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Download App to Track Streetcar

To celebrate the first anniversary of Sun Link, streetcar rides will be free this Saturday. If you'd like to track the streetcar and you have a smartphone, you're in luck. The Tucson Streetcar Tracker, developed by Dallan Porter at the University of Arizona, is useful if you want to figure out how long it will take for the streetcar to show up at the stop where you're waiting. The app was developed using open data provided by Sun Link.

'Back to School Bash' Approaching

Tucson City Council Member Shirley Scott's Ward 4 office will hold its 15th annual "Back to School Bash and Pancake Breakfast" a week from this Saturday. There will be free school supplies for all children, including backpacks, paper, pens, pencils, etc. There also will be vendors and raffle prizes, such as tablets and bikes.

Bilingual Literacy Fair This Weekend

The 7th annual Bilingual Literacy Fair is this Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the El Pueblo Activity Center, 101 W. Irvington Road. There will be games and a train at the superhero-themed event, hosted by Ward 1 Council Member Regina Romero, the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson, and the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department. Attendees will receive free Spanish-language textbooks geared toward kindergarten through sixth grade and a backpack provided by Food City.
 

Ride Streetcar for Free This Saturday

There are many fare options available to ride the streetcar, but all you need to do is walk on this Saturday and enjoy free rides to celebrate Sun Link's first anniversary. If you haven't taken a ride on the streetcar yet and you enjoy it on Saturday, there are a some things to keep in mind after the free day. Cash is not accepted on the car, but you can use it at machines at the stops to buy a $4 one-day pass.

Tucson's Birthday Stamp Design Contest Underway

Have fun celebrating Tucson's 240th birthday on Aug. 20 by having your children design a postage stamp. There are three age categories in the contest. Winning designs will be featured on the Postal History Foundation website and local media. One design will be used to print custom stamps that are legal for postage. Three of the winning designs will be chosen as cachets to be printed on envelopes to commemorate Tucson’s birthday. Winners of each age group will be given several prizes, along with ribbons and certificates.

Road Recovery Underway on Country Club

Improvements to Country Club Road from Speedway Boulevard to Aviation Parkway began this morning with the lowering of utility covers. On Friday, July 24, crews from Sunland Asphalt will begin milling (removing asphalt) and repaving Country Club Road. Crews will work from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with improvements scheduled to be completed in early August. At least one lane of travel in each direction will be maintained during the work.

Tour Public Art During Sun Link Streetcar Free Ride Day

Sun Link will celebrate its first anniversary with free rides this Saturday, making it a perfect time to tour the public art that adorns the 22 stops. Eight artists designed the artwork for ten streetcar stops and the Sun Link Operations and Maintenance Facility. Another artist designed the art on the Luis G. Gutierrez Bridge. Each piece represents the artist's overall interpretation of "flow" - such as the flow of time, history, words, ideas, etc.

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