Parking Meters Help Homeless (Video 6/14/17)

Specially marked parking meters are allowing people to use change or swipe a debit or credit card to donate to homeless assistance programs. The parking meters are a product of the Tucson Homeless Work Group, led by Ward 5 Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres, and are operated by the Tucson Change Movement. The volunteer committee helps fund initiatives and programs aimed at helping end homelessness in Tucson. This video from Tucson 12 show how the program works.

Clean Alleys Make Safe Alleys (Video 8/14/17)

Every day, we enjoy the comfort of knowing our utilities, our modes of communication, and our ability to call 911 will be available when we need them. Clean alleys ensure a swift emergency response when needed. This is where utility companies need your help. Residents are responsible for cleaning and maintaining the alleys behind their homes, from the fence to the middle of the alley, and adjacent sidewalks to the edge of the pavement.

In the Tucson 12 videos below (in English and in Spanish), homeowners get a quick guide on the importance of maintaining their alleys.

Bike Share Comes to Tucson (Video 10/27/17)

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild announced in October that a new transit program was coming to Tucson in November.

The Tugo Bike Share program has 330 bikes in and around downtown and the University of Arizona. The daily rate is $8 for unlimited rides during the day, but the bikes need to be docked every 30 minutes at one of 36 stations to avoid additional fees.

Tugo kiosks accept major credit cards, and users are able to buy daily, monthly, and yearly passes. A cash option also is available through pay stations at participating retailers. The Cyclefinder app also can be used for payment, maps, and other information. Watch the Tucson 12 video to learn more about Tugo.

Tucson Firefighters Get New Safety Gear Thanks to Half-Cent Sales Tax (Video 11/6/17)

The Tucson Fire Department recently received 98 sets of turnout gear as part of the public safety improvements through Proposition 101, now known as Tucson Delivers. Watch the Tucson 12 video to see firefighters thank taxpayers for their support, and learn more about how your tax dollars are being spent.

NewsNet - 2017 in Review (Part 1 - City Awards)

With only about two weeks left in 2017, NewsNet this week will take a look back at some of the accomplishments and fun things that happened in the City of Tucson this year. Today, we have a special edition that focuses on some of the national recognition the City received in 2017 (with the original story date added), and that represents only a small portion of good news this year. We hope you enjoy these stories once again.

Streetcar to Become Pueblo Express This Weekend

The Sun Link streetcar will transform into The Pueblo Express to Santa, a festive and fun ride to see Santa at the Holiday Boulevard Bash at Main Gate Square. The Pueblo Express will leave Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Mercado stop at Congress and Avenida Del Convento. Passengers can enjoy caroling with friends, family, and merry elves as they make their way to Main Gate Square for festive activities, including marshmallow roasting, holiday crafts, and pictures with Santa.