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Modern Streetcar contractor chosen

RTA to hold open houses with information about project

Old Pueblo Trackworks has been chosen to head the construction for the Modern Streetcar, the city announced Wednesday.

The public can learn more about the project at three pre-construction open houses to be held Tuesday through Thursday.

The presentations will give the community a chance to meet the project team, learn about the construction process and the benefits of Tucson Modern Streetcar, said City spokeswoman Nicole Ewing-Gavin.

“These open houses are a great way to provide the community with construction information so they understand how it may impact their day to day schedule,” said Jesse Gutierrez, construction manager for the Modern Streetcar Project.

Each open house will be two hours and will include a 15-minute presentation and information about the work schedule, traffic control, utility upgrades, business access and parking information, said Ewing-Gavin.

The $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Authority project is be ongoing through 2026.  As the construction process begins, the Tucson Modern Streetcar team plans to keep the public informed with current updates, the RTA said.

Updates can be viewed through Facebook and Twitter during the construction process.  For more information, visit www.tucsonstreetcar.com.

Details about the full streetcar plan are available at www.RTAmobility.com.  For more information about the open houses, visit Tucson Modern Streetcar's webite.

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If you go

Tuesday

  • Arizona Historical Society Auditorium, 949 E. Second St., 9:30-11:30 a.m. Parking in Main Gate Garage

Wednesday

  • Tucson High School cafeteria, 400 N. Second Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Parking in Tucson High lot

Thursday, March 8

  • Fire Central, 300 S. Fire Central Pl., 2-4 p.m. Parking in TCC lot B, access off of Granada