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Valley Metro requests that public transit use is limited to essential or critical trips. With demand reduced due to COVID-19, Valley Metro will continue to assess all transit services. 

Service updates

Beginning Saturday, April 11, light rail will be on the same schedule Monday-Saturday, 15-minute frequency 4 a.m-6 p.m. with no late night service on Friday and Saturday. Sunday service will remain the same. 

On Thursday, April 9, Peoria on the Go (POGO) will suspend service until further notice. On Wednesday, April 8, POGO will operate on a one hour frequency instead of every 30 minutes.

Adjustments currently in effect:

Starting Monday, April 6, Tempe Orbit routes will have an adjusted schedule Monday through Friday and Saturday. The Sunday schedule will remain the same.

Effective Monday, April 6, Express and RAPID schedules reduced until further notice.

Service on regular schedules, as of April 8, 2020:

  • Local bus
  • Light rail 
  • Valley Metro Paratransit
    • As a COVID-19 precaution, we are providing single rider trips, with a few exceptions. To schedule your paratransit trip call (602) 716-2200. 

Customer Service

We are still providing trip planning assistance at (602) 253-5000, however, we may be experiencing a high volume of calls. Alternate ways to contact us:

Preventive measures

We have added temporary safety measures on board buses and light rail: 

  • Bus riders are asked to board from the rear door to enhance the distance between operators and passengers 
  • Seats near the operator are blocked off for the safety of operators and riders
  • Valid fare is required for each bus and light rail trip.

Stay healthy

Your health is very important and so is the health of our frontline staff. We want every ride on Valley Metro to be safe, clean and comfortable, so please do your part:

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink fluids and eat healthy food. 

Visit the U.S. Center for Disease Control site or the Arizona Department of Health Services site for additional updates.