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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Some bus riders will be speaking out on Monday about proposed cuts to routes around Tucson.

It is one of several proposed cuts by the City of Tucson which has to slash millions of dollars from its budget. 

Riders are saying trimming bus routes will only hurt those who need it most.  In just a few hours, the Tucson Bus Riders Union will be outside City Hall to protest proposed changes to those bus routes.

This week the Tucson City Council could move forward on those proposed changes to nearly a dozen bus routes in Tucson, in order to cut money from the city budget.

Those with the Bus Riders Union say it will desperately impact people in Tucson, especially low income residents.  Union officials argue the proposed cuts would be going against civil rights laws protecting people from discrimination.  According to a city analysis looking at the issue, low income populations are not protected under Title 6.

However, it advises the city should evaluate the impact it will have on folks who rely on the bus to get around. 

The Bus Riders Union will make their case this morning at 11:30 a.m. outside City Hall. 

 

 

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