Ward 5 News
THERE'S PLENTY OF PARKING ALONG THE NEARLY FOUR-MILE SUN LINK TUCSON STREETCAR CORRIDOR - Tucsonans are excited to ride the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar when passenger service begins Friday. Rides will be free for the first three days, and the City of Tucson expects many citizens to get on board. Even though you can expect some congestion along the route, there are plenty of places to park...about 11,000 spaces in all. Sun Link has a map of garages and surface lot parking along the route.
The Premier Development League Western Conference playoffs will be Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26, at Kino Sports Complex North Stadium.
FC Tucson clinched the PDL Mountain Division title and fourth place in regular PDL season play on July 12 with 34 overall points and 11 wins. It won its first-ever playoff match 2-1 on Saturday against the Los Angeles Misioneros, the Southwest Division’s second-place club.
The PDL consists of 64 teams across the country broken up into 10 divisions and four conferences (Eastern, Central, Southern and Western).
Sign up to be a Sun Link volunteer Grand Opening Weekend, July 25-27. Answer questions, hand out water, and help new riders use Sun Link. Select your shift now. Sign up now: http://www.sunlinkstreetcar.com/announcements/be-sun-link-volunteer
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.
MONSOON THUNDERSTORMS PROMPT MORE 9-1-1 CALLS THAN USUAL - The summer thunderstorm season can be a very dangerous time, and much of that danger results in hundreds of 9-1-1 calls from people needing help. Tucson News Now recently went behind the scenes to see what it's like at Tucson's 9-1-1 dispatch center at Park and Ajo.
Watch the video from Tucson News Now: http://bit.ly/1sxYrcw
HOW TO PARK IN THE STREETCAR ZONE - With Sun Link Tucson Streetcar service starting a week from tomorrow, July 25, it's important you park properly near the tracks. Adjacent parking requires you to have your vehicle completely in the marked white lines of the parking space.
SUN VAN INTRODUCES NEW VEHICLES TO FLEET
Smaller vehicles to improve system efficiency
TUCSON, Ariz. - The City of Tucson and Sun Van, the City’s award-winning paratransit service, are proud to introduce 42 new Sun Van vehicles, which includes minivans and sedans to improve system efficiency when full-sized Sun Van vehicles are not necessary.
HOW TO REPORT TRANSPORTATION CONCERNS AFTER STORM DAMAGE - Is there a tree in the road after a thunderstorm? Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? You can report these issues to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to email@example.com. You also can use the SeeClickFix website and app.
During my vacation, I had meetings with administration officials, congressional staff and consultants about immigration, postal reform and defense issues involving Tucson and Southern Arizona.
July 25 TAR event to kick off 6th annual Tucson Supplies Teachers
On July 25, the Tucson Association of REALTORS® (TAR) will present a special event to launch the 6th Annual Tucson Supplies Teachers Drive in partnership with Tucson Values Teachers (TVT). Because TVT can leverage cash donations at 2-to-1, the REALTORS® will focus on collecting cash donations instead of actual school supplies.
Supplier Expo Nogales 2014: September 5, 2014.
Euclid Avenue to Country Club Road
SIXTH STREET - FERRO AVENUE TO PARK AVENUE
On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will begin work to improve the roadway conditions on Sixth Street from Ferro Avenue (just west of Sixth Avenue) to Park Avenue. The pavement improvement project is part of the $100 million, five-year street bond program - Road Recovery. The Road Recovery program is funded by voter-approved bonds.
MPA NOW ACCEPTING COMMON GROUND AWARD NOMINATIONS!
MPA's Common Ground Awards recognizes community leaders, projects and events with successful collaboration for the overall benefit of the community. Whether it is land development, economic development or community development, it is pertinent for all parties to find common ground and the Board selected winners are bestowed their Common Ground Award at this annual banquet ceremony attended by hundreds. Complete nomination packages will be accepted from July 1, 2014 until August 1, 2014.