Big Crowds Celebrate Streetcar's First Anniversary

More than 9,000 passengers hopped on board the Sun Link streetcar Saturday to celebrate the system's first anniversary. Tucson Medical Center, Tucson Electric Power, and Friends of the Tucson Streetcar sponsored free rides for the anniversary event, while KXCI continued its Sun Link Summer in the City Concert Series with award-winning vocalist Crystal Stark. Riders packed the streetcar to sing along with the former American Idol finalist and attended events along the route. In its first year of service Sun Link exceeded ridership expectations and won multiple awards, including the Metropolitan Pima Alliance's "MPA Project of the Decade" award.