Sun Link streetcar celebrating 4th anniversary on July 28



Sun Link modern streetcar in downtown Tucson, courtesy of Donovan Dean Durband


Celebrate with free rides and concert series on the streetcar and in districts

TUCSON, Ariz. – “Sun Link invites the community to celebrate its fourth anniversary on Saturday, July 28th with free rides from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. The free rides are sponsored by Main Gate Square and Rio Nuevo. Sun Link will also celebrate its anniversary with live performances onboard the streetcar. Live performances on the Sun Link streetcar include:

  • Nothing More – Performance begins at 2:00 p.m.
    • Board at the westbound stop on 6th Ave/Congress St.
  • Alien Atmosphere – Performance begins at 5:00 p.m.
    • Board at the Main Gate Square stop on Tyndall Ave/University Blvd.
  • Jimmy Carr & the Awkward Moments – Performance begins at 6:00 p.m.
    • Board at the Mercado San Agustín stop on Avenida del Convento/Congress
  • Brook Sample – Performance begins at 8:30 p.m.
    • Board at the Main Gate Square stop on Tyndall Ave/University Blvd.

Following their performances on the streetcar, Jimmy Carr & the Awkward Moments and Brook Sample will exit the streetcar at Tyndall Ave/University Blvd. and play free concerts at Gentle Ben’s.

Follow Sun Link on Twitter and Facebook for updates on the performances. To locate the streetcar that will host the performances, download the Tucson Streetcar Tracker app.

Spend the day enjoying more than 150 shops and 100 restaurants throughout five of Tucson’s most popular and unique districts: the University of Arizona, Main Gate Square, 4th Avenue, Downtown and Mercado San Agustín.

Find FREE, convenient parking along the streetcar route at any of the University of Arizona parking garages on the weekend. The following University of Arizona garages offer ample parking and easy access to the Sun Link streetcar:

  • Tyndall Garage:  4th Street &Tyndall, just south of University
  • Main Gate Square Garage:  2nd Street & Euclid, just north of Marriott University Park Hotel
  • Second Street Garage:  2nd St. & Mountain, just south of Speedway
  • Highland Garage:  Helen & Vine St., 1 block east of Helen & Mountain

There are more than 11,000 parking spaces located throughout the streetcar route. For a detailed map, click here.

The Sun Link streetcar project, which was funded through the Regional Transportation Authority’s $2.1 billion, 20-year RTA plan and federal dollars, was co-managed by the City of Tucson and the RTA through construction and service launch. The RTA and the City continue to provide annual operations’ funding of the streetcar system. The RTA plan will be funded through June 30, 2026. More than halfway through implementation, the multimodal plan includes roadway, safety, transit, environmental and economic vitality improvements.

Since its launch on July 25, 2014, the Sun Link streetcar has provided approximately 3.89 million rides to passengers.

For additional Sun Link information and for trip planning assistance, call the Customer Service Center at (520) 792-9222 (for persons with hearing and speech impairments, call TDD: 520-628-1565) or visit”

Contact: Pat Richter

Director of Marketing and Communications

(520) 206-8810; (520) 237-5905 (cell)



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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).


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