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Fri, May 2, 2014

Valley Metro and MAG Launch Southeast Valley Transit System Study

Valley Metro and the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) are jointly conducting the Southeast Valley Transit System Study, which will evaluate the existing transit system and needs of the community to provide recommendations for the future. The study will include the following areas:

Apache Junction              
Chandler
Florence
Gila River Indian Community
Gilbert
Guadalupe
Maricopa
Mesa
Southeast Phoenix
Queen Creek
Tempe
Maricopa and Pinal Counties (surrounding portions)

Valley Metro and MAG are asking residents who live in the study area to complete an online survey to provide their input. The survey is available now through Wednesday, June 11 and can be accessed by clicking here.

The purpose of the Southeast Valley Transit System Study (SEVTSS) is to identify short, mid and long-term recommendations that will advance public transit in the area. The study will evaluate existing transit conditions and provide an analysis of future needs. The final report will be finalized at the end of summer 2015. For more information, visit www.valleymetro.org/SEVTSS or contact Sonya Pastor La Sota at 602.744.5584 / spastor@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 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.

About MAG: The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Metropolitan Planning Organization and Council of Governments that develops policies and makes decisions in areas such as transportation, air quality, water quality, solid waste and human services.  MAG is made up of Valley communities working together to ensure a better quality of life for approximately four million residents in the Maricopa region.  MAG consists of 27 incorporated cities and towns, three Native American Indian Communities, Maricopa County, and portions of Pinal County.  The Regional Council serves as the governing board and includes representatives from the above agencies, as well as the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Citizens Transportation Oversight Committee. MAG is the forum for ensuring an effective allocation of regional resources.

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