- Your Voice
(StatePoint) American public transit ridership is the highest it’s been in 57 years, according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and millennials are riding the most -- in fact, nearly half of this generation say they have ridden public transit in the past six months.
As the election for Mayor and three Council seats draws near, it’s time we, as Oro Valley residents, open our eyes. Let’s take a look to see what the four incumbents have done as a council and as individuals.
“Regional collaboration is what happens when you think outside the box…By creating and taking advantage of opportunities for partnership, we have learned to extend our resources while redefining success and financial stability.”
On February 13, 2012, the Town of Oro Valley, in partnership with the Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County (RTA), launched the Sun Shuttle Dial-A-Ride transit service. This new service integrated the Town’s Coyote Run senior transit service, Handicar paratransit service and the RTA Sun Shuttle circulator service into a single, expanded service that provides mobility to more individuals in the Oro Valley area.
More people than ever are riding two wheels to work, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Between 2009 and 2010, Tucson saw its largest annual increase in ridership and more cyclists than ever on the roads.
A popular Oro Valley transit service has been spared a raft of cutbacks that would have left many disabled and elderly residents with few transportation choices.
A Sun Shuttle circulator bus route covering much of residential Oro Valley is proposed for elimination because of low ridership, according to a spokeswoman for operator Sun Tran.
There'll be some 30 cyclists with ties to Sanofi-aventis who'll pedal in El Tour de Tucson on Nov. 21.
Ridership on new Sun Shuttle circulator buses in the Northwest "is catching on" along some routes, and lagging on others, according to Regional Transportation Authority officials.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Sun Shuttle driver John Rodgers waits for riders at the Dove Mountain shopping center near Dove Mountain Boulevard and Tangerine Road. Rodgers' route goes from Ina and Thornydale roads to Dove Mountain and back six times per day during the week.
Letters to the editor published in the July 1, 2009, edition of The Explorer.
A new, $1.442 million park-and-ride facility was dedicated in the chill Monday morning in Oro Valley’s Rancho Vistoso.
Regional transportation provider Sun Tran this week started two new service routes to and from Oro Valley on Monday.
In response to Pima County’s request that Marana chip in for bus service, town officials have offered $25,777 to help fund the area’s three express routes.