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Transit Service Changes

Valley Metro service changes occur as a way to develop an effective regional transit system that supports Valley communities, businesses and residents. The following tabs contain an overview of the current service changes effective April 24, 2017 and proposed service changes for October 23, 2017.

April 24, 2017 Transit Service Changes

Valley Metro sought public comment from October 3 - November 4, 2016 on proposed service adjustments scheduled to take effect on April 24, 2017.

Summary of Changes

Routes 0, 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 27, 28, 29, 32, 35, 39, 41, 43, 44, 45, 50, 51, 52, 59, 60, 61, 67, 70, 75, 77, 80, 83, 90, 106, 122, 138, 154, 170 and 186 Expand service hours to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 p.m. on Sunday in Phoenix.
Route 39 – 40th Street North Phoenix Extend route on Shea Blvd to serve SR 51/Shea Blvd (Dreamy Draw) Park-and-Ride.
Route 40 – Apache/Main In Mesa, modify weekday short trips turnaround at Mesa Dr and Main St.
Route 50 – Camelback In Scottsdale, expand service hours to 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Also modify end-of-line turnaround at Scottsdale Rd.
Route 70 – 24th Street/Glendale Avenue Modify route end-of-line at 24th St/Baseline Park-and-Ride.
Route 122 – Cactus Extend route to terminate at 19th Ave/Dunlap. Also modify west end of route to terminate at ASU West Campus.
Notification: The $2 fee for purchasing fare on board the bus will be removed as of June 1, 2017.

For the most up-to-date information, visit or call Customer Service at 602.253.5000. Alternative formats are available upon request.

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October 23, 2017 Proposed Transit Service Changes

Riders, we need your input.

Valley Metro is seeking public comment from April 17 - May 19, 2017 on proposed service adjustments scheduled to take effect on October 23, 2017.

Proposed Changes

  • Route 19 – 19th Avenue: Extend route from Pinnacle Peak Rd. to Happy Valley Rd. on 23rd Ave.
  • Route 29 – Thomas: Increase minimum frequency to 15 minutes between Desert Sky Transit Center and 44th St. from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Route 50 – Camelback: Increase minimum frequency to 15 minutes between 67th Ave. and 44th St. from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Route 59 – 59th Avenue: In Glendale, remove deviation on Utopia Rd. and Union Hills Dr. Route will remain on 59th Ave.
  • Route 60 – Bethany Home: Extend route from 16th St. and Bethany Home Rd. to Camelback Rd. and 24th St. In Glendale, remove 83rd Ave. segment to avoid duplication of service with Route 83.
  • Route 67 – 67th Avenue: In Glendale, remove deviation to Arrowhead Transit Center and extend route to Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital.
  • Route 72 – Scottsdale/Rural: In Scottsdale, increase Sunday frequency to 30 minutes between Tempe Transportation Center and HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak.
  • Route 83 – 83rd Avenue: In Glendale and Peoria, extend route from 83rd Ave. and Camelback Rd. to Arrowhead Transit Center. Service in Glendale and Peoria will operate every 30 minutes Monday-Friday and hourly on weekends and holidays.
  • Route 104 – Alma School: Modify south end of route (see map for route options).
  • Route 112 – Country Club/Arizona Avenue: Increase weekday frequency to 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. between the Chandler Park-and-Ride and Main St. The Hamilton St. and Morelos St. segment will be served by Route 104.
  • Route 136 – Gilbert Road: In Chandler, southbound trips will end at Ryan Rd.
  • Route 140 – Ray: New route operating on Ray Rd. from 48th St. to Gilbert Rd. with 30-minute frequency on weekdays and Saturdays.
  • Route 685 – Ajo/Gila Bend to Phoenix: In Buckeye, modify route to serve Estrella Mountain Community College.
  • Routes GAL, 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 533, 535, 541, 542, 562, 563, 571, 573, 575: Consolidation of approximately 5-6 Express bus stops in downtown Phoenix.
  • GUS 2: Modify route.
  • Orbit Saturn: New route in Tempe with 30-minute frequency on weekdays and weekends.
  • Zoom North: New route in Avondale with 30-minute frequency on weekdays and Saturday.

Click here for a printable list of proposed service changes: English | Spanish

Click here to view detailed maps of the changes.

Information subject to change.

How to Provide Input

Valley Metro encourages you to provide input on the proposed service changes. There are a variety of ways to provide comments.


May 9, 2017 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Social Media

April 17, 2016 - May 19, 2017

Using #vmservice, learn more about the proposed service changes and ask questions of @valleymetro


For questions or additional information, email us at or call Customer Service at (602) 253-5000.

Public Hearing

Listed below are additional formal meeting formats with a presentations, spoken comments and stenographer to capture all comments. To arrange for disability accommodations and alternative formats, contact Valley Metro at (602) 262-7433 or

May 15, 2017, 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
Valley Metro Boardroom, 10th Floor
101 N. 1st Ave., Phoenix

City of Phoenix Public Meetings

May 25, 2017, 5 p.m.
City of Phoenix Citizens Transportation Commission
302 N. 1st Ave., 7th Floor, Phoenix

June 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
City of Phoenix, Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee
Phoenix City Hall, Assembly Rooms

June 21, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
City of Phoenix, City Council
Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix