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Wed, Aug 31, 2011

Avondale’s Zoom bus is a Winner

Phoenix, AZ (August 31, 2011)  Ridership on the Avondale Zoom neighborhood circulator bus service has gotten off to a winning start. Getting the green flag on Monday, July 25, the Zoom bus now averages more than 300 riders each day.


“Our residents told us they would like alternative modes of transportation to move around the community to shop, dine, get to work or attend institutions of higher learning,” said Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers. “The Zoom circulator service offers an economical, convenient and greener way to take people to the places they need and want to go around town, as well as make connections to routes that will take them to destinations outside Avondale.” 

Zoom statistics show that more riders are using the new service each week.

The Zoom bus, with its unique bright red logo and checkered flag graphics, travels 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 per trip.

Funding of the route is provided by federal and local funds and operations is provided by the Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA). The route connects with Valley Metro bus Route 3 at the Avondale Civic Center and Route 17A at 99th and McDowell avenues. Full fare must be paid when boarding these routes.

For more information about Zoom, go to All Valley Metro transit information is available at or by calling (602) 253-5000; TTY (602) 251-2039.

Valley Metro RPTA provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County, including a clean-fuel bus fleet, low-emissions light rail, a bio-diesel Dial-a-Ride fleet, online carpool matching and bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Funding is provided by local and federal revenues. A board of 16 governments sets the policy direction for the agency and works to improve and regionalize the public transit system.


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