Ride new Tucson streetcar Sun Link for free for 3 days




Well, the day is almost upon us when the modern streetcar Sun Link will start operation – July 25.  For the first 3 days, anyone (you too!) can ride it for free.  Just hop on & off between the Mercado San Agustin (west end) and the University of Arizona Health Center (east end).  In between of course is downtown (Congress Street and Broadway Blvd.), 4th Avenue shopping district, Main Gate Square, and of the course the UA.  Free rides start about 10 a.m. after the ceremonies on July 25.

More details on how to ride Sun Link at this Downtown Tucson link


More info on the grand opening weekend, click here.

After these 3 days consider a monthly pass or all day passes for $4 (good for 24 hours) to jump on & off.  Happy riding, even in the heat.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Wednesday

  • 7 am – 6 pm every 10 minutes

  • 6 pm – 10 pm* every 20 minutes

Thursday – Friday

  • 7 am – 6 pm every 10 minutes

  • 6 pm – 10 pm every 20 minutes

  • 10 pm – 2 am* every 30 minutes


  • 8 am – 10 pm every 20 minutes

  • 10 pm – 2 am* every 30 minutes


  • 8 am – 8 pm* every 20 minutes

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Tomorrow’s event schedule from Michael Graham at City of Tucson:
    1 7 am Mercado District: Ribbon Cutting at Avenida del Convento
    Congress Streetcar Stop
    2 7:40 am University of Arizona: Ribbon Cutting at Helen Street &
    Warren Avenue Streetcar Stop
    3 8:05 am Main Gate Square: Ribbon Cutting at University Boulevard
    & Tyndall Avenue Streetcar Stop
    4 8:28 am Fourth Avenue Business District: Fourth Avenue and
    Seventh Street Streetcar Stop

    Immediately following the district ribbon cuttings, the Grand Opening
    celebration will commence at 9 a.m. at Congress Street and Fifth Avenue.
    The event will be emceed by Brent Davis, former City Council Member.
    Speakers slated to attend include 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.

    Visit http://www.SunLinkStreetcar.com for more information about Sun Link.

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