To encourage a positive experience for passengers and operators, Sun Tran developed a bus riding etiquette campaign, called Ride with Respect. In the related video series “That’s How We Roll," local children's entertainer Mr. Nature covers riding-etiquette topics like moving over for seniors and disabled people, keeping the aisle clear, speaking at a low volume, using headphones, not drinking or eating on the bus, and being respectful to drivers and other passengers.
Tucson Water offers a high-efficiency clothes washer rebate program to its residential customers to make the purchase more affordable. Upgrading to a high-efficiency washer can save thousands of gallons of water and hundreds of kilowatt hours of energy per year over regular models.
The City of Tucson is accepting applications for police officer recruit, through March 16. Applicants must complete their profile with the City of Tucson and submit a completed Preliminary Applicant Questionnaire. Written examinations and physical fitness assessments will be held at the City's Public Safety Academy, 10001 S. Wilmot Road.
The City of Tucson Transportation Department Streets Maintenance Division is initiating Operation Freeze today, Feb. 3, in preparation of freezing temperatures expected the next several nights. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over.
Reid Park Zoo over the weekend announced the death of Baheem, an 18-year-old Malayan tiger. He started to develop conditions such as arthritis and chronic kidney disease over the last few years, and in recent months he had developed pancreatic insufficiency and chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
The City of Tucson is hiring street maintenance workers for its Transportation Department. The street maintenance worker I position will maintain and repair streets, alleyways, sidewalks, shoulders, curbs, drainage ways and rights of way. The street maintenance worker II position will work with the Department of Corrections Inmate Program and operate specialized equipment in drainageways and along roadways.
TUCSON TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT SPRAYING BRIDGE DECKS - OPERATION FREEZE
Beginning at approximately 4 p.m. today, crews from the City of Tucson Transportation Department Streets Maintenance Division will initiate Operation Freeze in preparation of freezing temperatures forecasted for the next several nights. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over.
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.