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September 6, 2014

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Tucson streetcars draw crowds

Aztec Press  “Tucsonans heading to Second Saturdays Downtown on Sept. 13 will likely pack the city’s new streetcar route. About 6,700 passengers filled the streetcars during the monthly Second Saturdays event on Aug. 9, and approximately 60,000 people hopped aboard July 25-27 during the transit’s system’s free opening weekend.”

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September 5, 2014

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Tucson not out of the running for Tesla

KOLD  “A major announcement by Nevada’s governor Thursday could put Reno as the site of Tesla’s first gigafactory. Details won’t be available until then. But the company said that discussions with other states such as Arizona will continue. The five billion dollar plant could create 6500 jobs as it makes batteries for Tesla’s third-generation electric […]

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September 1, 2014

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Mayor Rothschild helps launch Attendance Awareness Month

Arizona Daily Star  “September is national Attendance Awareness Month. Locally, the Mayor’s Office, along with the Tucson Unified School District, United Way and business partners, are working to raise awareness about the importance of attending school every day, especially in the early grade levels.” KVOA  “Tucson- Spreading a message that it’s cool to go to […]

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August 14, 2014

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Streetcar delivering customers, businesses say

KGUN  “Tucson’s modern streetcar has been a new lease on life for Tucson’s downtown businesses. Downtown was already waking up, in part because of the potential of customers the streetcar would bring. Now that’s it’s been carrying passengers for just less than three weeks how well has streetcar has been delivering customers?”

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August 12, 2014

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Tucson joins partnership to help homebuyers

KGUN  “Tucson and South Tucson joined forces with Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks America and The Primavera Foundation to announce the NeighborhoodLIFT program. With this program, Wells Fargo is helping bring $5.5 million to boost home ownership in Tucson.”

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July 31, 2014

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Tucson to Tesla: your building permit is ready

Arizona Daily Star  “Tesla Motors has received a $3 billion building permit for construction of a battery assembly plant in Tucson. The permit is for a one-story building of up to 5 million square feet in size at an address ‘to be determined.’ … Mayor Jonathan Rothschild sent the permit and a brief memo to […]

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July 29, 2014

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More than 60,000 ride streetcar on opening weekend

Arizona Daily Star  “‘This weekend’s ridership numbers are a clear indication of the interest and support the Tucson community shares for the Tucson Sun Link streetcar system,’ Shellie Ginn, streetcar project manager, said in a press release. ‘We had a great first weekend and look forward to many more.’” Tucson Weekly “Approximately 60,000 passengers enjoyed […]

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July 24, 2014

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Tucson earns national recognition for sustainability

STAR Communities  STAR Communities has awarded the City of Tucson a 4-STAR Community Rating for leadership in sustainability. Tucson is just the fifth city in the country to earn an impressive four out of five stars, reflecting a community-wide commitment to quality of life, prosperity, and equity. ‘Tucson is focused on sustainability,’ said Mayor Jonathan […]

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July 23, 2014

Sun Tran, Tucson's award-winning regional public transportation system, services approximately 20 million passenger trips each year.

Report: driving down, transit up

Arizona Public Media  “Those in the Millenial Generation are leading a shift in Tucson, and the rest of the country, toward more transit use, and less personal vehicle use, according to Arizona Public Interest Research Group. As in other Arizona and U.S. cities, Tucson saw an increase in transit use before, during and after the […]

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July 19, 2014

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‘Steps to Success’ dropout prevention initiative launches

KOLD/KMSB “One group is getting ready to try and convince dropout students to once again open their school books… Volunteers as well as the Mayor of Tucson will be begin trying to convince more than 450 drop outs to come back to school… Today’s door to door knocks will be about letting them know there […]

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