Grant Hawman ditched his pancakes and ran outside of the B Line cafe to snap a picture of the modern streetcar with his BlackBerry.
Fans of the modern streetcar project might get a chance to see it humming along the electrified tracks today.
Fans of the Modern Streetcar project might get a chance to see it humming along the electrified tracks tomorrow, as Sun Link starts daytime testing.
As a member of the Citizens for Accountability for Regional Transportation, or CART Committee, I am one of 32 volunteers whose job it is to “ascertain that the Regional Transportation Authority plan is implemented as presented to the voters of Pima County on May 16, 2006.”
Starting later tonight, city crews will be dragging the modern streetcar along part of its 3.9-mile route.
A big name in Tucson politics will make a rare public appearance on Friday, allowing locals to get up close and personal.
Let’s celebrate the arrival of the Tucson streetcar.
The first of eight new streetcars will arrive in Tucson this morning, but it will be at least a month before anyone sees it riding the 3.9 miles of newly laid track running between the University of Arizona and downtown.
This week marks one full year of streetcar construction in downtown Tucson - and merchants there are fuming.
Hugo Lopez works on tracks near the Hotel Congress. Shopkeepers have been begging for a break on parking rates, to no avail.
Some meters are out of commission, and some parking spaces have been removed.
City taxpayers could wind up paying a $4.4 million annual operating subsidy for the streetcar - more than quadruple what city officials were told two years ago.
Tucson and Pima County officials are at an impasse over disputed plans to build a streetcar stop over a major county sewer interceptor.
It will be at least a year before a bridge built to carry the modern streetcar across the Santa Cruz River actually feels the rumble of steel wheels.
An artist's rendering of the proposed One East Broadway, combining retail, offices and apartments.
A planned nearly $18 million high-rise residential and commercial project - billed as the first of its kind in downtown - is also on track to become the first beneficiary of a new city tax incentive aimed at spurring development.
The Sixth Avenue underpass divides the newly revitalized retail area near East Sixth Street and North Sixth Avenue from downtown. The new modern streetcar will run just a couple of blocks away, along Fourth Avenue. This is a view of the underpass looking north from the downtown side.
An area on the edge of Tucson's warehouse district is quietly becoming a commercial hub for creative entrepreneurs.
After discovering a severely corroded sewer pipe in the project's first week, the county's Wastewater Reclamation Department asked the Board of Supervisors for an additional $500,000 to patch up defective cylinders they expect to encounter.
The Chicago Store in downtown Tucson has been awarded $90,000 by the Downtown Tucson Partnership to help renovate the building's facade. The building, constructed in 1903, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The project is expected to cost $200,000.