The Sun Rideshare Rewards Program continues this month, offering the chance to win prizes for motorists who decide to use alternative modes of transportation (carpool, public transit, bikes, walking, etc.) once in a while. Prize drawings include gift cards and other items. Learn more and register for the program online.
Sunday at 10 p.m. is the deadline for Tucsonans and the rest of the country to purchase health insurance and avoid hundreds of dollars in fines from the IRS.
The Marketplace, created by the Affordable Care Act, sells private insurance to individuals and families who aren't insured through their employers or a government program.
Money from the voter-approved, $100 million, five-year Road Recovery street bond program in 2012 already has improved more than 131 miles of roadway, and work continues to improve additional streets.
The bond money pays for repaving, while the bigger widening projects are funded by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), a 20-year program approved by voters in 2006.
Monday is the last day to vote for the four current and retired firefighters from the Tucson Fire Department (TFD) who hope to compete against other firefighters across the country for an opportunity to perform at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis during the Fire Department Instructor Conference in April.
Known as The Turnouts, the TFD band is encouraging people to watch its video (below) and cast a vote online.
For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Tucson is providing a free shuttle service for visitors to the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase. The GemRide shuttle system connects 41 shows from 33 stops on four connected routes. GemRide service runs daily, Jan. 30-Feb. 14, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (limited service this Friday only). Service times vary depending on shuttle route.
If you're visiting Tucson for the gem show, the Sun Link streetcar is a good way to get around downtown, and there are many fare options available to ride the streetcar. Cash is not accepted on the car, but you can use it at machines at the stops to buy a $4 one-day pass. In addition, you can buy SunGO passes online and at regular Sun Tran merchants or use the Go Tucson app to pay your fare.
A plank bridge along the Aviation Bikeway has been repaired with new bridge decking. For several years, bicyclists have advocated for improvements to the wooden bridge near Freedom Park.
Thanks to bridge-specific funding from the Regional Transportation Authority, bicyclists and pedestrians using this popular route will have smoother trips. The Aviation Bikeway is a paved, off-road bike path that runs from Ironhorse Park to the intersection of Escalante and Kolb Roads.
The musical group The Temptations focused on social change, politics, and love. Lead singer Dennis Edwards will discuss the group's music during the Sunday Evening Forum this weekend at the Fox Tucson Theatre. The free forum starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are required and can be picked up starting at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Box Office.