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Fri, Dec 26, 2014

Valley Metro’s Enhanced Service on New Year’s Eve

PHOENIX, AZ — Valley Metro would like to remind riders of free rides and enhanced light rail and Tempe bus service on New Year’s Eve. 

New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31
• Coors Light Free Rides begins at 7 p.m. through end of service day on all bus, light rail and Dial-a-Ride services
• Light rail will operate a weekday schedule with extended hours until 2 a.m. to accommodate event crowds
• Buses will operate a regular weekday schedule
• Customer Service open 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
• Certain bus routes in Tempe will operate until 2 a.m. to serve the Circle K New Year’s Eve Block Party

    The following bus routes will provide service every 15 minutes from 6 - 9 p.m.:
    • Route 48 – Northbound from Arizona Mills Mall to Tempe Transportation Center
    • Route 62 – Northbound from Price & Guadalupe to Tempe Transportation Center
    • Route 62 – Southbound from Tempe Marketplace to Tempe Transportation Center
    • Route 65 – Northbound from Priest & Warner to Tempe Transportation Center
    • Route 66 – Northbound from Kyrene & Warner to Tempe Transportation Center
    • Route 72 – Northbound from Rural & Ray to Tempe Transportation Center
    • Orbit Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Venus – entire routes

    The following bus routes will provide service as needed from the Tempe Transportation Center from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.:
    • Route 48 – Southbound to Arizona Mills Mall
    • Route 62 – Southbound to Price & Guadalupe
    • Route 62 – Northbound to Tempe Marketplace
    • Route 65 – Southbound to Priest & Warner
    • Route 66 – Southbound to Kyrene & Warner
    • Route 72 – Southbound to Rural & Ray
    • Orbit Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Venus – entire routes as needed.

New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1
• Buses and light rail will operate a Sunday schedule
• Customer Service closed

Riders can easily access a menu of online tools to help plan their trips.

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 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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