New operator to take over Sun Shuttle transit services in Ajo area

January 22, 2024

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and Sun Tran want to notify the Ajo community of a change in operators for Sun Shuttle transit services in Ajo and western Pima County.

National Express Transit will take over the operation of Route 486, and all other bus routes serving Ajo and surrounding areas beginning today, January 22, 2024. National Express also operates all other Sun Shuttle and dial-a-ride services for the RTA. The change consolidates Sun Shuttle under one operator and provides simplified transit service delivery for the public. The change will not affect any service schedules for Route 486.

National Express will also operate the dial-a-ride service for the Ajo area. Dial-a-ride customers in the Ajo area can either call (520) 441-6545, or 1 (800) 242-9483 to schedule service.

The new operator also provides service from Ajo to Phoenix on behalf of Valley Metro.

Customers can access schedules and other Sun Shuttle information HERE, or by downloading TripShot from the app store on your smartphone. To learn more about the TripShot app click HERE.