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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 October 23, 2017 and proposed service changes for April 22, 2018.

Transit Service Changes for October 23, 2017

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

Service Changes Overview


    • 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 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.
    • GUS 2: Modify route to serve area east of Downtown Glendale.
    • 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.


    New Routes

    New routes are coming to Valley Metro to expand bus service in the areas of Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix and Tempe. Click here for more details.


    Schedule Adjustments Only

    Routes 7, 12, 30, 75, 108, 122, 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 533, 535, 541, 542, 562, 563, 571, 573 575, GAL, Orbit Mars, Valley Metro Rail

    Webinar

    View the recorded webinar.

    Email

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

     

April 2018 Transit Service Changes


Riders, we need your input!

Valley Metro is seeking public comment from October 16 - November 17, 2017 on proposed service adjustments scheduled to take effect on April 23, 2018.

Background

Valley Metro and City of Phoenix service changes occur as a way to develop an effective regional transit system that supports Valley communities, businesses and residents. Public input is requested on the following proposed service changes scheduled to take effect on April 23, 2018. All City of Phoenix-operated service requires approval by the Phoenix City Council. All Valley Metro-operated service requires approval by the Valley Metro Board of Directors.

Service Changes Overview

  • Route 1 – Washington: In Phoenix, reroute to stay on Washington St. between 40th St. and 44th St. eliminating deviation to PHX Sky Train station.
  • Route 3 – Van Buren: In Phoenix, increase mid day frequency.
  • Route 19 – 19th Avenue: In Phoenix, increase mid day frequency.
  • Route 30 – University & Route 70 – Baseline: Extend route to service 24th St. and Francisco Dr. for peak hour trips.
  • Route 30 – University & Route 77 – Baseline: Reroute to no longer enter the South Mountain Community College campus or serve the campus with limited trips. Changes are dependent on the decision from South Mountain Community College based on consultation and public feedback.
  • Route 32 – 32nd Street: In Phoenix, extend route from 44th St. and Washington St. to 48th St. and Baseline Rd. and into Tempe on Baseline Rd. to Arizona Mills.
  • Route 51 – 51st Avenue: & Route 251 – 51st Avenue/Baseline: In Phoenix, extend service on 51st Ave. from Lower Buckeye Rd. to Baseline Rd. Possibly combine service with Route 251 at 51st Ave. and Baseline Rd. If combined this will eliminate the section of Route 251 that currently operates on Baseline Rd. between 51st Ave. and 27th Ave.
  • Route 59 – 59th Avenue: In Glendale, eliminate route deviation on Union Hills Dr./Utopia Rd.
  • Route 70 – 24th Street/Glendale Avenue: In Glendale, eliminate deviation at 95th Ave. and Maryland Ave. that currently operates during peak time.
  • Route 81 – Hayden/McClintock: In Scottsdale, modify route to serve the new Mustang Transit Center at 90th St. and Shea Blvd.
  • Route 106 – Peoria Avenue: Extend 10:45 a.m. westbound trip to 67th Ave. in Glendale.
  • Route 112 – Country Club/Arizona Avenue: In Mesa on weekdays, no longer serve Centennial Way and Main St. Extend 15 minute frequency north and southbound service from Main St. and Country Club Dr. to University Dr.
  • Route 184 – Power: In Mesa and Gilbert, eliminate peak trips from Superstition Springs Transit Center to ASU Polytechnic Campus.
  • Route 514 – Scottsdale Express: In Fountain Hills, modify route to serve new accessible bus stop and Fountain Hills Park-and-Ride. In Scottsdale, eliminate deviation from Shea Blvd. onto Via Linda and to serve Mustang Transit Center at 90th St. and Shea Blvd.
  • Central South Mountain East RAPID: Reroute Central South Mountain East RAPID to serve 24th St./Baseline Park-and-Ride and downtown Phoenix via 24th St. instead of Central Ave. Routing in downtown Phoenix will follow current SR 51 routing and use 24th St. to access 24th St/Baseline Park-and-Ride.
  • Scottsdale Camelback Trolley: Adjust frequency to provide better connectivity to Route 50 – Camelback.
  • Scottsdale Downtown Trolley: Reroute to provide service to 5th Ave. shopping area and no longer travel across Marshall Way Bridge.

Northwest Valley Express Optimization

The route changes listed under each option below will only move forward if the entire option is approved. Community outreach and comments will be collected and evaluated during the public outreach process.

Option 1:

  • Route 571 – Surprise Express: Route modification addition to Glendale Park-and-Ride for three a.m. inbound trips, two a.m. inbound trips from Surprise Park-and-Ride on Grand Ave. with an increase to five p.m. outbound trips to the Glendale and Surprise Park and Ride locations.
  • Route 573 – Northwest Valley Express: Route modification for four a.m. inbound trips from the Glendale Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center from Glendale Park-and-Ride via Loop 101 and I-10; and four p.m. outbound trips to the Glendale Park-and-Ride, Arrowhead Transit Center and Glendale Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center.
  • Route 575 – Northwest Valley Express: In order to accommodate additional route service modifications for Route 571, Route 573 and Grand Avenue Express, Route 575 would be eliminated.
  • Grand Avenue Limited: With an increase in service frequency to four a.m. inbound and four p.m. outbound trips, the current service will transition to become the Grand Avenue Express. Fare will be increased by $1.25 per ride.

Option 2:

  • Route 571 – Surprise Express: Route modification addition to Glendale Park-and-Ride for three a.m. inbound trips, two a.m. inbound trips from Surprise Park-and-Ride on Grand Ave. with an increase to five p.m. outbound trips to Glendale and Surprise park-and-rides.
  • Route 573 – Northwest Valley Express: Route modification for four a.m. inbound trips from the Glendale Park-and-Ride via Loop 101 to I-10 with four p.m. outbound trips.
  • Route 575 – Northwest Valley Express: Route modification for three a.m. inbound trips from the Glendale Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center via I-17 and three p.m. outbound trips from downtown Phoenix to the Glendale Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center.
  • Grand Avenue Limited: The a.m. inbound and p.m. outbound will both increase to three trips.

List of Proposed Service Changes

View a detailed list of proposed service changes (English | Spanish)
View detailed maps of the proposed 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.

Webinar

View the recorded webinar.

Public Hearing

Listed below are additional formal meeting formats with 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 lsaldin@valleymetro.org.

November 14, 2017, 5 - 6:15 p.m.
Valley Metro Boardroom, 10th Floor
101 N. 1st Ave., Phoenix

Attend the public hearing.

Email

Comments can be sent via email to input@valleymetro.org from Oct. 16 - Nov. 17.

City of Phoenix Public Meetings

City of Phoenix Citizens Transportation Commission
January 4, 2018, 5 p.m.
302 N. 1st Ave., 7th Floor, Phoenix

City of Phoenix Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee
January 9, 2018, 9 a.m.
Phoenix City Hall, Assembly Rooms

City of Phoenix City Council Meeting
January 24, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
Phoenix City Council Chambers

For questions or additional information, call Customer Service at 602-253-5000.

 

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