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New Sun Shuttle route kicks off tomorrow

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New Sun Shuttle route starts Monday Dec. 3, 2012 servicing Southeast Tucson & Rita Ranch. New Sun Shuttle route starts Monday Dec. 3, 2012 servicing Southeast Tucson & Rita Ranch.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Sun Shuttle is launching a new bus route, giving more options for bus riders in Southeast Tucson and the Rita Ranch area.

Passengers boarding this Sun Tran bus at Golf Links and Kolb will have another option starting tomorrow.

The Sun Shuttle will start a new route providing new options to people living in Southeast Tucson and the Rita Ranch area, like Manuel Ferrera.

"People like me who work and need to get to and from places who can't afford a vehicle and we rely on the bus system."

Here are the following stops:

Kolb & Golf Links park and ride.

Escalante and Pantano

PCC East

Seven Generations at Thunder Sky

Bilby at Courtland

Valencia at Houghton

Rita at Houghton

Nexus at La Palma

Old Vail Park & Ride

UA Tech Park

Passengers will also be allowed to transfer to other Sun Tran routes for free. A gas station in Rita Ranch is already handing out these brochures to its customers and people living here welcome the new route.

"We're starting to grow and I know there's a lot of development starting right now. We're widening the road on Houghton so there's enough traffic to need some more types of transportation," said Courtney Nielsen, a Rita Ranch resident.

The $2.1 billion plan approved by Pima County voters in 2006 will be in effect until February 9th of next year.

It's a plan Carlos Reed says is long overdue.

"We were a one car family. I needed our primary vehicle in virginia. We thought there was public transportation here so my family could get around but then we found out there was not," said Reed.

On Monday, passengers will get to ride route 450 for free but starting Tuesday, you'll have to pay the normal dollar fifty fee for adults.

Also happening Monday, a ceremony will take place at Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Dr. Tucson, AZ. at 9:15 a.m. for anyone wanting to learn more about this new route.

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