City Offers Free Rides on Election Day

The City of Tucson will offer free transit fares all day on Tuesday, November 6th, to make it easier for citizens to vote on Election Day.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for voters to get to the polls,” said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. “The right to vote is so important, and we want to ensure that everyone who’s eligible to vote has the opportunity to vote.”

Everyone is welcome to ride Sun Tran, Sun Express, and the Sun Link streetcar for free. For Sun Van paratransit passengers, rides will also be free. Sun Shuttle and Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride are not participating in the Free-Ride Day, so those riders will pay the regular fare.

“Sun Tran’s comprehensive network of bus routes provides Tucson with a vital resource for citizens’ ability to exercise their right to vote,” said Sun Tran General Manager Steve Spade. “The service will help more people be able to have their voice heard.”

To find their polling place, registered voters can visit the Pima County Elections Department website. The polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm.

Passengers are encouraged to plan their route before Election Day. To find a Sun Tran route, call the Customer Service Center at (520) 792-9222 with your starting address and the address of the polling place you will be traveling to. Customers can also use the Plan Your Trip tool, available on Sun Tran’s website.

Sun Van riders should call (520) 798-1000 to arrange a ride.

For more information on Sun Tran, call the Customer Service Center at (520) 792-9222 (TDD: (520) 628-1565) or visit suntran.com. The Customer Service Center is open weekdays from 6 am – 7 pm, and weekends from 8 am – 5 pm.