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Milwaukee streetcar system The Hop has introduced a new real-time app aimed at improving the rider experience.Developed by TransLoc Inc., the TransLoc Rider app provides real-time positioning of all streetcars along the route and vehicle arrival time estimates for each station. Riders also can receive alerts when a streetcar is nearing a particular station or when service is impacted or delayed.The free app currently is available for Apple or Android devices."We're still in the early stages of rolling out this real-time solution and will continue working to add additional amenities and monitor the system's accuracy," said Milwaukee Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Polenske in a press release.The Hop's initial 2-mile route starts at the Amtrak-served Milwaukee Intermodal Station and serves various points downtown. Streetcars reach stations about every 15 minutes, depending on traffic and demand.