Providing Public Transportation
Alternatives for the Greater
Phoenix Metro Area

Valley Metro

Valley Metro is the regional public transportation agency providing coordinated, multi-modal transit options to residents of greater Phoenix. With a core mission of advancing a network of transit services, Valley Metro plans, develops and operates the regional bus and light rail systems and alternative transportation programs for commuters, seniors and people with disabilities.


Valley Metro provides our customers with a safe, efficient and reliable total transit network.


Valley Metro is a leader in connecting communities and building a vibrant, sustainable region.


Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA)
In 1993, the Valley Metro board adopted the name Valley Metro as the identity for the regional transit system in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Under the Valley Metro brand, local governments joined to fund the Valley-wide transit system that the public sees on the streets today. Valley Metro Board member agencies include Avondale, Buckeye, Chandler, El Mirage, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Maricopa County, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson and Wickenburg.

Valley Metro Rail
In 2002, Valley Metro Rail Inc., a nonprofit, public corporation is formed and charged with the design, construction and operation of the region’s 66-mile high-capacity transit system. Valley Metro Rail Board member cities include Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale and Chandler. This Board establishes overall policies and provides general oversight of the agency and its responsibilities.

Valley Metro services:

  • Local, Express and RAPID commuter bus service
  • Light rail
  • Neighborhood circulators
  • Rural route
  • Dial-a-Ride
  • Vanpool service
  • Online carpool and vanpool matching system
  • Assistance to local businesses to help them meet the Maricopa County trip reduction goals through alternative modes of transportation (bus, light rail, carpool, vanpool, bike, telework)