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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

In a unanimous vote, the Tucson City Council rejected a proposed Sun Van fee increase.

At Tuesday night's meeting, the council heard testimony for about an hour. People who addressed the council said they live on a tight budget and an increase would force them to stay home and stop using the bus system.

Sun Van, Tucson's paratransit agency says it provides more than 400,000 rides a year to people with disabilities.

If the proposed fee increase would have passed, it would have increased fare to $2 in October, 2013 and increased fare again to $3 in July, 2014.

According to District 9 Arizona State Representative, Ethan Orr, the City of Tucson could be eligible for more than $1 million in funding from the State Division of Developmental Disabilities to help paying for increasing costs.

The city council also said a fee increase in the future could still be a possibility.

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