The Tucson Streetcar System
Makes Getting Around The Downtown Area A Breeze
Today’s modern Tucson Streetcar system is making getting around downtown Tucson a breeze.
But streetcars in Tucson go back to 1904. A time when streetcars moved by mules and horses.
The mules and horses retired 2 years later as electric streetcars enter service.The electric streetcars operated from 1906 until December 31, 1930.
In January 1931, City buses replaced the Tucson streetcars.
Bringing Back The Tucson Streetcar
In 1993, the Tucson Heritage Trolley line began operation. The trolleys traveled on abandon track along University Avenue.
The route expanded with new track along 8th Avenue and 4th Avenue.
In 2006, a Regional Transportation plan created funding for a new streetcar system. Construction began in 2010. Four years and $200 million for construction, the new Tucson streetcar entered service.
Tickets are required to ride on the Tucson streetcars. No money can be used on the streetcar. Tickets will need to purchased before boarding a Tucson streetcar.
When you are ready to ride, look for one of the ticket vending machines at each stop. Also, this new modern technology comes new rules for the cyclist, pedestrian, and motorist.
The safety rules and things to review to be up-to-date are available on a short youtube video.
North 4th Avenue Stops
North 4th Avenue, know for its Tucson nightlife, is pulling out all of the stops in order to celebrate the streetcar operations.
Streetcars provide a means to get from downtown to the Mercado district west of Interstate 10.
The Mercado San Agustin Stop
The Mercado San Agustín will be another spot for excitement on Friday. The charming courtyard of the Mercado is encircled by a variety of local eateries and shops are all ready to celebrate the Tucson streetcar launch. This is also the point where Tucson streetcars loop back toward downtown.
For the University of Arizona campus Tucson streetcar celebration is designed to acquaint people with the many reasons why the UA is such an exciting academic hub.
To introduce people to the Tucson streetcar launch, the first three days of service will be free to the public. From Friday July 25 through Sunday July 27th. After that a typical day passes for travel on the streetcar system will cost $4.00
The map of the Tucson Streetcar Route shows the City of Tucson areas to be served and Tucson streetcar stops
The overall Tucson development effort is adding brewpubs, the exciting downtown Tucson restaurants and trendy student-housing. And there’s more of everything coming to downtown Tucson and these projects are critical to future prosperity.
AC Hotel by Marriott selected downtown Tucson for a brand new concept hotel. It will be an 8-story, 150-room hotel at 5th Ave. and Broadway. This brand is big in Europe and provides a very distinctive and modern style.
The Rio Nuevo District and City have been working on this public-private partnership (P3) project for a prolonged time period. Financed by private money at a cost of $32 million, the P3 hotel got its final OK this month.
The hotel is adjacent to the first downtown grocery store in many years (11 S. 6th Ave.) and slated to open up in December. The Johnny Gibson’s Market, leased by previous and current owners of Rincon Market, is to share a common area with the new hotel.
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