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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.

Proposed New Building Downtown Would Be 20 Stories of Mixed Use

A developer from Kansas City, Missouri wants to build a 20-story tower on East Broadway, between Scott and Sixth avenues. The 250,000-square-foot tower would be Tucson's second-tallest building. The structure, across from Tucson Electric Power, could be as high as 300 feet.

The Rio Nuevo taxing district this week signed off on entering into formal discussions with JE Dunn Construction for the development, which could open by 2020.

Tucson Police Department Receives Bulletproof Vests

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is in the process of receiving more than 1,000 new bulletproof vests as part of the voter-approved half-cent sales tax, Proposition 101, now known as Tucson Delivers.

In the Tucson 12 video below, learn how a vest saved one detective's life. You can also see the process of how officers get fitted for the vests to properly protect them while on duty.

Traffic Signal Work to Affect Motorists This Weekend at Golf Links and Houghton

The traffic signal pole at Golf Links and Houghton roads will be replaced this Saturday, Jan. 27. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tucson Police officers will direct traffic through the intersection while the contractor for the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) performs the work. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are asked to use caution when traveling in the area to help ensure the safety of work crews. 

Read TDOT news release.

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