Now that the weather is hot, Reid Park Zoo will be operating under summer hours, opening and closing one hour earlier. The new hours are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The summer schedule runs through the end of September.
The City of Tucson is seeking public comments on possible increases to transit fares and route changes. Due to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements, Title VI policies must be reviewed every three years, and transit service changes are proposed to reduce the City of Tucson’s General Fund contribution to transit.
The City of Tucson last week received the 2016 Timothy M. Ahrens Partnering Award from the Pima Association of Governments (PAG) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). The City won the award for the $20.6 million 22nd Street and Kino Parkway intersection/overpass project, a component of the RTA-funded 22nd Street corridor improvement project between Interstate 10 and Tucson Boulevard.
- Proposed fare increase (two options)
- City of Tucson Title VI policies, which include Fare Change, Major Service Change, Disproportionate Burden, and Disparate Impact.
- Service changes to Sun Tran Routes 9, 20 and 27.
- Out-of-area fee for Optional Sun Van American with Disabilities (ADA) and Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride service.
Several events are planned for Monday to commemorate Memorial Day. The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System will hold a ceremony starting at 10 a.m. in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium (Building 4), 3601 S. 6th Ave.
Guest speakers include Arizona's U.S. Reps. Raúl Grijalva and Martha McSally.
Veterans, Tucson VA staff, and the public are invited to attend the ceremony.
All City of Tucson offices will be closed Monday for Memorial Day, except for emergency services. Residential and commercial trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, so all customers will have their collections delayed by one day next week. The Los Reales Landfill also will be closed.
The City of Tucson Economic Initiatives office will showcase the eight murals painted as part of the City of Tucson Mural Program. The event will be held Tuesday, May 31 at 8 a.m., in the parking lot across the street from Benjamin Supply Co., 440 N. 7th Ave.
Speakers include Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Michael Schwartz from the Tucson Arts Brigade, and other participants in the program.
The biggest running event in Tucson happens tomorrow night. The 10th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run/Walk begins at 7 o'clock in front of Children's Museum Tucson, 200 South Sixth Ave. The race, the first leg of the popular Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, has raised more than $130,000 for local charities.
This year also marks the inaugural Friday Night Festival of Miles and free FitKidz Mile for kids 12 and under.
Under the direction of Maestro László Veres, the Tucson Pops Orchestra celebrates its 62nd year of performing free concerts in the park. The public is invited to enjoy "Music Under the Stars" at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park this Sunday at 7 p.m. This weekend's performance features the music of John Philip Sousa.
The City of Tucson General Services Department recently celebrated the completion and opening of new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) facilities at the Thomas O. Price Service Center at Park Avenue and Ajo Way. The CNG plant and fueling facilities will serve the Environmental Services department, the City's Fleet Services, and Sun Tran.
The City of Tucson will offer information about low-income assistance programs to help those who qualify save money on utility bills, transit, and more.
Tucson Water, Tucson Electric Power, Southwest Gas, and others will be on hand Saturday, June 4 at the Barrio Anita Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Oury Recreation Center, 600 W. St Marys Road.
To register for the event, please contact the Ward 1 Office, (520) 791-4040 or email@example.com.
The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department invites you to cool off at the Catalina Park splash pad at 900 N. Fourth Ave. or the Marty Birdman Center/Balboa Heights Park splash pad, 2536 N. Castro Ave. Both splash pads have manual activation systems to allow residents to turn on the water features as desired, and they also have playgrounds.
The splash pads are operational through the end of October, 7 a.m. until dusk.
City pools will be open from June 1-Aug. 3.
Enjoy Reid Park Zoo and cooler evening temperatures at a themed night featuring different zookeeper chats, animal encounters, live music, family friendly activities, special dining options, and gift shop discounts. Events take place every Friday, 6-8 p.m., through July 8.
Tomorrow's theme is Hooray for Underdogs: Meet the Zoo’s Lesser Known Animals.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online.