Festivities Greet Weekend Opening of Tucson Sun Link Streetcar

$87.7 million in voter-approved funding, a $63 million TIGER grant, a $6 million New Starts grant, and $35.6 million in other regional and local funding built the Sun Link streetcar. A whole weekend of festivities will welcome its opening.

"Stretching from the University of Arizona, down 4th Avenue and through Downtown to the Mercado District on the West Side, restaurants, clubs and businesses along the line of the new Sun Link streetcar will mark the opening of the route with a weekend of dozens of events, from the family-friendly to more adult pursuits," reports Marie Coxon-Smith.

"After the grand opening, Tucson's fleet of streetcars will be 'on the line, circulating, and carrying passengers' for free — all weekend long."

According to the Sun Link website, the 4-mile line will join business districts and entertainment areas like the Mercado District, the University of Arizona, Main Gate Square, the Fourth Avenue Business District, and Downtown Tucson.

Full Story: Sun Link opening: Local businesses all aboard with streetcar events


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