City of Tucson waives fees for businesses impacted by Streetcar construction | Business
The following is a recent news release from the City of Tucson:
The City of Tucson announced earlier this week that it will waive the Temporary Revocable Easement (TRE) Fees for businesses impacted by Sun Link Tucson streetcar construction. Many of the businesses affected by streetcar construction related to infrastructure relocation and installing track, have asked the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and the City of Tucson for direct financial assistance, but by law neither entity is allowed to provide such direct assistance. With the TRE fee waiver, the City is able to provide a new method of support to many of the businesses adjacent to the 3.9-mile-long streetcar route.
Approximately 20 businesses along the streetcar route have secured TRE, a yearly fee associated with occupying the City right-of-way. Under the ordinance establishing the TRE process and fees, the City Manager has the authority to set the minimum yearly fee.
City Manager Richard Miranda has directed staff to waive the TRE fees for two years to those businesses along the route, which currently have a TRE. City staff from the Office of Real Estate will work to ensure that the current TRE holders affected are able to benefit from the waiver.