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Mon, Sep 10, 2012

Comment on Phoenix bus route changes

Public invited to comment on proposed bus route changes

PHOENIX—With the anticipated start of light rail construction on 19th Avenue and the launch of the PHX Sky Train at Sky Harbor, the Phoenix Public Transit Department is proposing changes to city bus routes effective January 28, 2013 and the public is invited to make comments. Other service changes include the new RAPID route and the Sunnyslope neighborhood circulator route.

The public can attend several public meetings and a public hearing, or send comments to the department, or take an on-line survey. Comments will be accepted until September 26, 2012.

Bus routes 15, 19, and 60, which run on 19th Avenue, will be modified to avoid light rail construction area but a shuttle service is proposed along 19th Avenue from Bethany Home to MetroCenter Mall to service passengers in that zone.

Bus routes 1, 13, and 44, which service the Sky Harbor area, will change to connect transit passengers to the PHX Sky Train, which will be launched in early 2013.

Other proposed changes include making the RAPID Central/South Mountain route permanent – it is currently on a 180-day trial run; and shortening Sunnyslope’s SMART neighborhood circulator route to improve service frequency.

Information is available at, which includes an on-line survey about the proposed changes. The public can also attend any of the three public meetings or the public hearing; and submit comments via email or Twitter.

Public Meetings

  • September 13, 6 a.m. – 8 a.m., Sunnyslope Transit Center, 8927 N. 3rd St., Phoenix
  • September 18, 5:30 a.m. – 8 a.m., 27th Avenue & Baseline Park-and-Ride, Phoenix
  • September 18, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.Orangewood Elementary School, Cafeteria, 7337 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix (after light rail discussion)

Public Hearing

  • September 19, 2012, 6:00 p.m.until all comments are heard, with a 5:30 p.m.Open House to review information, at the City of Phoenix Public Transit Department, 302 N. First Avenue, 7th floor Conference Room, Phoenix.


“January 2013 Bus Service Changes” comments will be accepted until midnight September 26, 2012

Take the on-line survey; or send written comments to: Phoenix Public transit Department, 302 N. First Avenue, #900, Phoenix, Arizona 85003; or email or

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