TUCSON, Ariz. – The City of Tucson will offer free transit fares all day on Tuesday, November 6th, to make it easier for citizens to vote on Election Day. Drivers for Sun Tran, Sun Link and Sun Van are represented by Teamsters Local 104.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for voters to get to the polls,” said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. “The right to vote is so important, and we want to ensure that everyone who’s eligible to vote has the opportunity to vote.”
I think it’s great that the city is willing to give people free rides to exercise their civic duty,” Teamsters Local 104 Business Agent Kevin Hampton said. “Our members are happy to participate in this program and we are grateful for their service.”
Everyone is welcome to ride Sun Tran, Sun Express, and the Sun Link streetcar for free. For Sun Van paratransit passengers, rides will also be free. Sun Shuttle and Sun Shuttle Dial-a-Ride are not participating in the Free-Ride Day, so those riders will pay the regular fare.
To find their polling place, registered voters can visit the Pima County Elections Department website. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Passengers are encouraged to plan their route before Election Day.