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October 23, 2017 Proposed Transit Service Changes

Valley Metro sought 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.


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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