Friday, July 25, 2014

Official Streetcar Ribbon-Cutting and Launch (Video) on Congress St.

Posted By on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Following five district ribbon-cuttings along the Sun Link Modern Streetcar route, the Grand Opening celebration ended this morning at 10:00 a.m. on Congress Street and Fifth Avenue as a streetcar full of dignitaries was escorted by the Pride of Arizona Pep Band, Tucson Fire Department and the Tucson Police Department.

The event was emceed by Brent Davis, former City Council Member. Speakers included Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, acting Federal Transit Administration Deputy Administrator Dorval Carter, City Manager Richard Miranda, University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart, Arizona State Transportation Board Chair Steve Christy, Arizona Senator Steve Farley, and Former City of Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup.

The events proceed the beginning of a three-day, five-district celebration of the streetcar launch. The Downtown Tucson district's "Summer in the City" party will center around the 5th Ave and Congress St. intersection and begin around 5:00 p.m. at a pop-up beach in the empty MLK lot across from Hotel Congress.

Check back later today and through Sunday for more info on the streetcar celebrations this weekend on The Range.

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