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Tue, Jan 10, 2012

Service changes begin on Jan. 23

Phoenix, AZ (January 10, 2012)  From east valley to west valley, changes in bus service are occurring on January 23, 2012. Passengers can go online and check schedules and route maps before leaving for their destinations. Click here for a complete list of service changes.

“We continue to add tools that help make finding transit information easier,” said Scott Wisner, Valley Metro Customer Services Manager. “With the online Transit Book and NextRide, which gives bus and train arrival information, passengers can be self-reliant when planning transit trips.”

The Transit Book, which contains a summary of changes effective on January 23, is now available online or can be picked up at transit centers and on buses. Reference copies of the Transit Book are available at city libraries and city halls.

Two additions to service effective Monday, January 23 are shown below. There are no changes to the METRO light rail schedule.

• Route 251 – 51st Avenue: Route will travel from 27th Avenue and Baseline Road to Vee Quiva Casino at 51st Avenue and Komatke Lane offering 60 minute frequency.
• Route 563 – Buckeye Express: Route will travel from the new East Buckeye park-and-ride at the southwest corner of Jackrabbit Trail and Palm Lane to downtown Phoenix offering two morning and two afternoon trips. Each trip will stop at the Goodyear park-and-ride.

More than 30 bus routes will have adjustments on January 23, so passengers are advised to go online at www.ValleyMetro.orgto view all of the bus route changes.

The Transit Book is a 300-page comprehensive resource that passengers rely on for accurate information about riding transit. In addition to offering the schedules and maps for more than 80 bus routes and METRO light rail, the Transit Book features information in English and Spanish about fares, fare sales locations, and tips on how to ride the bus or light rail. 

Valley Metro RPTA provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County, including a clean-fuel bus fleet, low-emissions light rail, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Funding is provided by local and federal revenues. A board of 16 governments sets the policy direction for the agency and works to improve and regionalize the public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

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