Ride Transit free on Election Day in Tucson



Free Transit Fares on November 6th on Sun Tran, Sun Link and Sun Van

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 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and weekends from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.”

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Amanda Valenzuela

Marketing & Communications Specialist



3920 N. Sun Tran Blvd

Tucson, AZ 85705

Carolyn’s note:  No excuses not to vote on Tuesday Election Day, Nov. 6, now that you can ride the buses/Sun Link streetcar/Sun Van for free to get to the polls.  Don’t forget to return your early ballot today, in order for your votes to be counted.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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