Sun Cities Area Transit System, Inc. was formed in 1982, by a group of concerned citizens who saw the need for special
transportation in the retirement community of Sun City, Arizona. Starting with one vehicle that had been donated, the
organization grew into a full service system providing paratransit services to our communities.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization and have been in continuous existance since 1982. We are also a Valley of the Sun
United Way partner. Our support comes from members of the community, community organizatons and from the Valley Metro
We are able to provide this needed service due to the generosity of members of the community, and especially the Lion's
Foundation of Sun City, on whose campus we base our operations.
On this page we honor the memory of Dale R. Shockley, Civil Engineer, who for many years served as President of the organization.
He was a pioneer in the area of alternative fuels. Today, we are one of the larger fleets using CNG as a principal fuel
as a result of his efforts.