April 2018 Approved Transit Service Changes

Schedule and Route Changes to Provide Better Service for our Riders

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

Summary of Service Changes

  • Route 1 – Washington: In Phoenix, the route will travel on Washington St. between 40th St. and 44th St., eliminating stop to PHX Sky Train station.
  • Route 3 – Van Buren: In Phoenix, more trips will be added between 35th Ave. and 32nd St. between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Route 10 – Roosevelt: Schedule adjustments for better connection at Roosevelt and 32nd St.
  • Route 19 – 19th Avenue: In Phoenix, more trips will be added between Van Buren St and Union Hills Dr. between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Route 29 – Thomas: Schedule adjustments.
  • Route 30 – University: In Phoenix, weekday service to South Mountain Community College will operate from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. On weekends, Route 30 will  no longer serve SMCC and will end at the 24th St./Baseline Park-and-Ride.
  • Route 32 – 32nd Street: In Phoenix, extend route from 44th St. and Washington St. to Baseline Rd & Priest Dr. in Tempe traveling on 44th St, University Dr.,40th St., and Baseline Rd.
  • Route 51 – 51st Avenue: In Phoenix, extend 30-minute service on 51st Ave. from Lower Buckeye Rd. to Baseline Rd and 60-minute service from Baseline Rd. to Pecos Rd/Vee Quiva Casino.
  • Route 251 – 51st Avenue/Baseline: Route 251 will be replaced by the extension of Route 51 from Baseline Rd to Pecos Rd. Route 77 - Baseline will continue to connect 51st Ave. to the 27th/Baseline Park-and-Ride.
  • Route 59 – 59th Avenue: In Glendale, bus will no longer travel on 57th Ave. between Utopia Rd./Union Hills Dr. 
  • Route 70 – 24th Street/Glendale Avenue: In Glendale, travel will no longer service 95th Ave. and Maryland Ave. during peak time.
  • Route 77 – Baseline: In Phoenix, increase service during mid day to South Mountain Community College from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Route 106 – Peoria Avenue: Extend 10:45 a.m. westbound trip to 99th Ave.
  • Route 184 – Power: In Mesa and Gilbert, trips from Superstition Springs Transit Center to ASU Polytechnic Campus will change to 30 min. frequency all day.
  • Route 251 – 51st Avenue/Baseline: Route 251  will be replaced by the extension of Route 51 from Baseline Rd. to Pecos Rd. Route 77– Baseline will continue to connect 51st Ave. to the 27th Ave./Baseline Park-and-Ride.
  • Route 514 – Scottsdale Express: In Scottsdale, route will now serve Mustang Transit Center at 90th St. and Shea Blvd and will no longer travel on Via Linda from Shea Blvd.
  • Route 575 – Northwest Valley Express: Outbound trip will travel via Interstate 17, exit west on Union Hills Drive and resume regular route to the Glendale Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center.
  • South Mountain East RAPID: The South Mountain East RAPID will be rerouted off of Central Ave.  and connect the East Baseline Park-and-Ride to downtown Phoenix via 24th St. and Washington/Jefferson. Pick-ups at the East Baseline Park-and-Ride will be on 24th St. Please note, "Central" has been removed from the route name.
  • Scottsdale Downtown Trolley: Reroute to provide service to 5th Ave. shopping area and no longer travel across Marshall Way Bridge.
  • Route 685 – Ajo/Gila Bend to Phoenix: Schedule and stop name adjustments. 
  • Avondale ZOOM South: Schedule adjustments. 
  • Glendale Urban Shuttle: Route and schedule adjustments.

Categorized Changes

  • Modify routes: 1, 10, 29, 30, 32, 51, 59, 70, 77, 81, 514, 575, Central South Mountain East RAPID, and Scottsdale Downtown Trolley
  • Extend routes: 32, 51
  • Modify trips: 106, 184
  • Frequency adjustments: 3, 19, and Scottsdale Camelback Trolley
  • Eliminated: 251