The heat is here! Valley Metro is committed to your safety year-round. Here are a few tips for keeping you cool all summer long while using public transit. 

1. Bring water in a spill-proof container. Staying hydrated is very important to combat heat exhaustion because it cools you from the inside out. If you feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. 

water bottles on bus

2. Wear a hat or bring an umbrella for instant shade. Not all bus stops have shade structures so be prepared to create your own. Did you know that you can get a sunburn in just 15 minutes? Reason enough to protect your face at all times! 

hats on bus sign

3. Wear long-sleeved shirts and/or pants. We know it’s hot, but wearing light clothing protects you from the intense sun. Having a light jacket or pullover will also help keep you more comfortable indoors. 

long sleeves

4. Use hydration stations! These stations are for people to grab water and recoup in a cool place. Find a location near you, by visiting