Sun Link Streetcar News Conference to Recognize Federal Partners

On Monday, July 21, 2014 the City of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority will hold a news conference to formally recognize the efforts made by the city’s federal partners in making the Sun Link Streetcar a reality. The news conference will be hosted by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the federal representatives scheduled to attend are Representative Raúl M. Grijalva, Representative Ron Barber and Representative Earl Blumenauer.

The news conference will begin at 9 a.m. at the Sun Link Operations and Maintenance Facility at 290 E. 8th Street.

Immediately following the news conference, the group will board a Sun Link streetcar and travel to the Avenida del Convento/Congress Street streetcar stop for a formal plaque dedication to honor Representative Grijalva.

The media is invited to attend the news conference and board the streetcar to the dedication. Following the dedication, media will be able to board the streetcar and take a tour of the entire 3.9-mile long streetcar route.

For more information on the Sun Link streetcar, visit