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City Population520,116

Elevation2,389 ft.

Sales TaxArizona's statewide sales tax is 5.6 percent; an additional 2 percent is levied in Tucson. The tax on a hotel room in Pima County is 13.05 percent, plus an additional $2 per room per night in Tucson. There is a combined state and county rental car tax of 10 percent, plus a Pima County rental car fee of $3.50 per rental; a concession fee of 11.1 percent is added if the car is picked up at the airport, and an additional 2 percent tax is added if the car is picked up off airport property but within the Tucson city limits.

Emergency911

Police (non-emergency)(520) 791-6813 (8 a.m.-10 p.m.)

HospitalsCarondelet St. Joseph's Hospital, (520) 873-3000; Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital, (520) 872-3000; Northwest Medical Center, (520) 742-9000; Tucson Medical Center, (520) 327-5461; University Medical Center, (520) 694-0111.

Visitor Information Visit Tucson 811 N. Euclid Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719. Phone:(520)624-1817 or (800)638-8350A visitor information center in La Placita Village is open Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat.-Sun. 9-4; closed major holidays.

Air TravelTen miles south of downtown, Tucson International Airport (TUS), (520) 573-8100, is served by many major passenger airlines. Short-term airport parking costs $1 per half-hour up to $13 per day; long-term parking costs $10 for 24 hours ($2 for the first hour, then $1.50 per half-hour up to $10 per day).

Allison Limousine, (520) 888-5466, provides limousine service throughout the Tucson area; prices range from $65 to $135 per hour. Cab service to downtown averages 20 minutes and costs $27-$30.

Rental CarsHertz, (520) 573-5201 or (800) 654-3131, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail ServiceThe Amtrak station is at 400 N. Toole. For advance ticket and schedule information phone (800) 872-7245. Tickets may be purchased at the station.

BusesThe terminal for Greyhound Lines Inc. is at 471 W. Congress St.; phone (520) 792-3475 or (800) 231-2222.

TaxisThere are many independent taxi companies in Tucson. Rates are not regulated by the city. Companies that serve the area include Discount Cab, (520) 388-9000; VIP Taxi, (520) 300-3000; and Yellow Cab, (520) 624-6611.

Public TransportationSun Tran, (520) 792-9222, operates a fleet of buses running throughout the metro area as well as a streetcar line downtown.

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Travel Information

City Population

520,116

Elevation

2,389 ft.

Sales Tax

Arizona's statewide sales tax is 5.6 percent; an additional 2 percent is levied in Tucson. The tax on a hotel room in Pima County is 13.05 percent, plus an additional $2 per room per night in Tucson. There is a combined state and county rental car tax of 10 percent, plus a Pima County rental car fee of $3.50 per rental; a concession fee of 11.1 percent is added if the car is picked up at the airport, and an additional 2 percent tax is added if the car is picked up off airport property but within the Tucson city limits.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(520) 791-6813 (8 a.m.-10 p.m.)

Hospitals

Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital, (520) 873-3000; Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital, (520) 872-3000; Northwest Medical Center, (520) 742-9000; Tucson Medical Center, (520) 327-5461; University Medical Center, (520) 694-0111.

Visitor Information

811 N. Euclid Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719. Phone:(520)624-1817 or (800)638-8350

Air Travel

Ten miles south of downtown,

Rental Cars

Hertz, (520) 573-5201 or (800) 654-3131, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

The Amtrak station is at 400 N. Toole. For advance ticket and schedule information phone (800) 872-7245. Tickets may be purchased at the station.

Buses

The terminal for Greyhound Lines Inc. is at 471 W. Congress St.; phone (520) 792-3475 or (800) 231-2222.

Taxis

There are many independent taxi companies in Tucson. Rates are not regulated by the city. Companies that serve the area include Discount Cab, (520) 388-9000; VIP Taxi, (520) 300-3000; and Yellow Cab, (520) 624-6611.

Public Transportation

Sun Tran, (520) 792-9222, operates a fleet of buses running throughout the metro area as well as a streetcar line downtown.

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