City Seeks Public Input on Proposed Changes to Transit Service and Fares

The City of Tucson is seeking public comments on possible increases to transit fares and route changes. Due to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements, Title VI policies must be reviewed every three years, and transit service changes are proposed to reduce the City of Tucson’s General Fund contribution to transit.

The proposals include a 10-cent increase in fares next fiscal year, service changes to Sun Tran Routes 9, 20, and 27, and out-of-area fees for Sun Van Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and Sun Shuttle Dial-A-Ride services.

The first two of eight open houses will be held Tuesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. and 5:30-7 p.m. at El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd.

A public hearing before the Mayor and Tucson City Council is scheduled for Aug. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 255 W. Alameda St.