The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) is stepping up again to infuse cash into the downtown community through the DTP Gift Card Incentive Program. The success of the first two rounds of gift cards led HSL Properties to provide the $10,000 required to fund another 1,000 gift cards with bonuses. This will result in an additional $35,000 invested directly into downtown businesses, bringing the total up to $105,000 in a matter of days.
The City of Tucson's Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) is noticing a higher-than-usual number of plastic bags in blue recycling bins. The department wants to remind residents that plastic bags and all flexible plastics are not accepted in the City's recycling program.
The "Revised City of Tucson Citizen Participation Plan" has been amended and
Beginning Sunday, April 19, eastbound travel on Broadway Boulevard, between Campbell Avenue and Stewart Avenue, will shift to the north side of Broadway. This traffic shift will allow work crews to begin improvements on the south side of the roadway between Campbell and Country Club Road.
The NRC at Eastside City Hall, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd., is temporarily closed for repaving. It will not reopen until May 1, unless work is finished earlier than scheduled.
The baby elephant calf at Reid Park Zoo is now a little more than a week old. She has been introduced to the whole herd and is spending lots of time with her mom, Semba, and her sister, Nandi.
The calf has been spending her mornings on habitat and is at times visible on the Zoo Cams. For the best chance to see her on camera, start viewing before 11 a.m. The Zoo will be giving the public an opportunity to vote on the calf's name. Stay tuned for details.
Are you missing your favorite Pilates classes this spring at Tucson Parks and Recreation? If you need to continue your exercises, Lana Butler guides you through a free, condensed Pilates class on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page. Stay home and take the class at your leisure.
If you enjoy it, you can sign up for in-person classes once they resume.
On Monday, April 20, 2020, at approximately 4 a.m., eastbound and westbound Broadway will be closed to travel at Fremont Avenue, which is just east of Park Avenue.
Westbound Broadway will be temporarily closed for about four hours from 4 a.m. to about 8 a.m. During this time, motorists and bicyclists will detour north on Cherry Avenue, west on 10th Street to Euclid Avenue.
Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to begin crack seal and fog seal work on various roadway segments throughout the City. The roadway improvements are associated with the voter-approved Prop 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program.
The replacement of an obsolete computer system will require a complete shutdown of all Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) services from 5 p.m. Friday, April 17, through Tuesday, April 21. This shutdown is a full interruption to all services provided at MVD offices, including authorized third party providers and online services.
The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has left thousands of people laid off, businesses shut down, and the demand for essential goods and food has skyrocketed. Some companies are recruiting essential employees to help them accommodate this increase in demand. There are also additional companies that are hiring amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Tugo Bike Share is offering a free monthly pass for those who need to travel on an urgent basis. The public can take unlimited 30-minute station-to-station trips for 30 days free of charge.