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All Souls: A walk to remember the departed

Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on downtown Tucson dressed in costumes and sugar skull make-up on Sunday for the 25th annual All Souls Procession.... Read more»

All Souls train: Streetcar to run late for Day of the Dead procession

The Sun Link streetcar system will run later into the night for the All Souls Procession this weekend, with cars moving until 11 p.m. On New Year's Eve, the streetcar will run until 2 a.m., city officials said.... Read more»1

Blaze at abandoned 4th Ave building

A fire just after midnight burned through an abandoned building just off 4th Avenue, with 21 Tucson firefighters quelling a blaze in a 9th Street structure.... Read more»

Toole Ave. to run one-way for half-block Downtown

City crews will restripe markings on Toole Avenue on Friday, turning a half-block stretch of the Downtown roadway into a one-way street, just west of the 4th Avenue underpass. The southbound lane of the underpass will again be closed over the weekend.... Read more»3

4th Ave underpass to partly close — again

City officials will repeat this week the closure of the southbound lanes of the 4th Avenue underpass in an effort to ease gridlock in Tucson's entertainment district. Traffic will be blocked from heading south through the underpass into Downtown on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.... Read more»1

4th Ave underpass to again partly close for weekend

Calling last weekend's move to close the southbound lane of the 4th Avenue underpass a success in easing gridlock, city officials will repeat the move this week. Traffic will be blocked from heading south through the underpass into Downtown on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.... Read more»2

Flood of UA students prompts closure of 4th Ave underpass

Anticipating a weekend crowd as students return to the University of Arizona, city officials will close the 4th Avenue underpass to southbound vehicles nightly from Thursday through Sunday this week.... Read more»1

Bus drivers approve contract, service to continue Friday

Update: Tucson's bus drivers voted to approve a one-year contract on Thursday, averting a strike as a contract extension was to expire at midnight. Buses will continue to run on a normal schedule Friday as management and Teamsters reached a $1 million deal.... Read more»2

City vague on details of streetcar ridership

In the first week of paid ridership, Tucsonans took 28,000 trips aboard the new streetcar system. While disclosing that the streetcar had an average of 3,900 riding daily, city officials were reluctant to discuss how many of those riders were paying members of the general public. The figures released are based on counting every time someone steps on or off a streetcar, including drivers, Sun Link staff and police.... Read more»4

Bus drivers to vote on strike-averting contract

On the final day of a contract extension, Tucson's bus drivers and Sun Tran management reached a tentative deal. Buses will continue to run Thursday under a new extension to provide union members time to vote on the proposed new contract.... Read more»

Sun Tran workers reject contract; Strike possible Thursday

Update: A "firm and final offer" by the management company that operates Tucson's Sun Tran bus system was rejected this weekend by unionized bus drivers. An extension of the current contract runs out Wednesday night, and a strike is possible after that. Negotiations will continue Wednesday, Sun Tran officials said.... Read more»

Humming along: Streetcar ridership besting projections

In the first week of paid ridership, Tucsonans took 28,000 trips aboard the new Sun Link streetcar system. With an average of more than 3,900 riding daily, the system's early ridership is more than the projection of 3,600. Officials said they expect ridership to increase as UA students return.... Read more»4

Metro Week: Campaign money flows to Tucson TV

On AZPM's Metro Week, Sentinel Editor Dylan Smith joined a roundtable discussion of the top stories of the week, including campaign fundraising, the GOP gubernatorial primary debate, the Sun Link streetcar's first week of operations, and a sales tax proposal made by County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.... Read more»

Streetcar ridership on track: 13k over 4 days

In the first four days of paid ridership, nearly 13,000 Tucsonans jumped aboard the new Sun Link streetcar system. Last weekend, some 60,000 took advantage of three days of free rides on the four-mile route. Officials said the fares were just less than projections, but cautioned that ridership should be judged over time.... Read more»14

Free ride: 60k hop on Sun Link in first days of streetcar ops

The offer of a free ride was taken up by about 60,000 Tucsonans over the first three days of streetcar operations, as the opening of the Sun Link streetcar led to long lines of potential passengers waiting to board.... Read more»1

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