Sun Shuttle starts new routes, fares
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Sun Shuttle has expanded routes in Marana near I-10, and implemented discounted rates for qualified riders.

New Sun Shuttle schedule brochures are now available, offering passengers detailed route and schedule information effective through Feb. 13.

Route changes, including a reduced fare option for qualified passengers, were instituted Monday, a release said.

Sun Shuttle, the region's neighborhood transit service launched in May 2009, runs routes in Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita and Green Valley.

Along with existing routes, four routes formerly provided by Pima County Rural Transit began operating Monday under the Sun Shuttle brand.  Marana now has Sun Shuttle four routes, including the new Route 410 serving Anway / Trico, and Route 413 serving Marana along I-10. Route 430 serving Tucson Estates and Route 440 serving San Xavier are also new transit options for Sun Shuttle passengers.

Sun Shuttle is now offering reduced fares for seniors, Medicare cardholders, disabled and low-income individuals. Full fare one-way cash fares remain unchanged at $1.25 for regular service and $2.50 for deviated service.  Qualified low-income passengers with the proper identification are eligible for the 40-cent regular fare, and 80-cent fare for deviated service. Seniors 65 years and older, persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders are also eligible for the 40-cent regular service fare, but must pay the full fare deviated service price of $2.50.

To be eligible for the low-income fare, passengers must obtain a Sun Tran Transit ID from the City of Tucson Special Services Office, 35 West Alameda, Tucson, 791-4100. Deviated service passengers must obtain a valid ADA Paratransit Eligibility ID from the City of Tucson's ADA Eligibility Office, 791-5409.

For specific Sun Shuttle information, visit the website at, or call the Customer Service Center at (520) 792-9222 (for individuals with TDD equipment, call 520-628-1565). Except on major holidays, the Customer Service Center is open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Regional Transportation Authority is the fiscal manager of the $2.1 billion plan approved by Pima County voters on May 16, 2006.

For more information about the RTA plan, visit or call (520) 770-9410.

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