Background


Valley Metro service changes are considered twice a year, to develop an effective regional transit system that supports Valley communities, businesses and residents. Valley Metro considers service changes based on individual community needs, regional perspective and public feedback. 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. 

If approved, these changes would go into effect on October 25, 2021.

Valley Metro is asking for public input between May 3, 2021 - June 4, 2021.

Regional Service Changes

  • Route 0A—South Central Shuttle: On weekdays, reduce frequency to every 30 minutes. North of Baseline Rd., service frequency will run 15 minutes during peak times. 
  • Route 7—7th St: Eliminate deviation to Ed Pastor Transit Center, service will continue along 7th St. Improve weekday frequency south of Van Buren St. to every 10-15 minutes between 6 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
  • Route 8—7th Ave: Eliminate service to Ed Pastor Transit Center, service will continue along 7th Ave. Extend route to Central Ave. and Baseline Rd. to improve connection to Route 0A—South Central Shuttle. 
  • Route 45—Broadway Rd: In Mesa, expand Saturday service to 30 minute frequency and implement Sunday service to match Saturday.
  • Route 52—Roeser Rd: Eliminate service to Ed Pastor Transit Center. Service will continue along Roeser Rd. 
  • Route 120—Mesa Dr: In Mesa, increase weekday span to 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Increase Saturday service span to 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and frequency to 30 minutes. Add Sunday service to match Saturday.
  • Route 156—Chandler Blvd: In Gilbert, modify route to Mercy Gilbert Medical Center due to ongoing construction. Route will run clockwise from Val Vista Dr. along Pecos Rd. to Mercy Rd. 
  • Route 514—Fountain Hills/Scottsdale Express: Modify route to start and end at Mustang Transit Center. Service to Fountain Hills will be replaced by Fountain Hills-Mesa Connector. 
  • Fountain Hills-Mesa Connector: Add new Express route service connecting Fountain Hills Park-and-Ride with the Gilbert Rd/McDowell Rd Park-and-Ride.  
  • POGO Destinations: Implement POGO Destinations service with three new pilot routes to run Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., serving activity centers and other points of pride in Peoria. Route will no longer run Monday - Thursdays.

City of Tempe Service Changes

  • Route 30—University Dr: Reduce evening service by two hours on weekdays and Saturdays. Service would run from approximately 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in Tempe.

  • Route 45—Broadway Rd: In Tempe, reduce evening service by two hours on weekdays and Saturdays. Service would run from approximately 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in Tempe.

  • Route 48—48th St/Rio Salado Pkwy: Reduce evening service by two hours on weekdays and Saturdays. Service would run from approximately 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in Tempe.

  • Route 56—Priest Dr: Reduce evening service by two hours on weekdays and Saturday. Service would run from approximately 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in Tempe.

  • Route 61—Southern Ave: Reduce evening service by two hours on weekdays and Saturday. Service would run from approximately 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in Tempe.

  • Route 62—Hardy Dr: Modify route in conjunction with elimination of Route 65—Mill Ave/Kyrene Rd, enhancement of Route 66—Mill Ave/Kyrene Rd, and realignment of Orbit Saturn. Reduce evening service by two hours on weekdays and Saturday. Service would run from approximately 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in Tempe.

  • Route 65—Mill Ave/Kyrene Rd: Eliminate route in conjunction with realignment of Route 62—Hardy Dr, enhancement of Route 66—Mill Ave/Kyrene Rd, and realignment of Orbit Saturn.

  • Route 65—Mill Ave/Kyrene Rd: Reduce evening service by two hours on weekdays and Saturday. Service would run from approximately 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in Tempe.

  • Route 66—Mill Ave/Kyrene Rd: Enhance frequency in conjunction with elimination of Route 65—Mill Ave/Kyrene Rd, realignment of Route 62—Hardy Dr, and realignment of Orbit Saturn. Reduce evening service by two hours on weekdays and Saturday. Service would run from approximately 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in Tempe.

  • Route 72—Scottsdale Rd/Rural Rd: Reduce evening service by two hours on weekdays and Saturday. Service would run from approximately 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in Tempe.

  • Route 77—Baseline Rd: Reduce evening service by two hours on weekdays and Saturday. Service would run from approximately 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in Tempe.

  • Route 81—Hayden/McClintock Dr: Reduce evening service by two hours on weekdays and Saturday. Service would run from approximately 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in Tempe.

  • Route 108—Elliot Rd: Reduce evening service by two hours on weekdays and Saturday. Service would run from approximately 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. in Tempe.

  • Tempe Orbit Mercury: Reduce route frequency from 10 minutes to 15 minutes during weekday daytime hours.

  • Tempe Orbit Saturn: Modify route in conjunction with elimination of Route 65—Mill Ave/Kyrene Rd, enhancement of Route 66—Mill Ave/Kyrene Rd and realignment of Route 62—Hardy Dr

  • Tempe Orbit Saturn: Eliminate Tempe Orbit Saturn.

 

 

 
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