Starting Aug. 1, bus riders will be paying more for a fine ride on a Sun Tran around town.
Transit Fare Increase Approved, Sun Tran news release
TUCSON, Ariz. – At a public hearing held yesterday, City of Tucson Mayor and Council voted to approve a transit
fare increase effective August 1, 2009.
Sun Tran’s one-way full fare will increase from $1 to $1.25, the express fare from $1 to $1.50, and the day pass from $2 to $3. Sun Van’s one-way full fare
will increase from $2 to $2.50. All economy fares remain unchanged for both systems.
I’ve never ridden a Sun Tran, but $1.25 still seems reasonable for a fare.
New York City subways and buses are up to $2 per ride. But then again, each NYC ride comes with a full comedy show.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen on a Tucson bus?
Odd Pueblo is a feature of funky stuff around town.
The amazing structure called the Rattlesnake Bridge snakes across Broadway near downtown Tucson.
Conceived by artist Simon Donovan, the bridge has won a number of awards for its unique metalwork and ability to reproduce a diamondback rattlesnake that will not kill you.
Many think the bridge is just part of an overall scheme to get from point A to point B. But we know better.
Sure, the bridge does add to the really neat plan to make Tucson totally accessible by bicycle, Segway and on foot while avoiding major roadways. Yet it has a deeper meaning and power.
An ancient Broadway legend has it that if you cross the bridge anywhere from one to six times you will be protected from rattlesnake bites during December. Cross it seven to 12 times and your protection extends to the remainder of the year. Cross it the unlucky 13 times and you better just stay home since rattlesnakes will purposely seek you out.
All protection, however, will be voided if you romp about barefoot in rattlesnake territory without watching your step.
Good idea from reader Korey K. to create a bug report/suggestion list.
Here we’ll list some of the bugs that are being ironed out on the site and offer a forum for suggestions. Some bugs are minimal (thankfully) while others are downright annoying. None are life-threatening, or at least we have no reports of anyone dying from the TucsonCitizen.com blog bugs yet.
Here’s several right off the bat:
• Commenters are for now required to give their life story, or at least fill out info boxes prior to commenting. This will change when the registration is up and running. The registration will put the commenting option back to how it was on the old site.
• ReCAPTCHA for commenters. This is the box that appears before a comment can be submitted. It makes you type in the text you see to prove you are human and not a computer spam generator. I thought this was go away but am not sure. Having to type in the ReCAPTCHA is overall less annoying than being overrun by spam. UPDATE from Andre IT – This will go away once the registration is up and running.
• Lack of avatars. Yes, we know we need those fun little pictures by our names. Coming soon.
• Time stamp is off. As it stands, it’s an hour later than it’s supposed to be. This ages us unnecessarily and makes us think we’re late for the dentist. It will be amended. UPDATE from Andre IT – This has been fixed.