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Transit drivers don’t have an easy job, they just make it look that way. Meet some of the men and women who love getting you where you need to go – safely.
Learn how an urban transit lot is transforming into a global gift shop in the hopes of making a world of difference.
This Veterans Day, we recognize veterans who continue to serve our community through transit.
How a new era in bus service aims to improve the quality of life for thousands of bus riders.
Customer Service expands its hours in October. The question most often answered by reps and why they can relate to riders.
More than 44,000 people ride light rail every weekday. So was it destiny that brought two people together on one train ride? Find out why they say what happened is meant to be.
Triple digit temps, cool cocktails and a rail rodeo bring international attention to the Valley.
You don’t see it, but it exists: a virtual wall keeps people from reaching their destinations. Now, the community comes together to break down these barriers.
“Work is no longer a job when you have fun.” A refreshing perspective from the operator behind the wheel of the Fresh Express bus.
Go along for a ride with three bicyclists who explain how you can get a lot of mileage out of two wheels.
19th Avenue is more than a busy street in Phoenix. It’s home to families, workers and business owners. How light rail is enhancing this community and providing new connections.
What does Last Comic Standing have to do with riding bus, light rail or Dial-a-Ride? All transit agencies work to provide accessibility for every passenger. It’s a topic we take seriously. But one comedian is using laughter to get to the heart of the matter.
Here’s some game-winning transit moves to successfully kick-off the College Football Playoff.
Rail stations vital in offering a safe place for teens that have nowhere to turn.
Two commuters reveal the unique ways ridesharing changed their everyday travel and lives.
Tired of sitting in traffic? Get back more of your valuable time.
New things to see and places to go are just a train ride away.
Learn about some of the crews who play a critical role in bus and light rail service and maintenance even during record-setting heat.
For anyone who’s spent any time during the summer in the Valley of the Sun, they know the desert can be brutal. Learn what Valley Metro does to keep you as comfortable as possible in the triple digit heat.
The definition of transit is to pass from one place to another. For a 15-year-old Valley student, transit means a connection to the future. Yet, this story has strong ties to the past.
Changes come to Valley Metro bus routes twice a year. Find out why, how it impacts you and how you can make a difference.
On the roads 365 days a year. Why operating a bus or train shouldn’t be taken for granted.
My name is Ann and I have a confession to make. Like many other working adults living in a two-car household, I had never tried to ride the bus or light rail in the Valley. Until recently. Then I heard about Ridekick™.
A growing number of commuters in Maricopa County are saving money, time and the environment by sharing the ride. Learn how you can make better use of your valuable commute time with ShareTheRide.
It’s an exciting time as the Valley becomes the epicenter of entertainment. Super Bowl XLIX is coming to Arizona on February 1, 2015, and with it, a host of once-in-a-lifetime events. Want to experience the action or simply get to and from work without hassle? Valley Metro is here to help you!
Fire. It’s been around since the Early Stone Age. Ancient civilizations used fire for light, heat, cooking, making tools and keeping predator animals away. Fire was a fundamental and critical element of survival.
Today, we are learning more about the consequences of that ancient necessity as we burn wood just for the sake of ambiance. While there’s nothing more quixotic than a toasty, crackling fire in a fireplace, the side effects can wreak havoc on our lungs.
We all do it, a countless little thing that seems so harmless.
Returning just one more text while walking down the street. Listening with our ear buds while we cross the light rail tracks to save a few feet. Running alongside a bus to get the operator’s attention. After all, we’re busy. Or we’re late for the staff meeting, late for our shift again, late for class again.
Art allows us to cross divides, find common ground and build bridges. It delivers joy yet offers solitude. It’s very personal but can be displayed publicly for all to enjoy. The integration of art into transit is intentional yet unexpected. Naturally, art can be found in the most typical places: galleries, museums and corporate lobbies. But why is art incorporated into transit facilities such as bus stops and rail stations?
Everything you need to know about transit as the school year begins plus recommendations on hot spots along the light rail line.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on behind the wheel of the bus.
These three incredible rider stories will inspire you to say hello to the person sitting next to you, despite any (understandable) grumpiness caused by the triple digit heat.
Get a unique perspective from two talented riders on why bicycling is their preferred method of travel and learn what it will take for the Valley to become a truly bike-friendly community.
Inside the Ride is a new monthly blog published by Valley Metro that gives readers an inside look at transit topics that are important to Valley riders.