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Mon, Sep 9, 2013

January 2014 Proposed Transit Service Changes

The public can offer feedback in a variety of ways on proposed Valley Metro service changes that provide many enhancements beginning on January 27, 2014. Service changes occur as a way to build and refine an effective regional transit system that supports Valley communities, businesses and residents. Comments on the following changes or improvements are being requested between September 9 and October 11.

  • Extend the route:  Routes 7, 10, 12, 16, 17/17A, 43, 51, 56, 59, 61, 154, ZOOM
  • Add trips:  Routes 72, 81, 156
  • Adjust the schedule:  Routes 562, 563, light rail
  • Modify the route:  Routes 0, 7, 12, 16, 17, 19, 41, 45, 70, 72, 154, 511, 685
  • Adjust frequency:  Route 3, 17/17A, 29, 50
  • Combine routes: Routes 17 and 17A

Routes operated by City of Phoenix: 0, 3, 7, 10, 12, 16, 17/17A, 19, 29, 41, 43, 50, 51, 59, 70, 154

For details, click here. Note: Information above is subject to change.

Public hearing

October 8, 2013, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Valley Metro Boardroom, 10th floor
101 N. 1st Ave., Phoenix
Persons needing disability accommodations should contact Valley Metro at 602.262.7433 or by email at

Tweet chat

October 8, noon-1 p.m.
Using #vmservice, learn more about the proposed service changes and ask questions of @ValleyMetroRPTA.

Online comment card

Complete an online comment card by Friday, October 11.

Email Valley Metro

For questions or additional information, email us at or call Customer Service at 602.253.5000.

All comments must be received by Friday, October 11, 2013.


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 calendar year 2012, total ridership for the system was 72.5 million passengers—an increase of 3.8 percent over 2011. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Six light rail extensions are planned or under construction 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. 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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