Members of the Australian Capital Territory Delegation visited Tucson yesterday to learn about the Sun Link streetcar. They're planning on building a streetcar route in the city of Canberra and wanted to gather information from Tucson officials, ride the streetcar, and learn about the economic development Sun Link spurred since it debuted in July 2014.
Members of the delegation said they chose to stop in Tucson because of the similarities between Tucson and Canberra. While other city leaders have come to Tucson to learn about Sun Link, this is the furthest any group has traveled.
More than a million people rode the streetcar last year, while an average 3,600 passengers board each week.