar construction

Milwaukee's Department of Public Works yesterday issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a construction manager and general contractor to oversee the city's planned streetcar system.

The winning bidder will be responsible for all construction activities, including installing rail, the overhead contact system and streetcar stops, as well as building an operations and maintenance facility. The chosen company also will oversee all necessary civil and road work, city officials said in a press release.

A rendering of Brookville Equipment Corp.'s streetcar for Milwaukee
Source: Milwaukee Streetcar

The contract covers the first 2.5-mile downtown segment of the streetcar system and an additional Lakefront Line extension.

Proposals are due June 1. The RFP and additional documentation can be downloaded on the city's website.

Construction for the first phase and operation of the maintenance facility is expected to begin in late summer or early fall. The first Brookville Equipment Corp. streetcar vehicle is anticipated to be delivered in December 2017.

The first phase and lakefront extension will cost $128.1 million, according to the Milwaukee Streetcar website.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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