Street light changes meant to keep streetcar moving - Tucson News Now

Street light changes meant to keep streetcar moving

Source: Tucson News Now Source: Tucson News Now
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • breaking

    UPDATE: Man accused of abusing Tucson child is MMA fighter

    UPDATE: Man accused of abusing Tucson child is MMA fighter

    Friday, April 28 2017 1:22 AM EDT2017-04-28 05:22:00 GMT

    A man has been arrested on abuse charges after a 3-year-old girl was found unresponsive in a home on Tucson's south side.

    A man has been arrested on abuse charges after a 3-year-old girl was found unresponsive in a home on Tucson's south side.

  • Father builds 'child molester' sign to defend daughter

    Father builds 'child molester' sign to defend daughter

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:35:32 GMT
    (Source: Viewer)(Source: Viewer)

    A father's frustration prompted him to put a controversial sign up outside of his neighborhood.

    A father's frustration prompted him to put a controversial sign up outside of his neighborhood.

  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-04-28 01:20:07 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Sun Link Streetcar continues to spur change in downtown Tucson.

Tucson's Department of Transportation changed some of the times for street lights in order to alleviate traffic after the most recent Second Saturday, according to TDOT.

The main source of congestion centers around the intersection of Toole, Congress and 4th Avenue, according to city spokesperson Michael Graham. He said traffic can back up and make it difficult for the streetcar to make it through, which creates delays.

The permanent change happened over the weekend, according to Deputy Director Carlos de Leon. The number of total trips recorded was much less for this Saturday compared to Second Saturday, but de Leon said they noticed a positive impact from the new times.

Christopher Sapp, Director of Operations for Hotel Congress said he was speaking for his boss, the business' owner. He said the intersection of Toole, Congress and 4th Avenue was currently being studied.

"From the study, hopefully there are suggestions that are made that result in improvement because currently it is not effective,” he said.

Graham said the launch of the streetcar was meant to give Sun Link and the city enough time to study the routes, times and general flow before U of A students return to campus and provide an expected surge in ridership.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All Rights Reserved.

 

Powered by Frankly