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.
Employees at Tucson City Golf work for OB Sports, which manages the courses under contract with the City of Tucson.
The City of Tucson is hosting the last of three public meetings this month to allow the community and business leaders to discuss a proposal to require all businesses in city limits to offer sick time to their employees.
The Earned Sick and Safe Time meeting runs tomorrow from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Ward 2 Council Office, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd.
Download the Official Tucson Gem Show Guide app for iOS and Android. The new app has everything you need to know about all 45 shows, Jan. 30-Feb 14. You can find expanded show listings, dining options, shuttle, parking and streetcar information, and maps to help maximize your experience.
Tucson’s Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase is the world's largest event of its kind.
The City of Tucson, in partnership with the Pima Association of Governments (PAG), is conducting a survey of passengers on all Sun Tran, Sun Express, Sun Shuttle, and Sun Link routes in the region. The survey, which began this month and lasts until March, will help guide transit planning. Interviewers with tablet computers will ask randomly-selected passengers about how they use transit.
ZoomTucson is an interactive mapping site that allows citizens to find government information and services, such as political representatives, trash and recycling collection schedules, zoning, and school boundaries. ZoomTucson's clean and simple map interface allows users to search by an address or click on a location to display a wealth of information. It's also good for people interested in moving to Tucson.