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.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments (13)

Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-13 of 13

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Guided Tea Tasting

Guided Tea Tasting @ Seven Cups

Fridays, 3-3:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Spring Collection

From Puccini to Prince, the grand finale for the UA Dance season, Spring Collection, offers an eclectic… More

@ UA Stevie Eller Dance Theatre Fri., April 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., April 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sun., April 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Wed., April 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Fri., April 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., April 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sun., April 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 1737 E. University Blvd.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Libraries Trump Hate (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Ed Shorts (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Casa Video Top 10 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Cinema Clips: The Void (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. The Weekly List: 15 Things To Do in Tucson in the Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation