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Tucson streetcar has estimated 17,000 riders on first day

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

 The Tucson Modern Streetcar had an estimated 17,000 riders during its opening day on Friday.

In a press release, the City of Tucson called the streetcar's first day a "tremendous success." Tucson City Manager Richard Miranda called it a historic day for Tucson.

“The Sun Link streetcar system had a great first day of service,” said Shellie Ginn, Project Manager for the Sun Link Streetcar, in a press release. “We were able to provide a comfortable, cool ride for thousands of people and the streetcars were consistently overflowing with passengers."

The streetcar is offering free rides this weekend. A normal rate of $1.50 will be charged for each ride once Monday rolls around. There are also day passes available for $4, as well as monthly passes for $42. Hours of operation and route details for the streetcar can be found here.

Stay tuned to Tucson News Now for all-things streetcar related.

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