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Today’s question: “Why aren’t there better public transportation options to travel to Tucson? With so many accidents on I-19 with the housing growth there should be better options."
Answer: While I don’t have an exact answer as to why there aren’t better public transportation options to travel to Tucson, I did some research on the transportation services in the area that provide rides. According to an online guide developed by the Green Valley Council and Green Valley Recreation, Sun Shuttle by Sun Tran is the only public transportation service that provides rides from Green Valley and Sahuarita to Tucson. However, Friends In Deed and Valley Assistance Services are two local resources in which volunteers provide transportation from Green Valley to Tucson at no charge.
Sun Shuttle by Sun Tran offers Route 421, which is free until Dec. 31. The route has stops at the Laos Transit Center on Irvington Road and the Ronstadt Transit Center at North Sixth Avenue and East Congress Street in downtown Tucson. Be sure to check the route schedule for daily departure and arrival times. Unfortunately, Sun Shuttle doesn’t offer its Dial-A-Ride service from Green Valley to Tucson.
Friends In Deed is a free local service that offers two categories of transportation to and from medical, governmental, financial and legal appointments in Tucson based on the passenger’s needs. The Personal Driver program provides volunteers who use their personal vehicles to transport passengers who have... (More)