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Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Service Changes Take Effect on October 26

PHOENIX, AZ – Changes to Valley Metro bus service take effect on Monday, October 26, 2015. Bus routes that serve ASU, Chandler, Goodyear, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe will be adjusted to better serve riders and streamline the regional network of bus routes. Significant changes include:

• Route 19 – 19th Avenue: With construction progress on the Northwest Phoenix light rail extension, Route 19 returns to its original routing on 19th Avenue between Bethany Home Road and Dunlap Avenue.
• 19th Avenue Connector: Eliminate route that was implemented to meet added demand during light rail construction.
• Route 61 – Southern: In Mesa, increase frequency to 30 minutes on Sundays.
• FLASH McAllister: Eliminate route at end of ASU fall semester to streamline service in Tempe. (Effective December 14, 2015).
• FLASH Back: Add service from 6 – 10 p.m. at 15 minute frequency. (Effective January 11, 2016).

Click here for complete detail of all service changes. The new edition of the October 2015 Transit Book is now available online. Plan your next trip with online tools such as NextRide, trip planner and Ridekick®, Valley Metro’s mobile app.

Service changes occur twice a year, in April and October, as a way to build and refine an effective regional transit system that supports Valley communities, businesses and residents.  The next round of service changes will occur in April 2016. For more information, visit

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 23 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2015, total ridership for the system was 71 million passengers. Six light rail 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 and Twitter or visiting

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