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Mon, Oct 6, 2014

Service Changes Take Effect on Monday, October 27

PHOENIX, AZ – Adjustments to 24 Valley Metro bus routes take effect on Monday, October 27. Changes are made twice each year, in April and October, to help refine the service that is provided to 200,000 daily riders. In addition to changes, service will be added to the new Avondale park-and-ride, Sun City’s Banner Boswell Medical Center and Scottsdale’s SkySong business park.

“This fall, riders will primarily experience positive changes in bus service as we advance the region’s total transit network,” said Steve Banta, Valley Metro CEO. “Service to new destinations will help give residents more reasons to use transit, which is trending both locally and nationally.”

Click here for complete detail of all service changes.

The newest edition of the Valley Metro e-Transit Book is now available. The theme is “we are all connected” and that everyone benefits from transit through positive economic impacts, reduced congestion and improved air quality. Along with the Transit Book, Valley Metro also presents a new menu of online tools including e-schedule, NextRide, trip planner and the new mobile app, RideKick®, available later this fall.

Service changes occur twice a year as a way to build and refine an effective regional transit system that supports Valley communities, businesses and residents. For more information, visit valleymetro.org/servicechanges. The next round of service changes will occur in April 2015 with public input on potential service changes taking place in November 2014.

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 2013, total ridership for the system was 73.4 million passengers, which set a new record for bus and light rail boardings. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Seven light rail extensions are planned or are under construction that will 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 valleymetro.org.




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