Newsnet - 2/9/15

CITY REVS UP ROAD REPAIRS UNDER BOND PROGRAM - The City of Tucson plans to start work this month on several projects related to the $100 million Road Recovery bond project. The voter-approved road work includes milling and paving operations, with the first of the projects being the upgrade of Stone Avenue, from Grant to Fort Lowell roads. That project begins the final week of February, with the work being performed Sunday through Thursday, 6 p.m.-7 a.m. Other road work will follow in March, and several more bond-funded projects will occur in the spring.
From the Arizona Daily Star: http://tucson.com/business/city-road-bond-projects-shift-into-high-gear/article_d9c7ef81-e5ac-58c3-bf02-a7c3f244627c.html
Road Recovery Bond Program: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/street-bonds
Bond Oversight Commission Annual Report: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/media-releases/BOC_Report_3-1-14_Final.pdf
 
RESIDENTS SCORING BIG DEALS ON CITY SURPLUS PROPERTY (VIDEO) - From jewelry to vehicles, the City of Tucson’s online auction is open for bids. Tucson 12 recently went behind the scenes of the City's Public Surplus auction, discovering a wide variety of items you can grab for a bargain.
Tucson 12 video: https://vimeopro.com/cityoftucson/tv/video/119130713
View the items listed for bid: http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/tucsonaz.gov,az/list/current?orgid=14417
Learn more about Tucson's Public Surplus auctions: http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/tucsonaz.gov,az/browse/home?tm=m
 
CITIZENS INVITED TO TAKE PART IN TRANSPORTATION ACADEMY - The Pima Association of Governments (PAG) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) are hosting a Citizens Transportation Academy to give residents a chance to learn how to get involved in transportation planning efforts. There will be three 90-minute programs, beginning March 31, which will be held at the Pima Association of Governments Building at Broadway and Stone. PAG and the RTA say they are looking for people who haven't had the chance to get involved in a community process related to transportation. The deadline to apply for the academy is March 1. Follow the links below for more information.
From Tucson News Now: http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/28059352/pag-rta-to-host-citizens-transportation-academy
Application/academy information from PAG: http://www.pagnet.org/documents/PAGRTACitizensTransportationAcademyApplicationForm.pdf
RTA: http://rtamobility.com/
 
DOWNTOWN INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS TO CAUSE TEMPORARY TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS - The backfilling of open trenches on travel lanes at the Sixth Avenue and Toole Avenue intersection will require travel lane restrictions at various parts of the intersection tonight and tomorrow night. Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will work from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. The overall project includes adding new traffic signals, sidewalks, and ADA accessible ramps at the intersections of Sixth Avenue and Toole Avenue, and Sixth Avenue and Pennington Street. It also includes new pavement, striping, and signage along Sixth Avenue, from Toole Avenue to Broadway Boulevard. The work is being funded by the Federal Transit Administration.
Read more from TDOT: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/tdot/news/sixth-avenue-and-toole-avenue-intersection-travel-restrictions-0
 
ENJOY FOOD TRUCKS DOWNTOWN TOMORROW - If you work or have business in Downtown Tucson tomorrow, you'll have additional choice for lunch. Food trucks will be lined up at Veinte De Agosto Park (Church Avenue, between Congress Street and Broadway Boulevard) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Five food trucks will be raising money for 51homes, a nonprofit dedicated to providing housing units for Tucson's homeless veterans.
Food Truck Rally: http://www.foodtruckrallytucson.com/
51homes: https://www.facebook.com/51homes