FTA announces Human Trafficking and Public Safety Initiative recipients
The City of Tucson (COT) and Sun Tran were awarded $221,100 from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative. The grant will allow funding for the COT and Sun Tran to implement solutions to reduce human trafficking, protect transit operators from the risk of assault, and reduce crime on public transit vehicles.
The commission that oversees the parks bond program made an important decision on Monday night for those of you that play either tennis or pickleball.
First, I want to give you a bit of background. In 2018, you and your neighbors passed Proposition 407, which authorized the sale of $225 million of bonds to fund parks and trail projects throughout the city. $5.5 million of that is set to be spent at Ft. Lowell, while $13.9 million will be spent at Udall Park.
Cell 4A, a new waste disposal area, is now open at the Los Reales Landfill, 5300 E. Los Reales Road. Construction of Cell 4A began in March 2019 at a cost of $3.2 million. It is expected to last five-to-six years and will hold approximately 3.35 million tons of waste. It covers an area of 12 acres.
The City of Tucson and Sun Tran were awarded $221,100 from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative. The City was one of 24 organizations in the United States to receive FTA grant funding.
Safely dispose of paints, chemicals, oils, pesticides, and certain other items that are sitting unused in your shed or garage. The City of Tucson Eastside Service Center, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd., is open Saturday, Feb. 1, 8 a.m.-noon, for household hazardous waste collection. Drop-off is free for city residents.
Please do not bring medical waste, dried paint, ammunition, explosives, or CRT monitors. Vehicles should enter north from Prudence Road.
Test your athletic skills this weekend and have fun in the park. The Punt, Pass, and Kick Contest will be held tomorrow, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-noon, at Jacinto Park, 2600 N. 15th Ave.
Walmart gift cards will be distributed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each age group. The three age groups are elementary school, middle school, and high school. There'll be free food from Taqueria Juanitos, face painting, and other activities.
CITY OF TUCSON PROVIDES FREE GEMRIDE SHUTTLES CONNECTING GEM SHOW VENDORS AND VISITORS WITH GEM SHOWS AND PARKING
The City of Tucson Transportation Department is launching a long-range transportation master plan called Move Tucson: Delivering Mobility Choices. Move Tucson is the first step in creating a transportation system that works for all Tucsonans now and into the future.
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero last week wrapped up her first U.S. Conference of Mayors gathering in Washington, D.C. The event was an opportunity for mayors to meet, exchange ideas, and discuss policy solutions on a variety of issues. Mayor Romero also met with federal agencies to advocate for federal investment in Tucson.
More than 150 lifeguards and swimming instructors will be hired by the City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation department to promote water safety and enforce regulations at City swimming pools. These positions are non-permanent and there are no benefits.
A job fair to learn about current transit career opportunities in Tucson will be hosted by Sun Tran on Saturday, Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at its administrative office at 3920 N. Sun Tran Blvd. Sun Tran is hiring drivers, mechanics, a payroll technician, and a senior accounting analyst.
Job seekers should bring their identification and resume. Sun Tran operates 40 fixed routes in the Tucson metropolitan area. For more information, call (520) 206-8818.
Pre-Construction Field Activities
Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, continue pre-construction field activities as they prepare for roadway construction. The traveling public will see equipment, work crews and short-term traffic control during this investigative phase of work which includes; surface, subsurface, geotechnical, environmental and survey verifications. The traveling public should anticipate the following traffic closures: