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Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Rail Service Increased for Final Four

Score a ride to Final Four fun with Valley Metro’s 3-point play:
1. Visit to plan your trip
2. Park for free at any of Valley Metro Rail’s 11 park-and-rides
3. Buy an All-Day pass for only $4

Valley Metro Rail service will operate until 2 a.m. on March 31 and April 1, and until midnight on April 2 and 3. Riders can access events at key light rail stations:
Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One at Phoenix Convention Center
  o 3rd St/Washington (westbound)
  o 3rd St/Jefferson (eastbound)
March Madness Music Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park
  o Roosevelt/Central Ave
  o McDowell/Central Ave

For Reese’s Final Four Friday on March 31 and Final Four games on April 1 and April 3, Valley Metro will provide special bus service to connect fans to University of Phoenix Stadium from the Valley Metro Rail park-and-ride at 19th Ave/Montebello. Regular fare is required.

Know Before You Go
• Before boarding Valley Metro, check the NCAA’s Clear Bag Policy. Only small clutch bags or clear plastic bags are allowed into Final Four events.
• Valley Metro will deploy additional fare inspection teams, and will partner with the Transportation Security Administration and Phoenix Police Transit Enforcement Unit and K9 teams to ensure the safety and security of riders.
• Allow extra time to get to your destination. Sunday, April 2 is Opening Day for the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Long lines and crowds are expected with the large events.
• Valley Metro ambassadors will be at select park-and-rides and downtown stations to guide passengers and answer questions.

For more information, visit

Final Four Train

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 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2016, total ridership for the system was 67 million passengers. Seven high capacity extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 66-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, 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, Instagram and Twitter or visiting



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