Fare-free transit to continue through June

Sun Tran buses will continue to run fare-free through the current fiscal year. The Tucson City Council approved the extension of free Sun Tran, Sun Link, and Sun Van fares will remain free until June 30. The mayor and council first suspended fares for public transit systems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March … Read more

RTA completes three major projects in the last 13 months

The calendar year is nearly over, and it has been a busy one for the Regional Transportation Authority and its member jurisdictions. Over the past 13 months, three major projects have been completed including two road widening projects and an improvement to an I-10 interchange. The most recent project to be completed is the widening … Read more

RTA helps provide “lifeline” transit service to Ajo

Second Generation recently was awarded the contract for transit services to operate Ajo Transportation by the Regional Transportation Authority. Ajo Transportation provides public transit services to residents in the western part of Pima County. The contract is for five years, with three, one-year extension options. Ajo Transportation operates Route 486 with daily service from Ajo … Read more

New Picture Rocks shuttle service is here!

The newest Sun Shuttle service is now operating in Picture Rocks. The new route is funded by the Regional Transportation Authority to bring this service to an area without much access to other forms of transit.  The new route was created based on public feedback from residents seeking service and through public input on where … Read more

New electric Sun Shuttles incoming

Sun Tran has received $12 million in federal funding to boost its electric bus fleet, and some of the new vehicles will be used for services provided by the Regional Transportation Authority. The RTA runs the Sun Shuttle program, which serves the outer areas of the metropolitan region with shuttle connections to the main Sun … Read more

Try the Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride app for scheduling

Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride scheduling is now available on a mobile app. The Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride Rider App provides a single spot to load payment information, save details such as whether you use a mobility aid, schedule and view your trips, and manage your account. The app is available to schedule trips for any riders, and … Read more

Sun Shuttle launches updated Marana/Avra Valley service

The Regional Transportation Authority is launching a new Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride service in the Marana and Avra Valley area. The area has been served by a deviated flex-route Sun Shuttle service, but starting this month, Route 410 service will switch to a dial-a-ride model, which allows passengers to schedule either curb-to-curb or stop-to-stop trips within … Read more

Seeking paratransit and neighborhood circulator operator

The Regional Transportation Authority’s transit funding commitments are to expand weekend and evening bus service; add express bus, streetcar and neighborhood circulator shuttle services; and enhance special needs transit for elderly residents and people with disabilities. As the operator of neighborhood circulator services and special needs transit, the RTA is seeking bids from transit operators … Read more