A big name in Tucson politics will make a rare public appearance on Friday, allowing locals to get up close and personal.

The first modern streetcar - dubbed "101" by city officials - will be on display at the Sun Link Maintenance & Operations Facility starting at 4 p.m. Friday.

The event has a number of local actual politicians attending as well.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, speakers from U.S. Congressman Raúl Grijalva’s office and U.S. Congressman Ron Barber’s office, as well as Arizona State Senator Steve Farley and 2013 RTA Board Chair Steve Christy expected to attend the ceremony.

The yard is located at 290 E. Eighth Street and the event is free to the public.

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at jferguson@azstarnet.com or 573-4346. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFerguson 

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Reporter with the Arizona Daily Star. I cover politics as well as the city of Tucson and other municipalities in Southern Arizona.