Tucson Transit fares still waived during pandemic


“Transit fares remain free. Sun Tran will announce when fares will be reinstated on social media, our website, on buses and at transit centers.”

Regular bus fare is $1.50 one way with various discounts,using Sun Go card:


To ride the 4 mile Sun Link streetcar, the all day pass costs $4.50, with semester discounts for UA Students.  If you have a Sun GO card, you can use it on Sun Link, for $1.60 deduction one way.


All transit in Tucson went free on March 21 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and has been free ever since then:

City of Tucson waives transit fares during month of March, due to COVID-19 concerns – updated

Signs on the buses and on Sun Link say “essential trips only” for grocery shopping and medical visits, and they have been running during this pandemic with low ridership. Recently we have seen more riders using the buses in town.

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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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