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Steve K's Newsletter 1/29/18

Topics in this issue...

  • Tucson Be Kind
  • Half-Staff
  • Bump Stocks in Arizona
  • Safety on our Roadways
  • Campbell & Grant
  • Broadway
  • Cyclovia
  • Transit Management
  • Craycroft Road Work
  • Budget Preview
  • Downtown Development
  • Volvo Property
  • Local First: Gem Show
  • Lecture Series Downtown
  • Nova Home Loans Bowl
  • Stormwater Solutions
  • Solar Tariffs
  • Naming Parks and Amenities
  • Events & Entertainment

Reid Park Zoo Celebrates Grand Opening of Animal Health Center

Reid Park Zoo is now leading the way in innovative animal medicine with the grand opening of its state-of-the-art Animal Health Center. Dedicated yesterday, the facility will provide the Zoo with more opportunities to teach curious young minds through additional educational programming. Also, students from the University of Arizona’s new Marley Foundation Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Program will have the opportunity to train in whole-life animal care by observing and assisting at the new center.

Activate Your Commute Downtown Tomorrow

Downtown workers are invited to learn about alternative modes of transportation available to them at tomorrow's Activate Your Commute event, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

How-to-ride demonstrations, exhibits, and information booths will be set up on Jacome Plaza. From noon to 1 p.m., Sun Tran, Tugo Bike Share, Sun Rideshare, and Enterprise Vanpool will give 15-minute presentations in the lower level meeting room of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. There will be door prizes and some refreshments.

3-Day Transit Pass Convenient for Travel to Gem Shows That Start Tomorrow

Gem Show shoppers can skip the hassles of traffic and parking with a 3-Day Transit Pass. The pass provides unlimited rides on Sun Tran buses and the Sun Link streetcar, and it's valid for 72 consecutive hours once activated on a transit vehicle. Sun Tran and Sun Link routes connect to several Gem Show events and many of Tucson’s entertainment attractions.

Road Recovery Bond Program - Craycroft Road - Grant Road to 29th Street Repaving Project

Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are scheduled to begin lowering manhole covers and water valve covers on Craycroft Road from Grant Road to 29th Street on Monday, January 29, 2018, in preparation of an upcoming repaving project. With over 200 covers to lower, the work is scheduled to be complete by early March 2018. Crews will work Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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