TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Sun Link streetcar and Sun Tran buses provide a cost-effective transportation option to the 46th annual 4th Avenue Spring Street Fair, which is scheduled for April 1-3.
The Sun Link streetcar will be in service during the 4th Avenue Street Fair. The streetcar stops at 4th Avenue /9th Street and University Boulevard /3rd Avenue provide convenient access to the event, located at either end of the Street Fair. More than 11,000 parking spaces are near the streetcar route, including public and private garages, meters and surface lots. Parking is free at more than 1,200 metered street spaces after 5 p.m. Friday through the weekend.
Two streetcar stops -- Fourth Avenue/ Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue/Seventh Street -- will not be in service starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 through end of day Sunday, due to the street fair, but passengers will be able to bypass closures with available bus shuttles.
Sun Tran and Sun Shuttle also provide an alternate and cost-effective travel option, as they both have regular scheduled service to the downtown area. Please note if riding Sun Tran or Sun Shuttle to the street fair, some routes discontinue service prior to events ending. Please call customer service or visit suntran.com for trip planning assistance.
For Sun Tran passenger convenience, park-and-ride locations are available throughout the community. Please visit www.suntran.com/commuter_park.php for a detailed list of locations.
Riders are encouraged to purchase a SunGO 1-Day Ticket before the event to help avoid wait times. The 1-Day SunGO Ticket can be purchased for $4 at any one of the streetcar stops or at the Ronstadt Transit Center downtown. To pay-by-the-ride, riders can purchase a SunGO Card and load cash value online at www.suntran.com, at any sales outlet or at the transit centers. For a list of sales locations, visit suntran.com/fares_buy.php. Passengers can also purchase a pass or pay-by-the-ride on their mobile phone by downloading the GO Tucson Mobile App at www.gotucsonapp.com. Plan ahead when making online purchases. Cash fares are accepted on Sun Tran and Sun Shuttle but not accepted on the streetcar.
Children five years of age and younger can ride free with a paying passenger.
For additional information, call the Customer Service Center at 520-792-9222 or got to www.fourthavenue.org