Fitz: Streetcar Trivia: Fred Rogers and Tucson's modern streetcar

2014-07-23T09:00:00Z Fitz: Streetcar Trivia: Fred Rogers and Tucson's modern streetcarDavid Fitzsimmons The Arizona Daily Star​ Arizona Daily Star

Fitzwire--The late star of Public Television’s “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood”, the affable Fred Rogers, a devoted trolley fanatic, played a significant role in the genesis of Tucson’s Sun Link streetcar. With generous support from King Friday, a noted advocate of light rail mass transit, Rogers foresaw “a lovely day in the neighborhood from the University of Arizona to downtown Tucson. At least until the drunk college students start carousing.”

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