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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 being implemented on April 27, 2015 and proposed service changes for October 26, 2015.

Transit Service Changes

April 27, 2015 Service Changes Overview


Local Routes

Route 13 – Buckeye* Modify route at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Route 56 – Priest Drive Modify route at SkySong Transit Center.
Route 96 – Dobson Eliminate route deviation into Intel campus.
Route 108 – Elliot/48th St In Phoenix, eliminate trips traveling on Frye Rd.


Express/RAPID Routes

Route 571 –
Surprise Express
Adjust routing on outbound trips. No changes to schedule or stops.
Route 573 –
Northwest Valley Express
In Glendale, relocate existing park-and-ride at Safeway (67th Ave. and Beardsley Rd.) to Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center (5600 W. Union Hills Dr.).
Route 575 –
Northwest Valley Express
In Glendale, relocate existing park-and-ride at Safeway (67th Ave. and Beardsley Rd.) to Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center (5600 W. Union Hills Dr.).
Central South Mountain East RAPID* New route to serve new park-and-ride located on northeast corner of 24th St. and Baseline Rd. in Phoenix.


Rural Route

Route 685 – Ajo/Gila Bend Add four weekday trips within the city of Buckeye.


Schedule Adjustments Only

Check the following routes for schedule changes:
Route 41 – Indian School*
Route 45 – Broadway
Route 61 – Southern
Route 72 – Scottsdale/Rural
Route 77 – Baseline
Route 81 – Hayden/McClintock
Route 514 – Scottsdale Express
Route 562 – Goodyear Express
Route 563 – Avondale/Buckeye Express
Central South Mountain West RAPID*
Valley Metro LINK – Arizona Ave/Country Club Dr

*City of Phoenix operated

 

October 2015 Proposed Transit Service Changes

Riders, we need your input.

Valley Metro is seeking public comment May 1–June 1, 2015 on proposed service adjustments scheduled to take effect on October 26, 2015.

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 October 26, 2015. 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.

Summary of Proposed Changes

  • Extend route: Route 48, Avondale ZOOM, Valley Metro Rail
  • New route: Scottsdale Camelback Trolley
  • Modify route: Routes 19*, 50*, 60*, 96, 104, 156, Arizona Ave/Country Club Dr LINK, Main St LINK, Mesa Downtown BUZZ, Scottsdale Downtown Trolley
  • Add trips: Route 542, FLASH Back
  • Increase frequency: Routes 50*, 61
  • Eliminate route: 19th Ave Connector*, FLASH McAllister

    * City of Phoenix-operated routes

Click here to view the detailed list of proposed service changes: English | Spanish
Click here to view detailed maps of the proposed changes.

Information subject to change.

Provide Input

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

Webinar

May 20, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
An overview of the proposed changes will be presented. Click here to register.

Social Media

May 1–June 1, 2015
Using #vmservice, learn more about the proposed service changes and ask questions of @valleymetro.

Email

For questions or additional information, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

May 28, 2015, 5:00-6:15 p.m.
Valley Metro Boardroom, 10th Floor
101 N. 1st Ave., Phoenix

City of Phoenix Public Meetings

June 2, 2015, 7:30 a.m.
City of Phoenix Citizens Transit Commission
302 N. 1st Ave., 7th Floor, Phoenix

June 9, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
City of Phoenix, Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee
Phoenix City Hall, Assembly Rooms

June 10, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
City of Phoenix, City Council Chambers,
200 West Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona