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Sun, Dec 6, 2015

New Desert Sky Transit Center Opens

PHOENIX, AZ - The Phoenix Public Transit Department informs the public the new Desert Sky Transit Center in west Phoenix is now open for service.

“The new transit center is a state-of-the-art facility that brings improved safety and convenience for bus riders into the heart of Maryvale,” Councilman Michael Nowakowski said. “This community is one of the biggest users of our bus system and this new facility will serve more than 140,000 people a year for years to come.”

The new transit center, comfortably close to the existing facility, is located at 79th Avenue and Thomas Road. The center features many significant upgrades over the current Desert Sky Mall facility aimed at improving the overall bus rider experience, including:

  • Spacious covered seating and waiting areas
  • Three digital information kiosks
  • Drinking fountains
  • Covered parking
  • Bike racks and bike lockers
  • Drinking fountains
  • Covered parking

Assigned bus stalls for each route that services the center, including:

  • Route 29 – Thomas Road
  • Route 75 – 75th Avenue
  • Route 83 – 83rd Avenue
  • I-10 West RAPID
  • MARY – neighborhood circulator
  • Route 685 – Ajo/Gila Bend to Phoenix connector

Construction on the facility began in February 2015 using Maricopa County transportation sales tax and federal funds.

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