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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Total Transit will begin taking over Sun Shuttle dial-a-ride services from Handi Car starting Thursday, May 1, according to a Sun Tran release.

The new company, Total Transit will provide service to dial-a-ride passengers as well as operate the Sun Shuttle fixed route services across Pima County, in a new three year contract. 

Passengers who use the service were notified of the upcoming change via a letter.  All dial-a-ride passengers will need to use a new phone number (520) 792-9222 to reserve their space. Oro Valley Sun Shuttle services remain the same.

"Our new partner, Total Transit, has 30 years of experience in the industry, and we look forward to working with them to provide the best service possible," said Jeremy Papuga, Transit Services Director for Pima Association of Governments.  

The new vehicles are bright green and are branded as 'Discount Cab', they include more fuel-efficient Toyota Prius cars and Toyota Sienna vans. 

According to the release Handi Car will continue to provide similar services to help ensure a smooth transition for Total Transit. 

Additional information about service hours, routes and fares can be found at www.suntran.com or by calling (520) 792-9222.

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