Milwaukee's new street car "the Hop" presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has been rode by thousands since it's opening in the late fall. With the bad weather we've had lately they wanted to do something to help riders know where the street car is at all times. The solution; an app with new real-time location of the street cars designed to improve the rider experience for all streetcar users.
The TransLoc Rider service developed the app which features real-time positioning of all streetcars along the route, next vehicle arrival time estimates for each station, the ability to receive alerts when a vehicle is nearing a particular station and a platform for providing system alerts when service is impacted or delayed.
The free TransLoc Rider app is available for Apple iOS devices on here or for Android devices here.
After downloading and launching the app, users should select "M-Line: Burns Commons to Intermodal Station" as the selected route. Vehicle location information can also be accessed via the web on either desktop or mobile platforms HERE.
Don't want to download an app? You can get arrival information via SMS by texting HOPMKE [Station Code] to 41411.