Hearing on SunTran fare increase

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson transit officials are getting more feedback on proposed fare increases for SunTran riders.

The city needs to find $1.6 million to fund the bus system.

On the table is a 25-cent jump in the full-price fares, to $1.50.

Day passes would increase 50 cents to $3.50.

And most controversially, low income fares would rise 20 cents, up to 60 cents.

If council approves the increases they would take effect july 1.