Sun Tran rolls out system improvements - Tucson News Now

Sun Tran rolls out system improvements

Sun Tran also plans to renovate approximately 120 bus stops around Tucson (Source: Tucson News Now). Sun Tran also plans to renovate approximately 120 bus stops around Tucson (Source: Tucson News Now).
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Sun Tran system improvements aimed to cut down on bus wait times and get you to your destination faster are now in effect.

Sun Tran has increased the frequency of service along twelve main weekday bus routes. The buses will now run every 15 minutes or less instead of 20 to 25 minutes.

Also, a total of 120 passenger shelters are currently being revamped and ­five new shelters will be installed at bus stop locations throughout Tucson.

You’ll soon see new bus signs popping up that will show bus stop numbers, which will allow passengers to use online trip planning. Tucson News Now talked to riders about the changes.

"Sometimes on the weekends I’d have to wait to 25 minutes just for the next bus just to get to work. I think it’d be good to cut down times though,"
Mark Dencer said.

In April, Sun Tran will begin to install plexiglass partitions around the driver seat on a total of 68 buses to help improve safety for the driver. That project is funded through federal grant money. 

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