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Tue, Jun 4, 2013

July 22, 2013 Transit Service Changes

Go to individual route pages to view detailed schedules effective July 22.

Service Changes Overview

Route 1—Washington Modify route to end at Sky Train Station.
Route 3—Van Buren Modify route to extend trips that end at 48th Street & Van Buren via south on 44th Street, east on Washington to Priest.  Route 3 will still terminate at the Zoo on some trips.
Route 7—7th Street Schedule adjustment.
Route 10—Roosevelt Modify route to extend trips west to 67th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.
Route 15—15th Avenue Routing change into Montebello Transit Center. Bus will travel west on Missouri, north on 19th Avenue, and east on Montebello into Montebello/19th Avenue Transit Center.
Route 16—16th Street Modify route to extend weekday peak trips north to Northern Avenue on 16th Street from Glendale Avenue.
Route 17A—McDowell Avondale– Schedule adjustments.
Route 39—40th Street Eliminate Route.
Route 39—40th Street (new) New 40th Street Route between Shea Boulevard and Paradise Valley Community College.
Route 43—43rd Avenue Schedule adjustments.
Route 51—51st Avenue Schedule adjustments.
Route 56—Priest Routing change to travel south on Priest to Ray Road and west to 48th Street and North on Priest to Botanical Gardens via Phoenix Zoo.
Route 59—59th Avenue Schedule adjustments.
Route 61—Southern Avenue Sunday schedule adjustments
Route 60—Bethany Home Routing change into Montebello Transit Center.  Bus will travel west on Missouri, north on 19th Avenue, and east on Montebello into Montebello/19th Avenue Transit Center. Schedule adjustment.
Route 67—67th Avenue Schedule adjustments.
Route 70—Glendale/24th St Schedule adjustments.
Route 80—Northern Extend route to SR-51 on Northern Avenue, on SR-51 to Shea Boulevard, and on Shea Boulevard to Mayo Clinic at 136th Street. 
Route 106—Peoria/Shea Modify route to end at Paradise Valley Mall Transit Center. Schedule adjustment.
Route 108—Elliot Modify route to travel west on Elliot, south on 48th Street to Chandler Boulevard.  Additional peak service to the 40th Street/Pecos Park and Ride.  Increase frequency in Chandler, Gilbert, and Mesa to 30 minute service weekdays and 60 minute service on weekends. 
Route 112—Country Club/Arizona Avenue Divert 1 additional trip in the afternoon to serve West Mesa Park-and-Ride.
Route 122—Cactus Modify route to end at 19th Avenue and Cactus Road; would no longer serve Metro Center Transit Center. Schedule adjustment.
Route 136—Gilbert Schedule adjustments.
Route 156—Chandler Modify route to extend the west end of route to 48th Street on Chandler Boulevard.
Route 184—Power Rd Shift weekday trips to facilitate transfers to Route 535.
Route 186—Union Hills Modify route to extend East on Mayo Boulevard to Scottsdale Road.
Central/South Mountain RAPID Eliminate two morning and two afternoon trips.
Route 251—51st Avenue Schedule adjustments.
Route 277—Baseline Schedule adjustments Switch from a “pilot route” to a permanent, seasonal route.
Route 511—Tempe/Scottsdale Airpark Express Minor reroute at the north end of the route to near the Scottsdale Airpark. Schedule adjustments.
Route 514—Scottsdale Express Schedule adjustments.
Route 571—Surprise Express Add one morning and one afternoon trip.
Route GAL—Grand Avenue Limited Schedule adjustments.
Route MARY—Maryvale Area Route for You Schedule adjustments.
Avondale ZOOM Schedule adjustments.
Miller Road Trolley Schedule adjustments.
Mesa Downtown BUZZ Designated trips will change routing on the turnaround.  Route will now travel south on Mesa Drive and West on 8th St.

