NewsNet 05-07-15

NEW SUNGO SALES OUTLETS ALONG STREETCAR LINE - Sun Tran and the City of Tucson’s Department of Transportation are adding additional sales locations, providing more options to transit passengers. SunGO is the smart card fare payment system used throughout the region on the Sun Link streetcar, Sun Tran, Sun Express, Sun Shuttle. The new sales outlets include Antigone Books, Arizona Riverpark Inn, Maynards Market & Kitchen, and Sky Bar & Cafe. Passengers wishing to pay by the ride can purchase a SunGO Card and load cash value onto the card at all SunGO sales outlets. Riders can also purchase the SunGO 1-Day Ticket or 30-Day Ticket for unlimited rides for their given time periods. Read the news release.

PIMA COUNTY RECORDER'S OFFICE MOVING NEXT WEEK - After several decades at the Old Pima County Courthouse, the Pima County Recorder's Office is moving. Monday will be the first day at the new County Public Service Center at 240 N. Stone Ave. There will be no interruption of service for customers of the downtown location, including voter registration for the upcoming elections. Read the news release.

TUCSON GETS ANOTHER BIKE ACCOLADE - Tucson tops Portland and other major U.S. cities when it comes to the number of people using utilitarian cargo bikes. The website surveyed a selection of the country's best bicycling cities to see which is best for everyday biking. The website even refers to Tucson as "the longstanding biking capital of the American Southwest."

COMMEMORATIVE TREE DEDICATION TOMORROW - In cooperation with the City of Tucson and Pima County, Tucson Clean & Beautiful will dedicate commemorative trees tomorrow along the Pantano River Park. Each tree to be dedicated has been purchased by Tucson area residents to honor friends and family. The dedication ceremony will include a reading of the names for whom trees have been dedicated, and names inscribed at the nearby Children’s Memorial Garden. At the conclusion of the ceremony, attendees are invited for a brief walking tour of the newly-dedicated trees. The ceremony begins tomorrow 10 a.m. at Pantano River - Garden of the Masks, 2500 S. Pantano Pkwy. Read the news release.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: PAID GIS INTERN - The City of Tucson Environmental Services Department is seeking a technological intern to conduct entry level Geographic Information System (GIS) work. The primary goal of the position will be to enter and maintain GIS data necessary for the development of refuse, recycling, and brush and bulky routes. To learn more about the job and the pay rate, please follow the link below. To apply, you must email a letter of interest and resume to Your resume should include specific classes, programs, and credits you have completed in the disciplines indicated in the minimum qualifications. Read the job description.