I love the street car and waiting for it because when Me And Audrey were laughing so hard with Manuel then we Jinxed each other
We went to Mercado on the Sun Link and the city bus. some things to know about riding public transportation are:
Yesterday, I went on a SunTran bus downtown and enjoyed it very much. It costs $1.50! We went to see the Transportation Museum and the Courthouse where I asked for an application for a job. My favorite part of the trip was the Transportation Museum!!
Yesterday I went on a Sun Tran bus. The bus number was Route 3. I went to the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum. They had volunteers who answered questions and took us on a tour of the locomotive. To remember this trip I got 4 pens! I asked for an application. I also went to the Tucson City Courthouse. We had to remove items from our pockets and go through the metal detector. It was a good trip!
We are taking a Bus called Sun Tran to Ronstadt center we will visit the the transportation museum.
Then to the courthouse, then to the fox Tucson Theater, then to empire pizza & pub.
UPDATE 8/24 by Andrea
I didn't go on the bus yesterday because I had a meeting. I wanted to go Downtown. I would have like to ask for an application at Empire Pizza on 137 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701. The jobs they have there are:
We looked at maps on SunTran Website. I planned a trip from my house to Tucson Mall on the bus. I might like to work at Build-A-Bear Workshop at Tucson Mall.
Today we went on a bus trip to learn how to use the public bus. We went from Workability to the Ronstadt Center downtown. Our first stop was the Transportation Museum. They have interactive displays so we got to listen to stories, see model trains, and use a telegraph machine. They had lots of small items on display that were used on the old trains like sets of dishes, signs, and different items conductors were given for years of service. The train car cuff links were pretty cool. We got to go on the Locomotive and see where the conductor would drive the train. Then we went to Empire Pizza. Our server was super nice and friendly and even gave us a free slice of pizza and a cookie! Then we went to the Library area and rested for a bit. We were pretty tired by then so we went back to the Bus station to catch our ride back to Workability. We had a great time and riding the bus is pretty easy.
Aaron, Jasmine, and Keli'i
Last Thursday we rode the bus to go downtown to the Ronstadt Center. We went to a Mexican Restaurant called Alejandro’s to have lunch. We visited the Transportation Museum but the doors close at 3 pm, so you need to get downtown early in the day. You can visit the Museum for free but if you want a guided tour there is a charge. I made sure I loaded my SunGo card for our trip!
Our Workshop participated in Travel Training. We took a Sun-Tran bus trip downtown to the Ronstadt Center. It was fun because we got learn how to ride the bus. We also walked to the Transportation Museum and saw the old locomotive. We stopped and had lunch at Alejandro’s and we were able to see how the restaurant closes down for the day…Lots of cleaning!
I ride Sun Van. I had to apply for an ADA Para-transit Card at the downtown office. I also have a SunGo Card that I show to the Sun Van Driver so he/she knows that I am eligible. You must call Sun Van a day ahead to schedule your rides. You can only schedule 10 rides at a time. You can't eat or drink on Sun Van just like Sun Tran. Sometimes you need to be patient because this is a door to door service so some days people may need more help on or off the Van. My drivers are always nice.
This week we learned about Transportation. We visited the Sun Tran website and practiced planning and scheduling rides. I already use the bus so I was able to help out my peers. Thursday we will be taking a trip on the Bus. For some of us it will be our first public bus ride. If you are paying for your ride with cash, you must have exact change. The Bus Driver is not able to provide change. I am looking forward to our bus trip!
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.