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Tue, Apr 14, 2015

New Bus Trips Serve Buckeye

PHOENIX, AZ – Buckeye residents will soon have greater options for travel within their community. Starting April 27, Valley Metro is adding four daily round trips, Monday – Friday, to Route 685, which will operate between the Buckeye Community Center and Sundance Crossings with a stop at Watson and Yuma Roads.

The new service on Route 685 - Buckeye will help get residents to shopping, employment, medical appointments and community and civic facilities. Service will be provided with a 12-passenger vehicle that can accommodate two mobility wheelchair devices. Flex trip service will also be offered.

To celebrate the new service, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on April 27.

WHO:          Valley Metro, City of Buckeye
REMARKS:  Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck and a Valley Metro representative
WHAT:        Celebrate new Route 685 trips – Serves destinations in Buckeye
WHEN:        Monday, April 27, 8-9 a.m.
WHERE:      Buckeye Public Library - Coyote Branch, 21699 W. Yuma Road #116

The Route 685 – Buckeye service is being funded by the Arizona Department of Transportation and the city of Buckeye.
   
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 light rail. In Fiscal Year 2014, total ridership for the system was 72 million passengers. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Seven light rail extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 60-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 valleymetro.org.

About the City of Buckeye: The City of Buckeye, founded in 1888, is spread across 600 square miles of land, making Buckeye the largest city in Arizona, just surpassing Phoenix.  With a growing population of nearly 60,000 residents, Buckeye is expected to grow over 600% in population over the next decade.  After 126 years being known as the Town of Buckeye, voters changed our name to the City of Buckeye, making us Arizona’s newest city.  With a new status and room to grow, Buckeye has quickly become a hub for new business and economic development projects, and as our Mayor says, “Buckeye is Open for Business.”




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