New figure released: Proposed downtown streetcar project could cost more than $98 million

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The proposed Milwaukee streetcar project could cost more than $98 million.

The new figure was presented on Thursday, December 4th to a city committee by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.

Potential costs were assessed by comparing Milwaukee's plan to streetcar systems in other cities.

The estimate was done on the original streetcar proposal.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has said he'd like to expand the project to loop around the lakefront.

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