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Council votes 5-2 to raise Sun Tran fares

Tucson took the first steps in closing its $33 million budget gap for next year by tentatively approving what could amount to $4.8 million in transit savings and fare increases.

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Road Runner: City to find tackling Sun Tran's finances difficult

The Tucson City Council this week is set to again take on the challenge of improving Sun Tran’s finances.

February 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City transit system shortcomings highlighted

Tucson’s Sun Tran bus service is in a financial bind because its fares are too low and it provides more service for the disabled at too low a cost, a panel of outside experts who evaluated the system found.

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A bit of thanks from Tucsonans

A bit of thanks from Tucsonans

With the exception of perfecting the turkey, Thanksgiving is a no-pressure holiday. No gifts to give, no expectations dashed, nothing to do but glory in family and friends.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Councilmen differ on downtown transit center vote

While two city councilmen opposed a measure to delay seeking applications from developers on how to transform the Ronstadt Transit Center, they had very different reasons behind their decisions.

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Plan that could alter downtown transit center moves ahead

Members of the Tucson Bus Riders Union accused the City Council of betrayal after it voted to move forward with a plan that could transform the Ronstadt Transit Center downtown into a mixed-use transit hub.

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Gifts pour in to kitchen

Gifts pour in to kitchen

Brenden Shultz, left, and Christopher Basaldu pour soup into cups as they help feed the hungry at the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen. After turning down a $2,000 contribution from Walmart, the charity received more than $15,000 in donations, with the largest gift coming from the state and regional …

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Gifts pour in to kitchen

Gifts pour in to kitchen

rejected Walmart's $2,000 donation.

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Gifts pour in to kitchen

Gifts pour in to kitchen

Elsa Vaquero heaves a crateful of bread in place as she works at the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen. The charity provides more than 500 meals for people each day.

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Gifts pour in to kitchen

Gifts pour in to kitchen

When a Catholic charity declined a $2,000 donation from Walmart last month, the criticism was swift and harsh.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Casa Maria rejects funds from Walmart

Casa Maria rejects funds from Walmart

Brian Flagg

November 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Casa Maria rejects funds from Walmart

Casa Maria rejects funds from Walmart

A volunteer sorts fruit

November 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Casa Maria rejects funds from Walmart

Casa Maria rejects funds from Walmart

The head of a local Catholic charity has declined a $2,000 donation from Walmart, citing what he says is the company's detrimental affect on the community.

November 22, 2012 12:01 am Photos

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Transit center may be swapped

Transit center may be swapped

Activist Brian Flagg uses a bullhorn during a protest on Monday against a potential land swap involving the Ronstadt Transit Center in downtown Tucson. About 70 people took part in the protest at the transit center.

October 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Transit center may be swapped

Transit center may be swapped

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Ronstadt Transit Center may be swapped for Painted Hills parcel

Ronstadt Transit Center may be swapped for Painted Hills parcel

City officials are discussing swapping the Ronstadt Transit Center and up to two other downtown properties to the owners of a scenic 284-parcel in the Painted Hills area to block development there.

October 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Bus fares to rise sharply under plan

Regular Sun Tran fares could rise 17 percent - and low-income fares could soar 70 percent - under a proposal to help offset $3 million in added costs for the city transit system.

March 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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