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Rodeo parade comes to agreement with railroad

Posted at 12:22 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 14:22:58-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Tucson Rodeo Parade committee received approval from the Union Pacific Railroad (UPR) that trains will not be traveling through the event this year.

The UPR has authorized an interruption free parade. The trains will not be traveling to or from Nogales starting at 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

This year the rodeo will be from Feb. 16-24.

According to the parade committee, safety of the participants, spectators, volunteers is a top priority and they are glad to have the assistance of UPR.

Over 150,000 people visit and watch the parade along its course every year and the parade committee wants to ensure the safety of everyone.

The committee wants to highlight the importance of distraction and dangerous conditions for the horses along route. The city ordinances do not allow any type of noisemakers, balloons, firecrackers, cap guns, or any item that could cause for diversion of the animals in the event. Drones are also prohibited by FAA from flying over crowds, Tucson Police will be watching for any drones usage during the parade.

Spectators are not allowed to enter through or cross the street once the parade has begun.