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Fri, Dec 21, 2012

New Year’s Holiday Transit Schedules

PHOENIX, AZ —With an abundance of celebrations and festivities at this time of year, Valley Metro asks passengers to check bus and light rail schedules before taking any trips on transit. Bus and light rail will have varying holiday schedules.

On New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31:

-Valley Metro light rail will operate a weekday schedule with extended hours until 2 a.m. to accommodate event crowds
-Valley Metro buses will operate a regular weekday schedule
-Bus service in Tempe will operate a weekday schedule until 2 a.m. outbound from the Transportation Center at Fifth and College
-Customer Service at 602.253.5000 will be open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

On New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1:

-All Valley Metro buses and light rail will operate a holiday/Sunday schedule
-Customer Service will be closed.

For more information, contact Customer Service at 602-253-5000 or go to or

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.

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