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Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend. The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, Dec.12, and is open daily through Sunday Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, adjust travel plans accordingly.
The following details outline transit service on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27, 2014:
University of Arizona football fans have a new transit option for this season’s UA home football games – the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar. Prior to kickoff, fans can experience the dining, entertainment and retail opportunities in the Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue, Downtown and Mercado District and then board the streetcar from any one of the 23 stops along the 3.9-mile long route to get to campus. Once on campus, Arizona Stadium is a short walk from the Second Street and Highland Avenue streetcar stop.
A strike is still possible for Sun Tran.
As the election for Mayor and three Council seats draws near, it’s time we, as Oro Valley residents, open our eyes. Let’s take a look to see what the four incumbents have done as a council and as individuals.
(BPT) - School means big adjustments and big demands for everyone involved: shopping for supplies, shuttling here and there, studying – or overseeing the studying – special projects, and more. It’s easy to forget nutrition in all the hustle and bustle.
Tucson’s modern streetcar opens to the public in three days. Want to be a part of the opening day action? Here’s how:
Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath at one point declared he desired only to be a one-term mayor, but has decided to seek reelection in August after seeing “a lot of positive momentum, not only for the Town of Oro Valley, but region wide.”
Now that Oro Valley Town Council has approved the FY 2014-15 budget, I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about what’s in the budget for our residents.
By the end of fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30, 2013, the success of the Oro Valley Sun Shuttle Dial-A-Ride transportation service was no longer a secret, nor was it a surprise. This expanded service, which was the result of an intergovernmental agreement between the Town of Oro Valley and the Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County (RTA), has increased by 118 percent, or 17,569 passenger trips from its implementation in FY 2011 through the close of FY 2013. This type of increase in service at this rapid pace takes staff dedication and could not be achieved without the backing of a supportive town council.
At the April meeting of the RTA/PAG Working Transit Group meeting there was discussion about the rate increases proposed by Sun Tran. This still needs to be approved by Tucson’s mayor and council but will also impact the rates for the Express routes and Sun Shuttles which are not within the city limits. Riders of the Express bus, the Sun Shuttle and/ or Sun Tran may be interested in providing comments on their proposed changes.
Even far flung folks showed up in a Sun Shuttle to share in Sun City’s celebration, dedication and ribbon cutting at its new state-of-the-art activity and fitness center this month.
Two more streets and an additional project date have been added to the previously-announced road closures in the Desert Vista Neighborhood. N. Twin Spur Court and W. Periwinkle Place will be closed at 7 a.m. on Friday, November 22 and will re-open at 7 a.m. the following day (Nov. 23). Complete project details and a color-coded street map are below.
A piece of history sits resting at the Marana Regional Airport.
The summer has unleashed its terrible fury upon Tucson for a few weeks now and the end of the sweltering heat is nowhere in sight. There is more to the Arizona summer, though. Storm clouds have been brewing off in the horizon for the last week, tantalizing us with their potential downpour. Every night, thunder clouds gather in the distance rolling their electric booms across the sky. Between the heat and the humidity, there is a good reason for the snowbirds to head back home in May.
My eighteen-year-old daughter and I just returned from an epic European vacation. The trip—officially—was a graduation gift, though I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to it being a bit of an excuse to spend some one-on-one time with her as she tiptoes into adulthood. Having spent a year planning the details of our vacation, we had high hopes. I think both of us naively imagined flawless travel followed by warm summer evenings spent strolling the streets of Paris. In reality, most of the things that could go wrong, did.
“Regional collaboration is what happens when you think outside the box…By creating and taking advantage of opportunities for partnership, we have learned to extend our resources while redefining success and financial stability.”
Transit services, including Sun Tran, Sun Van and Sun Shuttle, will operate on a regular weekday schedule during Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21. With the exception of Lost & Found, all other services will be in operation as regularly scheduled:
Along the southern boundary of 57,000-acre Pusch Ridge Wilderness in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Sabino Canyon Recreation Area wedges its 2,900 acres almost four miles into the protected land.
Sun Tran buses will operate on a Sunday schedule and Sun Shuttle or Sun Express routes will not be in operation on Thursday, November 22, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
On February 13, 2012, the Town of Oro Valley, in partnership with the Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County (RTA), launched the Sun Shuttle Dial-A-Ride transit service. This new service integrated the Town’s Coyote Run senior transit service, Handicar paratransit service and the RTA Sun Shuttle circulator service into a single, expanded service that provides mobility to more individuals in the Oro Valley area.