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Tue, Oct 10, 2017

20K+ Miles of Bus Service Added Oct. 23

PHOENIX – Valley Metro adds first time bus service to areas of Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix and Tempe beginning Monday, Oct. 23. In addition, there are route updates that riders should be aware of before beginning their trips on Monday, Oct. 23.

“Combined, the new service will connect Valley residents to 40,000 jobs at employers located along the routes,” said Scott Smith, Valley Metro CEO. “It’s very exciting for Valley Metro to connect communities that are new to transit and offer residents another travel option for reaching important destinations.”

New Routes

  • Route 83 – extension on 83rd Avenue from Camelback to Arrowhead Transit Center
  • Route 140 – new route on Ray Road from 48th Street to Gilbert Road
  • Orbit Saturn in Tempe – south of US 60 between Baseline and Elliot roads
  • ZOOM North in Avondale – north of I-10 between McDowell and Indian School roads

Route Celebrations

Officials are kicking off the new service with special events on:
-Monday, Oct. 16, 5-6 p.m.: Avondale ZOOM North, Avondale Civic Center
-Monday, Oct. 23, 8-9 a.m.: Route 83 celebration at Peoria Sports Complex

In addition to serving multiple employers, each route will travel to popular destinations for shopping, entertainment and education. To view all changes in service beginning Oct. 23, visit

Use Valley Metro’s online tools to get schedules and route maps, as well as next bus arrival information.

Public Invited to Weigh In on April 2018 Bus Service Changes

    Changes to bus service occur twice per year as a way to add service or maximize efficiency of routes. The next service change occurs April 23, 2018. There are several ways to give input on proposed changes:
  • Webinar: Nov. 7 at noon; online registration at begins Oct. 16
  • Public hearing: Nov. 14 from 5-6:15 p.m.; 101 N. 1st Avenue, 10th floor
  • Complete an online comment card starting Oct. 16
  • Email comments to Oct. 16-Nov. 17.

For more information about proposed April 2018 service changes, visit

About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2017, total ridership for the system was 66 million passengers. Seven high capacity transit extensions are planned or under construction that will create a 66-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visiting
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