graphicTucson’s transportation services range from an international airport and extensive citywide bus system, to a trolley that travels the hip University District; and it has the distinction of being the "Second-Best" U.S. city for bicycle travel.

The most recent addition to the Old Pueblo’s transportation innovations is a free downtown shuttle service, serving downtown worke (the location of city, county, state, and federal offices) every 10 minutes.

For those arriving in Tucson to either attend or work at the University of Arizona, the state’s preeminent education institution also operates a shuttle system for those who wish to park-and-ride to the sprawling 350-acre campus.

Tucson’s mark in the seven major high-tech cluster markets (number one being Optics) recently improved with daily flights being scheduled to both San Jose and Seattle. (Does "Silicon Valley" ring a bell)?

Being a "dry heat climate," bicycling is very popular in Tucson despite the triple-digit temperatures, so Sun Tran (the City’s bus system) has installed bike racks on all of their buses. The city also offers a free "Bike Trail" map that shows you the significant routes as well as an incredibly extensive river trail route that will eventually encircle the city.

Another interesting fact is that Tucson was one of the four original cities targeted to market electric cars. Because of this, there are numerous "charging stations" around town for those environmentally conscious drivers who run on batteries.

Tucson also has a variety of airport shuttles (to both Tucson and Phoenix airports), taxi service, limousines, jeep tours, and rental car companies.

TUCSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The airport is located on the south side of town. For those interested, they offer "behind-the-scenes" tours. (573-8000).

graphicAIRLINES SERVING THE AREA

The 10 airlines serving Tucson International Airport include:

Aero California (800) 237-6225
Aerolitoral (800) 237-6639
Alaska Airlines (800) 426-0333
America West/British Airways (800) 235-9292
American Airlines (800) 433-7300
Continental Airlines (800) 523-FARE
Delta Airlines (800) 221-1212
Northwest Airlines (800) 225-2525
Southwest Airlines (800) 435-9792
United Airlines (800) 241-6522

AREA BUS SERVICES

Sun Tran (city) 792-9222 www.suntran.com
Greyhound (national) (800) 231-2222
Cat Tran (University of AZ) 621-7721
Inner City Shuttle (free) 792-2222
Old Pueblo Trolley 792-1802
Gray Line Tours (800) 276-1528
VanTastic (UA basketball game shuttle) 807-1779
VanTran (disability, ADA) 798-1000 www.vantran.org

OTHER SERVICES

Automobile Registration 629-9808
Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee 791-4372
Disability Parking Permit 629-9808
Driver’s License 629-9808
Road Conditions 547-7510 www.transview.org

 

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