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PHOENIX, AZ — Valley Metro and the Town of Fountain Hills are partnering to conduct a survey to determine transit needs in the local community. As part of a comprehensive transit study, a public survey will help identify:
• Transit services that may connect to the regional system
• Transit ridership market in Fountain Hills
• Potential transit mode alternatives
Public input will help Town officials make informed decisions on how to invest in efficient and effective transit service for the local community. The survey must be completed by March 31 and can be found at ValleyMetro.org. Click here to take the survey.
Incorporating the survey results, service options will be developed including:
• Review of transit service options: neighborhood circulator, local and express bus, Dial-a-Ride services, and vanpools
• Recommendations for hours of operation and amount of service
• Cost estimates for service options
• Potential funding sources
As part of the final planning study, Valley Metro will provide the Town with service recommendations, potential funding options and phasing. The planning study will present transit recommendations as long-term and short-term investments.
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 METRO light rail. In fiscal year 2012, total ridership for the system was 71 million passengers. The first 20-miles of light rail opened December 2008 and served 13.5 million riders in 2012 exceeding the prior year by six percent. Six light rail extensions are under way that will create a 57-mile system by 2032. Valley Metro also offers transit options including commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. A board of 16 governments sets the policy direction for the agency and works to improve and regionalize the public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter or visiting ValleyMetro.org.