graphicLocated seven miles from downtown, Tucson International Airport carries over 9,000 passengers a day. Sixty daily departures on eleven airlines connect Tucson to numerous cities. A U.S. Port of Entry, TIA has flights to and from Mexico and has 24-hour Customs and Immigration service.

Two interstate highways intersect in Tucson. Interstate 10, a cross-continental highway connects Tucson with Phoenix and Los Angeles toward the west, and El Paso and Dallas, to the east. Interstate 19 runs south from Tucson to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Within the city, Sun Tran moves 60,000 riders each day. Most buses are wheelchair accessible and many offer bike racks. The city recently began a free downtown service called TICET, employing brightly-colored shuttles. An historic trolley, conducted by volunteers, runs from the university down the length of trendy Fourth Avenue.

4.2 percent of Tucson’s commuters use bicycles, much higher than the national average of less than 1 per cent.

Sources: TIA, Sun Tran, City of Tucson, the Arizona Daily Star

 

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