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Thu, Mar 22, 2012

Phoenix Conducts Hearings on Bus Service Changes

PROPOSED CHANGES FOR LOCAL BUS ROUTES, RAPID(tm), AND EXPRESS COMMUTER SERVICE, OPERATING IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX, TO BE EFFECTIVE JULY 23, 2012

Sixteen public meetings and a public hearing will be held to present proposed changes to City of Phoenix funded local Valley Metro routes, and RAPID(tm) and Express commuter routes, which provide service throughout the City of Phoenix.  Proposed changes would be effective on July 23, 2012, and could include modification of several bus end-of-line segments (on Routes 0, 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 13, 17, 17A, 19, 27, 29, 35, 41, 43, 50, 51, 52, 59, 60, 67, 70, 90 and 154) to end provision of passenger service or modify the end-of-line segment; modification of Route 16 and 80 to no longer enter Sunnyslope Transit Center; elimination of the RAPID-to-Rail route; modification of Express routes that travel into the city of Phoenix; and modification of all RAPID route Friday schedules.

Public meetings will be held 30 minutes prior to City of Phoenix annual budget hearings, which will be conducted April 3-19, 2012. Members of the public may provide comment on the proposed changes at those meetings or during the budget hearings.

The public hearing will be held immediately following the Thurs., April 12, 2012 Citizens Transit Commission meeting, scheduled for 7:30-9:30 a.m., at the Phoenix Public Transit Department Office, 302 N. 1st Ave., Conference Room 7A.

Written comments accepted:  “July 2012 Bus Service Changes,” City of Phoenix Public Transit Department, 302 N. 1st Ave., Suite 900, Phoenix AZ 85003 or e-mailed to pubtrans@phoenix.gov until 5:00 p.m., Fri., April 20, 2012.  Information on proposed bus service changes will be posted at www.phoenix.gov/publictransit/july2012.html

This information can be provided in an alternate format upon request.  For reasonable accommodations, please call Don Phillips as early as possible to coordinate needed arrangements.  Call 602-262-7242 (voice) or TTY 602-534-5500, or e-mail pubtrans@phoenix.gov.


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