Summit Book

The Community Streetcar Coalition is meeting in Milwaukee this week, and you can get a peek into the coalition with our latest Summit Book.

Just click on the links below to see the latest news from our streetcar communities and private sector companies.

There are two files to choose from – a higher-quality large file for desktop viewing, and a smaller file for mobile devices.

Hotel, Registration, and Sponsorship Information

The 2022 Streetcar Summit will be held at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Monday-Wednesday, May 16-18, 2022.

The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee (Historic Ad)

Summit Registration

The cost to attend is $150 per person for CSC members, and $400 for non-members.

Register and pay online here.

Hotel Registration

The room block has expired, but please feel free to contact The Pfister Hotel directly to reserve a room, 1-800-558-8222.

Modern Streetcar and Pfister Hotel Exterior

Summit Book, Advertising, Sponsorship

The Summit Book will be electronic this year, and Julie is sending out templates for use in developing streetcar project pages.  Each streetcar project receives a full-page front and back in the Summit Book. Each private sector member that is not a sponsor receives a half page ad in the back of the Summit Book. 

If your company is a member of the Community Streetcar Coalition and is interested in sponsoring the Summit, please see benefit levels below.  Sponsorship notifications should be received no later than March 31, 2022.

Online 2022 Summit Sponsorship Registration Form

Platinum – $6,000 

  • Logo on the inside cover of the Summit Book aside the CSC logo
  • Full page ad at the front of the Summit Book
  • Recognition on the CSC website for the year as lead sponsor of the Summit
  • Lead acknowledgement at all events, largest font on all CSC boards, and more frequent appearances on PowerPoint scrolling during the day
  • Four free registrations to 2022 Streetcar Summit
  • Logo added to Registration Page
  • Social Media call-out

Gold – $4,000

  • Full page ad in Summit Book
  • Acknowledged in the Summit Book, on boards, in the meeting room, and on the PowerPoint scrolling during the meeting breaks
  • Three free registrations to 2022 Streetcar Summit
  • Logo added to Registration Page
  • Social Media call-out

Silver – $2,500

  • Half page in the Summit Book
  • Acknowledged in the Summit Book, on boards, meeting rooms, and on the PowerPoint scrolling during the meeting breaks
  • Two free registrations to 2022 Streetcar Summit
  • Logo added to Registration Page
  • Social Media call-out

Bronze – $750

  • Acknowledgement on all message boards and PowerPoint
  • Receive recognition on Sponsorship page of the Summit Book
  • One free registration to 2022 Streetcar Summit
  • Logo added to Registration Page
  • Social Media call-out

Summit Agenda

Monday, May 16, 2022

12:00 – 3:00 pm                 Registration, Check In, In front of the Imperial Ballroom

3:00 – 4:30 pm                   Student Session, Pfister Hotel, Imperial Ballroom– Carl Jackson-Retired, City of El Paso;  Robert Hanifin, Build America Bureau; Jon Schlegel, Herzog; Brian Hawkins, Siemens; Mike Hammond, HNTB; Isabella Walsh, HDR; and Brandi Bird, Bird Advocacy & Consulting

5:00 – 7:00 pm                   Welcoming Reception, Pfister Hotel, The Rouge- Christy Willhite, Executive Director, Community Streetcar Coalition; Ethan Melone, Chair, Community Streetcar Coalition; Interim Public Works Commissioner Jerrel Kruschke, City of Milwaukee; and Alderman Robert Bauman, City of Milwaukee-District 4.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

8:00 – 9:00 am                   Registration, Check In, In front of the Grand Ballroom

8:30 – 10:30 am                  Breakfast & Opening Session-Welcome, CSC and Member Updates, Pfister Hotel, Grand Ballroom

10:45 – 11:45 am               FFGA Pipeline: How to Set Expectations and Sustain Momentum, Pfister Hotel, Imperial BallroomStephanie McVey, HDR; Elizabeth Day, FTA; Tom Gerend, Kansas City Streetcar; and David McDonald, Charlotte Area Transit System.

12:00 – 1:15 pm                 Keynote Luncheon, Pfister Hotel, Grand BallroomEthan Melone, Chair, Community Streetcar Coalition; Mayor Cavalier Johnson, City of Milwaukee; Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Wisconsin 4th District (recorded); Dan Bower, Vice Chair, Community Streetcar Coalition; and Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Oregon 3rd District (live virtual)

1:30 – 2:30 pm                   State of Good Repair and Asset Management, Pfister Hotel, Imperial BallroomDan Bower, Portland Streetcar, Inc; Curtis Ailes, Seattle DOT; Shellie Ginn, City of Tucson Transportation & Mobility; Marwan Al-Mukhtar, RATP Dev; and Tamalynn Kennedy, FTA (live virtual).

2:45 – 3:45 pm                   Latest Technology: Q&A with Providers, Pfister Hotel, Imperial BallroomDerek Benedict, LA Streetcar; Joel McNeil, Brookville; Alex Paquet, Alstom Group; Brian Hawkins, Siemens; Matt Sibul, Stadler; and Bill Umbenhaur, Traction Systems. (snacks provided in room)

4:00 – 5:00 pm                   “So you want to build a streetcar system?”: Voices of Experience in Engineering and Construction, Pfister Hotel, Imperial BallroomMike Rogers, Ramsey County; Chris Walker, Hatch-LTK; Terry Nash, HNTB; Paul Pattison, Kimley-Horn; Jake Speck, Kiewit; and Erik Yingling, Stacy and Witbeck.

5:30 – 7:00 pm                   Out on the Town, Milwaukee Public Market- Paul Schwartz, Milwaukee Public Market and Jesse Rush, City of Oklahoma City-EMBARK.

Wednesday, May 18,2022

8:00 am                               Farm to Table Breakfast, Pfister Hotel, Grand Ballroom

8:30 – 9:30 am                    Build America, Buy America: new ways to fund streetcar and rules to follow, Pfister Hotel, Grand BallroomChris Eilerman, Seattle DOT; Robert Hanifin, Build America Bureau; and Dana Nifosi, FTA (live virtual).

9:45 – 10:45 am                  Transit Narrative in a Changing Media Landscape: Advertising, Sponsorships, Branding, and Social Media, Pfister Hotel, Imperial BallroomJon Schlegel, Herzog; Jeff Sherman, The Hop Podcast; Ellen Homb, 2-Story; Andrew Plambeck, Portland Streetcar Inc.; and Donna Mandelbaum, Kansas City Streetcar.

11:00 – 12:00 pm               Streetcar Equity: Planning, Safety and Ridership, Pfister Hotel, Imperial BallroomCurtis Ailes, Seattle DOT; Dan Bower, Portland Streetcar, Inc.; James Benton, Washington D.C. DOT (live virtual); and Community Development Commissioner Lafayette Crump, City of Milwaukee.

12:30 – 4:00 pm                 Lunch & Streetcar Tour-Box Lunch at Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda, and an introduction of the streetcar line by Alderman Robert Bauman, City of Milwaukee.

                                            Choice of:

                                            Economic Development Tour-Ashley Booth, HNTB; and Matt Dorner, Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District.

                                            Or

                                            Operations Tour- Andrew Davis-Lockward, City of Milwaukee; Interim Public Works Commissioner Jerrel Kruschke, City of Milwaukee; and Alderman Robert Bauman, City of Milwaukee.