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City Seeks Additional Input on Proposed Changes to Transit Services and Fees

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.

Tucson Intersection/Overpass Project Wins Award

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.

Many Memorial Day Services Scheduled for Monday

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.

Service Changes Due to Monday Holiday

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.

Meanwhile, Sun Tran buses and the Sun Link streetcar will operate on a Sunday schedule on Memorial Day.

Event to Showcase Downtown Murals

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.

Annual Downtown Run This Weekend

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.

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