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Tue, Apr 7, 2015

Service Changes Occur April 27

PHOENIX, AZ – Adjustments to Valley Metro transit service will take effect on Monday, April 27. Changes include several service enhancements and schedule adjustments to routes across the Valley including:

• Add trips: Route 685 – Buckeye
• Modify route: Routes 13, 56, 96, 108, 571
• New route: Central South Mountain East RAPID
• Park-and-ride relocation: Routes 573, 575
• Schedule adjustments: Routes 41, 45, 61, 72, 77, 81, 514, 562, 563,
      Central South Mountain West RAPID, Arizona Ave/Country Club Dr LINK

Schedule adjustments occur as a way to increase overall service efficiency while new service provides added travel options. Changes occur twice a year, in April and October, to help build and refine service for more than 250,000 daily riders.

The April edition of the Transit Book is being modified as a Transit Book supplement. The supplement will feature only the routes and schedules that will be affected on April 27. Routes not impacted by the service change on April 27 will remain the same as shown in the October 2014 Transit Book. Valley Metro is asking riders to keep their October issue if their routes are not changing.

To plan your next trip, Valley Metro has a menu of helpful online tools including NextRide, the trip planner and the new mobile app, Ridekick®.

For more information, visit The next round of service changes will occur in October 2015.
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 Fiscal Year 2014, total ridership for the system was 72 million passengers. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Seven light rail extensions are planned or under construction to create a 60-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 and Twitter or visiting

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