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Tue, Jan 21, 2014

Valley Metro Announces January 2014 Transit Service Changes

Changes to Valley Metro transit service will go into effect on Monday, January 27. Changes include several service enhancements and schedule adjustments to routes across the Valley including: 

• Extend the route:  Routes 7, 10, 12, 16, 51, Avondale ZOOM
• Add trips:  Routes 72, 81, 156
• Adjust the schedule:  Routes 17/17A, 29, 30, 45, 48, 50, 56, 61, 62, 65, 66, 70, 72, 81, 96, 104, 106, 108, 112, 136, 154, 156, 184, 535, 562, 563, light rail, Grand Avenue Limited, Arizona Ave/Country Club LINK, Main St. LINK
• Modify the route:  Routes 3, 7, 16, 19, 45, 70, 72, 154, 511, 685
• Combine routes: Routes 17 and 17A

“Many of the changes to Valley Metro service will provide greater convenience to transit riders across the Valley, from Buckeye to north Scottsdale, from Avondale to Chandler,” said Steve Banta, Valley Metro CEO. “Riders will notice added trips and extensions on many routes, providing more opportunity to reach their destinations.”

Click here for complete detail of all service changes.

The newest edition of the Valley Metro Transit Book is now available online, at transit centers and local city offices Valley wide. The theme is “Focusing on YOU” and, for the first time, is featuring several rider stories, crossword puzzles and games for riders to enjoy during their travel. To read the rider stories, visit

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 The next transit book will be released in October 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 under construction that will create a 60-mile system by 2032. 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


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