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Tue, Jan 10, 2012

Avondale Zoom Makes Service Adjustments on Jan. 23

On Monday, January 23, the Zoom neighborhood circulator will make some minor route adjustments, including adding a stop at Walmart on Rancho Sante Fe Blvd.

“Ridership has been tremendous since the inaugural day of service, climbing to more than 7,500 riders per month.” said Kristen Sexton, Transit Coordinator for the City of Avondale.  “Since its launch in July 2011, we have monitored feedback from our passengers, and as a result, we’ve made a few adjustments to include additional stops to accommodate service needs.”

The Zoom bus, with its unique bright red logo and checkered flag graphics, traverses a 14-mile route between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. each weekday in accessible vehicles that seat between 8 and 11 passengers. Service operates every 30 minutes taking passengers to local destinations and attractions for 50 cents (exact change required) per trip.  Among the destinations on the Zoom route are: Estrella Mountain Community College, Estrella High School, Randall McDaniel Sports Complex, Avondale Civic Center and Library, Historic Avondale, Avondale Auto Mall, University Technical Institute, Gateway Pavilions and now Walmart.

Funding of the route is provided by local and federal transportation funds. Operations of the route are provided by the Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA).
For more information about Zoom or a map showing the new route, go to www.avondale.org/zoom. All Valley Metro transit information is available at ValleyMetro.org or by calling 602.253.5000; TTY 602.251.2039.

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