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.
Disabled riders on the city’s Sun Van service are closer to catching a break on fares, while at the same time putting more money into city coffers.
Even though your regular Road Runner is on the road this week, there are a couple of interesting transportation items to pass on in his absence — namely, the city might have a solution to that sticky Sun Van fare problem, and the promise to patch some of those crumbling city streets is moving along.
A proposal to eliminate the low-income rate for Sun Van used by many with a serious developmental or physical disability has been rejected.
Starting later tonight, city crews will be dragging the modern streetcar along part of its 3.9-mile route.
The vans start pulling into the parking lot below Patrick McCarthy’s second-floor office window about 2:30 every afternoon.
Being legally blind and a senior, I ride Sun Van five times a week. Since 2000, I have been a rider of Sun Van, a paratransit service for those with a current Americans with Disabilities Act eligibility card. It is an outstanding service and would receive my grade of A-minus for overall performance.
Let’s chalk this one up to the law of unintended consequences.
There were two things not in dispute during the second public hearing for the Sun Van rate increase held at the nonprofit Beacon Group on Tuesday.
Thousands of low-income residents who use Sun Van might soon be asking themselves whether they should go to the doctor's office or the grocery store.