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Tue, Nov 5, 2013

Valley Metro Celebrates Veterans Day with Who’s Your Hero Contest

More than 250,000 Valley residents ride transit every day. Many of them are military veterans or have family and friends who have served. To thank all veterans, Valley Metro is launching the Who’s Your Hero video contest to give transit riders a chance to show their gratitude. Each video entry on Facebook or Twitter will receive an All-Day transit pass and a chance to win one of two 31-Day passes.

“We are privileged to have employees at Valley Metro who have served our country and now offer their unique skill sets to departments agency-wide” said Steve Banta, Valley Metro CEO. “We are grateful for their service and for the valuable contributions they make to our team every day.”

Video Submission Info

Videos should be 10-15 seconds long and should focus on how a veteran has made a difference in your life. Please include your name, city where you live and the name of the veteran. Post the video by Tuesday, November 12 to the Valley Metro Facebook page or to Twitter using #vmheroes. 31-Day Pass winners will be drawn on Monday, November 18. Click here for complete contest rules. 

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 calendar year 2012, total ridership for the system was 72.5 million passengers—an increase of 3.8 percent over 2011. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Six light rail extensions are planned or under construction that will create a 57-mile system by 2032. Valley Metro also offers transit options including 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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