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Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Valley Metro Independence Day Service

Thousands of people in the Valley will be celebrating at local Independence Day festivities and Valley Metro is preparing to serve riders on Monday, July 4, 2016.

Valley Metro Rail will operate a Sunday schedule with enhanced service starting at 5 p.m. to support holiday festivities in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Riders can use the following stations for local events:

•      Fabulous Phoenix 4th: Campbell/Central Ave (post-event westbound travel) or Indian School/Central Ave (post-event eastbound travel)
•      July 4th Tempe Town Lake Festival: Mill Ave/3rd St
•      Arizona Celebration of Freedom: Center/Main St

• Tempe bus service will be extended to support the July 4 Tempe Town Lake Festival. Many bus routes will run every 15 minutes northbound to the Mill Avenue District until 8 p.m. with return service until midnight on southbound routes.

• In Mesa, Route 40 – Main Street will offer trips every 30 minutes until 11 p.m. to support the Arizona Celebration of Freedom festivities.

• Bus service will operate a Sunday schedule.
 
Riders should expect greater use of park-and-rides and light rail trains on Independence Day especially at the conclusion of the events. Riders are encouraged to plan ahead, purchase fare in advance and allow extra time to reach their destinations. Parking at park-and-rides is free. An All-Day pass is $4. For more information, visit valleymetro.org.

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 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2015, total ridership for the system was 73 million passengers. Seven high capacity 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 valleymetro.org.




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