The Port of Tucson currently handles container freight on a siding, but a $5 million grant will enable it to build a ramp that offers direct access to east-west traffic on the main Union Pacific line.
The ability of the Port of Tucson to process ocean freight via rail helped Pima County land a $5 million federal grant for the project.
File: Dust and pollution in the air near I-10 and Pinal Air Park looking west with the Silverbell Mountains in the background Monday November 10, 2008.
In this 2009 Star file photo a Basis Tucson student heats magnesium during a chemistry class. The charter school chain’s midtown Tucson campus at 3825 E. Second St. was listed as Arizona’s best public school in the magazine’s state-by-state ranking and second in the nation.
This 2012 file photo shows Sherry Cervi competing in the Tucson Rodeo. A western Pennsylvania woman is facing criminal charges that she impersonated the rodeo star and Marana native to set up a sham company to obtain 500 cell phones and $8,000 in saddles.
A group of bird watchers with their binoculars checking out the various types of birds at Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Park. This was part of the Wake Up With the Birds tour May 19, 2011.
A gun being loaded at the shooting range.
On January 22, 1986, the Space Shuttle Columbia landed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for a refueling stop before heading for Texas, where they will spend the night and then head for Florida. January 22, 1986. Space shuttle Columbia visited Tucson twice in its long life — in January 1986 an…