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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:
Sun Tran, KGUN 9 News, and Sam Levitz Furniture have partnered to sponsor a one-day “Stuff-the-Bus” event benefitting EMERGE! Center Against Domestic Abuse. The event, which will be held on Friday, October 17, helps promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A Sun Tran bus will be located at Sam Levitz Furniture’s eastside location at 100 North Pantano Road. Donations will be accepted from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pima Community College organizers of the Plus 50 Career and Job Fair for mature workers say the event will have resources and opportunities geared to jobseekers age 50 and older, who face unique challenges in their search.
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.
Sun Tran officials and representatives from Teamsters Local 104 have announced a tentative agreement on a new contract. Both sides have agreed to extend the current contract until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014, to allow the members the opportunity to vote on the final contract proposal. The public can expect business as usual through August 7. The current contract extension was to expire at midnight tonight.
A strike is still possible for Sun Tran.
Tucson’s modern streetcar opens to the public in three days. Want to be a part of the opening day action? Here’s how:
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.
Northwest Fire District firefighters responded to the SW corner of Ina and LaCholla after a two vehicle collision sent a Lexus sedan crashing into a bus stop. The incident began just before 8 a.m.
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:
Transit provides service to “Shop Oro Valley”
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.
Ride Sun Tran’s UA Football Shuttle to the South Carolina State game and arrive in front of Arizona Stadium on 6th Street just steps from the entrance. Passengers can park and ride from Hi Corbett Field located at 22nd Street and Randolph Way. Passengers are encouraged to park on the east side of the baseball field. Be prepared for long lines and wait.
Ride Sun Tran’s UA Football Shuttle to the Oklahoma State game and arrive in front of Arizona Stadium on 6th Street just steps from the entrance. Passengers can park and ride from Hi Corbett Field located at 22nd Street and Randolph Way. Passengers are encouraged to park on the east side of the baseball field. Be prepared for long lines and wait.
In case you haven’t been on our website in the past 24 hours, head over to ArizonaWildcats.com and check out the all-new site design. Kudos to our web manager, Mike Lowery, and his team on the new design. They worked hard over the summer to revamp the site. We always want to be on the cutting edge of technology and social media and our new site reflects that. There is a link for feedback located at the bottom of every page. Browse through the site and let us know what you think. One of my favorite features of the new site is the striking presentation of the main photos that highlight our student-athletes. #AZisWildcatCountry
Sun Tran will offer limited shuttle service to University of Arizona 2012 home football games.
Tucson gears up for bike fest
Sun Tran announces new bus stop in Oro Valley
Passengers using Sun Tran, Tucson’s fixed route system, and Sun Van, the comparable paratransit system are now paying higher fares. At a public hearing held April 12, the City of Tucson mayor and council voted to approve a transit fare increase, intended to generate $1.3 million in revenue to help close a projected budget gap for the City of Tucson in fiscal year 2012.
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