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Proposition 409 – Bonds for City Street Improvements

On this November's ballot, the City of Tucson is asking voters to consider a $100 million General Obligation Bond program to improve the condition of City streets. Upon approval, Bond funds will be used solely to restore, repair and resurface streets inside Tucson City Limits. No change to the purpose of the bond funds can be made without going back to the voters for approval. Watch a brief informational video to learn more or visit the Streetbonds website.

New Directors and More Changes at the Department of Transportation
The City of Tucson welcomes new Director Daryl Cole to the Department of Transportation. After 26 years in transportation with the City of El Paso, Mr. Cole has an extensive background in the management of capital programs, pavement maintenance, and construction. The appointment of a new director is in addition to many other changes at the Department of Transportation including; a new time clock system, GPS tracking devices on all vehicles, comprehensive inventory analysis, additional management training and the hiring of new Deputy Director, Carlos de Leon.

SunLink – The Tucson Streetcar
Construction is in full swing on SunLink, Tucson's streetcar, and crews have already completed laying track on the north end of 4th Avenue and at Main Gate Square. The streetcar is spurring private investment along its 3.9 mile corridor with projects that include student housing, restaurants, offices and a hotel. Take a tour of development along the streetcar with Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO, Michael Keith.

The No. 1 Bike City in the Country has a New Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
This summer, Outside magazine named Tucson No. 1 on its list of "Top 10 Bike Towns" in the US. Local planner and the City of Tucson's new Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Ann Chanecka looks forward to finding even more ways for residents to walk, or bicycle, in safety to meet their transportation needs.

Operation Beautification – Median Clean Up
The City of Tucson’s Department of Transportation with contracted assistance from the Groundskeeper has successfully completed a 4 month, $580,000 median and roadside clean-up campaign. More than 1,000 tons of debris, dead plants, and weeds were removed from what amounted to 200-plus miles of city roadway. But the work is not done yet. A monthly landscape maintenance plan is in place and will run through April 2013. Watch crews in action in this brief video.

2013 Pavement Preservation Program
Mayor and Council have approved a one-time, $20 million allocation for the rehabilitation of city streets during Fiscal Year 2013. The work will include a variety of different pavement treatments to resurface both main roadways and residential areas, and is reflective of what has been proposed in Proposition 409. Work has recently been completed on both Oracle Road and Stone Avenue.

Pedestrians Safety Task Force – Stay on the Safe Side!
In response to concerns by City Council members, City Manager Richard Miranda created a Pedestrian Safety Task Force early this year. The group has been hard at work educating students and drivers alike while reviewing statistical data to find the areas where pedestrian-crossing devices are needed most. Five new High Intensity Activated Crosswalks or HAWKs have already been installed this year. Take a few minutes to review how to stay on the safe side with Tucson12's pedestrian safety video.

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