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Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Valley Metro Receives Industry Accolades

PHOENIX, AZ – Valley Metro continues to receive recognition for its leadership in the transit industry as it grows to connect more communities and people to opportunities. Valley Metro received three prestigious awards over the summer.

  • Esri, the worldwide leader in geographic information system software, named Valley Metro a 2017 Special Achievement in GIS award winner. The award recognizes the Valley Metro Ridership Data Portal for its outstanding GIS technology. The data portal provides access to customized transit ridership reports and serves as a model for the industry. Click here to view to Valley Metro Ridership Data Portal.
  • The Northwest light rail extension is the recipient of the 2017 Public Works Project of the Year in transportation by the American Public Works Association, Arizona Chapter. The extension opened in March 2016 connecting riders to businesses and residences along 19NORTH. To learn more about the Northwest Extension, visit
  • Valley Metro received the South West Transit Association Spotlight award for its fun and clever way of educating riders on alternative modes of transportation. The Change Your Game Plan campaign uses board games and testimonials from Valley commuters to showcase the benefits of using alternative modes of transportation, such as carpool and telecommuting.

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 2016, total ridership for the system was 67 million passengers. Seven high capacity extensions are planned or are 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 and Twitter or visiting


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