Sun Link will celebrate its first anniversary tomorrow with free rides all day, sponsored by Friends of the Tucson Streetcar, Tucson Medical Center and Tucson Electric Power. The KXCI Presents: Sun Link Summer in the City Concert Series also will hold a special concert. Award-winning vocalist Crystal Stark will perform on a streetcar at 7 p.m., starting at the stop on Avenida del Convento and Congress (across from Mercado San Agustin). In addition, merchants along the route are planning events and specials to celebrate the anniversary.
Sun Link opened to the public on July 25, 2014 and had an estimated 17,000 riders during its opening day and a total of 60,000 passengers over the first three days of service. Sun Link celebrated its millionth passenger boarding on May 21, 2015, ahead of projected ridership numbers. Since the launch of the streetcar, approximately 1.1 million passengers have enjoyed the ride.