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Public Hearing: Public Transit Proposed Service Changes

Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority, and member transit agencies, will conduct public hearings on proposed service changes to: Grand Avenue Limited (GAL), Routes 0, 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 27, 29, 35, 41, 43, 50, 51, 52, 59, 60, 67, 70, 80, 90, 136, 154, 510, 511, 512, 520, 521, 531, 532, 533, 540, 541, 542, 560, 562, 571, 581, I-17 RAPID, I-10 East RAPID, I-10 West RAPID, SR-51 RAPID, I-17 RAPID to Rail, and 251 (new service).

The regional transit system is considering service changes which may include reductions. The service reductions and changes may become effective as early as July 2012. Information is available online at ValleyMetro.org and at Valley Metro offices, 101 North 1st Avenue, Suite 1300, Phoenix, AZ 85003, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

Proposed Transit Service Changes for July 23, 2012
Local Routes Potential Service Change Description
0 - Central Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at south end of route.
1 Washington/Jefferson Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at east end of route.
3 - Van Buren Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at east and west ends of route.
7 - 7th Street Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at north end of route.
8 - 7th Avenue Potential extension of bus route to Dobbins Road at south end of route.
10 - Roosevelt Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at west end of route.
13 - Buckeye Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at west end of route.
16 - 16th Street Potential modification that restructures the service area of the route near Sunnyslope Transit Center.
17 - McDowell Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at east end of route.
17A - McDowell Potential route modification into Desert Sky Mall Transit Center at east end of route.
19 - 19th Avenue Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at northeast end of route.
27 - 27th Avenue Potential modification that restructures the service area at north end of the route; potential extension to Lower Buckeye Road at south end of the route.
29 - Thomas Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at east and west ends of route.
35 - 35th Avenue Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at north end of route.
41 - Indian School Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at west end of route.
43 - 43rd Avenue Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at north and south ends of route.
50 - Camelback Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at east and west ends of route.
51 - 51st Avenue Potential reduction of bus turnaround at south end of route; potential extension to Van Buren Street at south end of route.
52 - Roeser Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at east and west ends of route.
59 - 59th Avenue Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at south end of route.
60 - Bethany Home Potential modification that restructures the service area at the east end the route.
67 - 67th Avenue Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at south end of route.
70 - Glendale/24th Street Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at south end of route.
80 - Northern Potential modification that restructures the service area of the route near Sunnyslope Transit Center.
90 - Dunlap/Cave Creek Potential reduction of bus turnaround loop at east end of route.
154 - Greenway Potential reduction of bus turnaround at west end of route.
251 - 51st Avenue Pilot project. Service implemented in January to continue, and possible extension to Komatke Health Center.
Grand Avenue Limited Eliminate two round trips; Route begins in Peoria, stops in Glendale, then to Capitol via 19th Ave, to Central Station. Current El Mirage passengers served by Route 571.
   
Express Routes Potential Service Change Description
510 - Scottsdale Express Eliminate route. Passengers served by Route 512.
511 - Tempe/Scottsdale Airpark Express Take southern terminus to ASU/Tempe Transportation Center.
512 - Scottsdale Express Follow existing inbound to Shea/101, south to Scottsdale Community College, south to McDowell, west to 52nd St, south to 202, to downtown Phoenix.
520 - Tempe Express Route would provide direct service between Tempe Library Temporary Park & Ride (Rural & Southern) and downtown Phoenix stops (existing residential/arterial routing would be discontinued). Route would feature 2 morning/inbound trips and 2 afternoon/outbound trips.
521 - Tempe Express Route would provide limited stop service between Kiwanis Park Temporary Park & Ride (All America Way & Guadalupe) and downtown Phoenix stops (existing residential/arterial routing would be discontinued). Designated trips would also provide service to Tempe Sports Complex Temporary Park & Ride (Carver & Hardy). Route would feature 4 morning/inbound trips and 4 afternoon/outbound trips, and 2 trips each way would extend to Tempe Sports Complex Temporary Park & Ride.
531 - Mesa Express No change from October 2011 routing; eliminate 2 morning inbound trips and 1 afternoon outbound trip.
532 - Mesa Express Eliminate route. Passengers served by Route 535 and 512.
533 - Mesa Express Start route at Superstition Springs Transit Center.
540 - Chandler Express Eliminate route. Passengers served by Route 542 via new park and ride near IKEA or 521 from Tempe Sports Complex Temporary Park & Ride (Carver & Hardy).
541 - Chandler Express Eliminate one am inbound trip; divert east at Baseline to West Mesa Park and Ride, enter US60 at Country Club. Reduce stops to mile and half mile streets only.
542 - Chandler/Downtown Express Divert 3 of 5 trips off I-10 to a park and ride at/near Ikea. New park and ride near Ikea will serve former Route 540 passengers.
560 - Avondale Express Eliminate route. Passengers served by Route 562/563.
571 - Surprise Express Surprise park and ride, south on Dysart to Thunderbird, east to Grand Avenue, southeast to Van Buren, east to Central Station, south to Washington, west to Capitol.
581 - N Mountain Express Eliminate route. Passengers served by Route 573, RAPID or METRO.
   
RAPID Routes Potential Service Change Description
I-17 RAPID-to-Rail Eliminate route.
I-17 RAPID Potential reduction of the number of trips operated on Fridays.
SR-51 RAPID Potential reduction of the number of trips operated on Fridays.
I-10 West RAPID Potential reduction of the number of trips operated on Fridays.
I-10 East RAPID Potential reduction of the number of trips operated on Fridays.

 


Public Hearing Dates and Locations:


Wed., February 29, 2012
Glendale City Council Chambers
5850 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
Open House: 6 - 6:30 pm
Public Hearing: 6:30 - 7:15 pm

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Mesa City Plaza Building
20 E. Main St, Room 170
Mesa, AZ 85201
Open House: 6 - 6:30 pm
Public Hearing: 6:30 - 7:15 pm

Monday, March 5, 2012
Valley Metro
101 N. 1st Ave., 10th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Open House: 12 - 12:30 pm
Public Hearing: 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm


Local Public Meeting Dates and Locations:


Saturday, February. 25, 2012
Tempe History Museum
809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tempe Transportation Center
Don Cassano Community Room
200 E. Fifth St., Tempe
6:00 p.m

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Tempe History Museum
809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
6:00 p.m.

NOTE NEW DATE - Tuesday March 6, 2012
El Mirage City Council Meeting
Council Chambers
14010 N. El Mirage Road
El Mirage, AZ 85335
6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
City of Chandler Council Chambers
88 East Chicago Street
Chandler, AZ
Open House: 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Public Meeting: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
City of Scottsdale Public Meeting
One Civic Center Building
7447 E. Indian School Rd., - CDS 123
Scottsdale, AZ
Open House: 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Public Meeting: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Monday, March 12, 2012
City of Surprise Transportation Commission Meeting
Surprise City Hall - Council Overflow Room
16000N Civic Center Plaza
Surprise AZ, 85374
6:00 p.m.

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