Wearing a mask remains one of the simplest and most effective ways to limit the spread of COVID-19, and Milwaukee’s streetcar is doing its part to get the word out. Today The Hop announced a partnership with MaskUpMKE to promote mask wearing, which will feature one of the streetcars “masked up,” with blue medical masks painted on both noses of the vehicle.
The artwork also features masked faces of Milwaukee citizens, including Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge Derek Mosley, who recovered from COVID-19 earlier this summer. The Hop will also provide free masks to riders who board the streetcar without their own mask.
“The Hop streetcars are an incredibly visible asset for the City of Milwaukee and we are proud to donate one of our vehicles to this critical cause,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said in a statement. “We are appreciative of
the hard work the MaskUpMKE team is doing to support this public health initiative and we’re thrilled to be expanding our relationship even further to help make The Hop, and our whole community, even safer.”
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