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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While only two of the eight cars that will be used to ferry passengers every 10 minutes have arrived, and operations will not start until next year, Tucson business leaders say the streetcar has already revived the center of this sprawling, artsy city. Nationwide, light rail (including streetcars) is by far the fastest-growing mode of transit, carrying 2.5 times as many passengers as in 1990. Read more»