Tucson — Service Frequency Raised
The Martin Luther King, Jr. civil rights holiday marked the start of new operating headways for the Tucson Sun Link 3.9-mile modern streetcar line in response to ridership demand, the Tucson News Now site of TV stations KOLD-KMSB reports. The story says the streetcar is carrying an average of 4,000 riders per day.
Sun Link Director of Marketing Kandi Young said ridership since the streetcar's July debut showed a pattern of peak hours in the evenings on Mondays through Thursdays and on Saturday, and fewer riders boarding the streetcar in the early part of the day when service begins.
The 4000 passengers per day exceeds expectations for the line so headways are being improved. Evening headways of 20 minutes will be decreased to 15 minutes. Headways will also be improved at start of service on weekdays and weekends.