The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) has launched Tucson Norte-Sur: Investing in Resilient Communities + Transit, the equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD) plan for a north-south transit corridor. The Tucson Norte-Sur is a plan for EQUITY along a transit corridor connecting the Tucson Mall to downtown and the Tucson Airport (see map below).
It’s getting to be that time of year when coming out at night is a more attractive proposition than hanging out during the day. Here on the east side, we’ve had a wonderful option for over 30 years.
On Thursday, April 14, 2022, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to rewire the traffic signals at the Irvington Road and Benson Highway intersection.
Crews from VSS International, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are continuing the crack seal/ fog seal program on various roadway segments throughout the City. The roadway improvements are associated with the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program.
Julius Holt, who was the long-time leader of Tucson Youth Football and an American Youth Football Hall of Famer, passed away Monday morning.
I had some chats with him about how the city could work with TYF to make the program better for Tucson’s young athletes. His suggestions and help were a big part of the improvements we made to Jesse Owens Park, which have benefitted not only football players, but youth soccer as well.
Mayor and Council will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30 pm on a proposed amendment to the Unified Development Code which would affect commercial parking requirements. This proposed code change would:
On Sunday, April 10, 2022, beginning at 5 a.m., the following streets will close to vehicular travel for events taking place in and around downtown.
Sixth Avenue from 12th Street to 13th Street, next to Armory Park, will close for the Rio Nuevo GABA Spring Bike Swap. Additionally, 12th Street and 13th Street will close from Sixth Avenue to Arizona Avenue. These roadways are scheduled to reopen by approximately 3 p.m. on Sunday.
On Thursday, April 7, 2022, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to rewire the traffic signals at the Park Avenue and Fair Street intersection.
The City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), in partnership with Shift Transit, the longstanding Tugo Bike Share operating company, is excited to announce Free Ride Wednesdays during the month of April. Thanks to Tugo Bike Share’s partner, Tucson Electric Power (TEP), Tugo Bike Share riders will ride for free every Wednesday in the month of April. Riders can take out a bike at no cost, ride for as long as they wish, then return the bike to any station from 8am – 10pm on Wednesdays.
After talking about the accomplishments of the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team in the last newsletter, it was pointed out to me that I failed to mention the women’s team and their amazing season.
The following road closures will be in place for the Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair and Tucson Folk Festival which both take place Friday, April 1, 2022, through Sunday, April 3, 2022.
Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair – Beginning Thursday, March 31, 2022, at approximately noon, Fourth Avenue will close south of University Boulevard to Eighth Street, with the exception of Sixth Street, for the 52nd Annual Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair.
The City of Tucson seeks public comment and input related to its Fiscal Year 2023 HUD Annual Action Plan. The Annual Action Plan establishes policies and goals and serves as the City’s application for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department annual entitlement funding through the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Programs.
On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, crews from Next Generation Electrical, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM), are scheduled to convert the traffic signal heads to include flashing yellow arrows at the Broadway and Alvernon Way intersection.
Work will take place from about 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., the same day. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.