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City Council to discuss purchasing Park & Ride on Tucson's southeast side

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Commuters on Tucson's southeast side could be one step closer to getting a Park & Ride facility in the Rita Ranch area.

On Tuesday, The Tucson City Council will discuss purchasing land at the new location.

The original location was going to be part of a shopping center but that center has not yet been built.

Council members will discuss purchasing a couple acres near East Old Vail and South Rita roads. Commuters would be able to leave a car there and either take public transportation or hitch a ride with a friend or co-worker.

The city had set up a temporary Park & Ride at South Houghton and Old Vail roads but too many cars were broken into and vandalized. After hearing concerns, the city took another look at it and chose the new spot.

The money to purchase this new Park & Ride lot would cost around $160,000.

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