Route-by-Route Service Changes

Local Routes

METRO Light Rail No change.
Mesa Main Street LINK Schedule adjustments.
Arizona Avenue LINK Weekday, Saturday, Sunday schedule Adjustments.
Grand Avenue Limited   Schedule adjustments.
Route 0—Central No change.
Route 1—Washington Modify route to end at Sky Train Station.
Route 3—Van Buren Modify Route to extend trips that end at 48th Street & Van Buren via South on 44th Street, East on Washington to Priest.  Some trips will still terminate at the Phoenix Zoo.
Route 7—7th Street Schedule adjustment.
Route 8—7th Avenue No change.
Route 10—Roosevelt/Grant Extension west to 67th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road.
Route 12—12th Street No Change.
Route 13—Buckeye No change.
Route 15—15th Avenue Routing change into Montebello Transit Center. Bus will travel west on Missouri, north on 19th Avenue, and east on Montebello into Montebello/19th Avenue Transit Center.
Route 16—16th Street Possible extension of weekday peak trips north to Northern Avenue on 16th Street from Glendale Avenue.
Route 17—McDowell No change.
Route 17A—Avondale Schedule adjustments.
Route 19—19th Avenue No change.
19th Avenue Connector No change.
Route 27—27th Avenue No change.
Route 29—Thomas No change.
Route 30—University No change.
Route 35—35th Avenue No change.
Route 39—40th Street Eliminate Route.
Route 39—40th Street (new)— New 40th Street Route between Shea Boulevard and Paradise Valley Community College.
Route 40—Apache/Main No change.
Route 41—Indian School No change.
Route 43—43rd Avenue Schedule adjustments.
Route 44—44th Street./Tatum No change.
Route 45—Broadway No change.
Route 48—48th Street No change.
Route 50—Camelback No change.
Route 51—51st Avenue Schedule adjustments.
Route 52—Roeser No change.
Route 56—Priest Routing change to travel south on Priest to Ray Road and west to 48th Street and North on Priest to Botanical Gardens via Phoenix Zoo.
Route 59—59th Avenue Schedule adjustments.
Route 60—Bethany Home Routing change into Montebello Transit Center.  Bus will travel west on Missouri, north on 19th Avenue, and east on Montebello into Montebello/19th Avenue Transit Center. Schedule adjustment.
Route 61—Southern Sunday schedule adjustments
Route 62—Hardy No change.
Route 65—Mill/Kyrene No Change.
Route 66—Mill/Kyrene No change.
Route 67—67th Avenue. Schedule adjustments.
Route 70—Glendale/24th Street Schedule adjustment.
Route 72—Scottsdale/Rural No change.
Route 77—Baseline No change.
Route 80—Northern Extend route to SR-51 on Northern Avenue, on SR-51 to Shea Boulevard, and on Shea Boulevard to Mayo Clinic at 136th Street. 
Route 81—Hayden/McClintock No change.
Route 90—Dunlap/Cave Creek No change.
Route 96—Dobson No change.
Route 104—Alma School No change.
Route 106—Peoria/Cactus Modify route to end at Paradise Valley Mall Transit Center. Schedule adjustment.
Route 108—Elliot Modify route to travel west on Elliot, south on 48th Street to Chandler Boulevard.  Additional peak service to the 40th Street/Pecos Park and Ride.  Increase frequency in Chandler, Gilbert, and Mesa to 30 minute service weekdays and 60 minute service on weekends. 
Route 112—Country Club/Arizona Divert 1 additional pm northbound trip to serve the West Mesa park-and-Ride
Route 120—Mesa Drive No change.
Route 122—Cactus/39th Avenue Possible modification of route to end at 19th Avenue and Cactus Road; would no longer serve Metro Center Transit Center. Schedule adjustments.
Route 128—Stapley Saturday Schedule adjustments.
Route 136—Gilbert Schedule adjustments.
Route 138—Thunderbird No change.
Route 154—Greenway No change.
Route 156—Chandler Boulevard Extend route to 48th Street
Route 170—Bell No change.
Route 184—Power Shift weekday trips to facilitate transfers to Route 535.
Route 186—Union Hills Modify route to extend East on Mayo Boulevard to Scottsdale Road
Route 251—51st Avenue Schedule adjustments
Route 277—Baseline Schedule adjustments. Switch from “Pilot” Route to permanent, seasonal route.

Circulator Routes

GUS 1&2 No Change.
GUS 3 No Change.
Scottsdale Downtown Trolley No Change.
Scottsdale Neighborhood Trolley No change.
Miller Road Trolley Schedule adjustments.
FLASH Forward No change.
FLASH Back No change.
FLASH McAllister No Change.
Orbit Earth No change.
Orbit Jupiter No change.
Orbit Mars No change.
Orbit Mercury No change.
Orbit Venus No Change.
DASH-Government No Change.
ALEX No change.
MARY Schedule adjustments.
SMART No change.
Buzz (Mesa) Designated trips will change routing on the turnaround.  Route will now travel South on Mesa Drive and West on 8th St.
ZOOM (Avondale) Schedule adjustments.

Express Routes

Express Route 511 Minor reroute at the north end of the route to near the Scottsdale Airpark. Schedule adjustments.
Express Route 514 Schedule adjustments.
Express Route 520 No change. 
Express Route 521 No change.
Express Route 522 No change.
Express Route 531 No change.
Express Route 533 No change.
Express Route 535 No change.
Express Route 541 No change.
Express Route 542 No change.
Express Route 562 No change.
Express Route 563 No change.
Express Route 571 Add one morning and one afternoon trip. Shift pm trips
Express Route 573 No change.
Express Route 575 No Change.

RAPID Routes

SR-51 RAPID No change.
I-10 East RAPID No change.
I-10 West RAPID No change.
I-17 RAPID No change.
CSM-RAPID Eliminate two morning and two afternoon trips.

Rural Routes

Rural Route 685 No change.




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