Phoenix Arizona

Tempe Center for the Arts by azhttp

Oct. 15

Tempe Center for the Arts (Theater), 700 E. Rio Salado Parkway


“Prelude to the Third Act of ‘Lohengrin’ ” by Richard Wagner; “Concerto for

Cello & Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 85” by Edward Elgar with Brinton Smith,

cello soloist; “Symphonic Dances, Op.45 (Mvt.1)” by Sergei Rachmaninoff; and

“Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland with Mayor Hugh Hallman, narrator.

Tempe receives award for clean air efforts by quotes
October 27, 2006, 5:42 pm
Filed under: City of Tempe, City of Tempe News, Tempe | Tags: , , ,

Tempe receives award for clean air efforts
Nominate me! Vote for Me! Top Blog (please?)


TEMPE, Ariz.- The city of Tempe Transit Program, Tempe in Motion,
received the Outstanding Trip Reduction Program – Public Award from the
Clean Air Campaign on Oct. 18. The Clean Air Awards recognize the best
clean air and alternative transportation programs in Maricopa County.


The city received the award for implementing an outstanding alternative
modes program for its employees. The goal of the program is to encourage
city employees to ride the bus, bike, walk, carpool or telecommute in
order to reduce the Valley’s air pollution and traffic congestion


The city’s Trip Reduction Program provides employees with resources and
incentives to reduce single occupancy automobile trips.  Employees
receive free bus passes, preferential parking for carpoolers and a
guaranteed ride home for alternative mode users.  The city also has a
Bike Loan Program, which provides employees with a free bicycle and
accessories for bicycling to work. 


For information, call (480) 350-2775 or visit

Governor Janet Napolitano visits Tempe Points of Pride by quotes

Governor Napolitano to visit Tempe points of pride


Tempe to highlight affordable housing, multigenerational center and
Tempe Town Lake during Governor’s city tours



TEMPE, Ariz. – The City of Tempe will proudly showcase a few of its
latest achievements when Governor Janet Napolitano visits the city
Monday, Oct. 30.


Tempe will highlight its efforts to foster affordable housing, its
achievement of opening a new multigenerational center in north Tempe,
and its unprecedented economic growth at Tempe Town Lake.


At 3 p.m., Governor Napolitano will visit families who have moved into
affordable homes through the Newtown Community Land Trust. She also will
meet representatives from Chicanos por la Causa and other organizations,
and hear about Tempe’s plans to increase affordable housing in the city.


At 3:30 p.m., the Governor will tour the new North Tempe
Multigenerational Center, at 1555 N. Bridalwreath St., south of
McKellips Road and east of Scottsdale Road. She will meet
representatives from the many organizations that operate the
30,000-square-foot facility, such as the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA and
Maricopa County Head Start, and hear how the center will transform lives
in the community.


At 4 p.m., Governor Napolitano will take to the water and tour Tempe
Town Lake with Mayor Hugh Hallman, the Tempe City Council and key
business leaders. They will discuss the many development projects
underway at the lake and in the Mill Avenue District.


WHAT: Governor Janet Napolitano visits Tempe


WHEN: 3-5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30


WHERE: The tour begins at 1109 S. McKemy St., in Tempe, at 3 p.m.

Tempe to hold celebration for TIM’s 10th birthday – Tempe In Motion by quotes
September 14, 2006, 7:21 pm
Filed under: City of Phoenix News, City of Tempe, City of Tempe News, Tempe | Tags:

Tempe to hold celebration for TIM’s 10th birthday


TEMPE, Ariz. – The city of Tempe transit program, Tempe in Motion (TIM)
will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tempe in Motion program Sept.
16 from 9 a.m. to noon on Fifth Street between College and Forest
avenues in Tempe. As part of the TIM Turns 10 celebration, the city will
also hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Tempe Transportation Center.


More than 500 people are expected to participate in the TIM Turns 10
celebration.  Remarks by Tempe Vice Mayor Hut Hutson, Congressman JD
Hayworth, Congressman Ed Pastor and Tempe Transportation Commission
Chair Don Cassano will occur at 9:45 a.m. All participants will receive
free food and artist-designed T-shirts. Other activities will include
face painting, a tie-dye activity, environmentally-friendly “green”
vendor demonstrations and music. As part of the celebration, people may
board any bus in Tempe Sept. 16 and enjoy a free ride courtesy of TIM.


In addition, people will be asked to make their mark on a Tempe city
bus. Participants will be encouraged to put their hand print on the
outside of the bus, which will then be incorporated into the Tempe fleet
and used to transport passengers on city bus routes.


The Tempe Transportation Center, scheduled to open spring 2008, will be
located at Fifth Street and Forest Avenue. The project includes a
mixed-use, three-story, 40,000 sq. ft. building, an exterior shaded
courtyard and a transit plaza serving the new Metro light rail and local
and regional bus patrons. The project includes a 2,000 square foot
conference/community room, which will highlight the sustainable
strategies implemented in the project. The architects for the project
are OTAK and Architekton, and the contractor is Adolfson & Peterson
Construction. The Transportation Center will be one of the first
buildings of its kind in the nation to be submitted for Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification by the U.S.
Green Building Council. 


Tempe is actively supporting LEED certified buildings in the
community. U.S. Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost
coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to
promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and
healthy places to live and work. Green building is a whole-systems
approach using design and building techniques to minimize environmental
impact and reduce energy consumption of buildings, while contributing to
the health of the occupants.


TIM Turns 10 sponsors include Starbucks, IKEA, Valley Metro, Wildflower
Bread Company, Veolia Transportation, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Arizona
State University and Tempe in Motion.


For information, call (480) 350-2775 or visit