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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Sun Tran and theCity of Tucson are hosting several open houses, seeking public input on changesto Sun Tran services and a fare increase.  According to a recent release the service changes impact 28 of the 40fixed routes, input is sought on how the changes affect passengers. 

Openhouses will happen at the following times and locations:

March 18 – from 5 to 7 p.m. at ClementsRecreation Center (8151 E. Poinciana Drive)

March 20 – from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. atJoel D. Valdez Main Library (101 N. Stone Avenue)

March 20 – from 2 to 4 p.m. at Universityof Arizona Student Union, Catalina Room, 3rd floor. Parking available at SecondStreet Garage.

March 22 – from 10 a.m. to Noon at El RioNeighborhood Center, (1390 W. Speedway)

March 25 – from 1 to 3 p.m. at El PuebloNeighborhood Center, (101 W. Irvington Road)

March 26 – from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ward 2Council Office, (7575 E. Speedway)

March 28 – from 10 a.m. to noon at theWoods Memorial Library, (3455 N. First Avenue)

Those who are unable to attend any of theopen houses, can find details at www.suntran.comand provide their feedback by either calling (520) 792-9222 or by sending amessage to suntraninfo@tucsonaz.gov   There will also be an online survey availableMarch 18, as well. 

The proposed changes were based on theComprehensive Operational Analysis and Bus Rail Interface Report, which weredeveloped to help bridge the $33 million gap predicted in the City's general fundfor fiscal year 2015 and would decrease the City's general fund contribution totransit, according to a recent City of Tucson release.

For more information, call Sun Tran'sCustomer Service Center at (520) 792-9222 (for persons with hearing and speech impairments, callTDD: 520-628-1565). Except on major holidays, the Customer Service Center is open weekdaysfrom 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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