Chandler

Valley Metro and the city of Chandler are examining transit service alternatives along Price/Dobson Road between Chandler Boulevard and Ocotillo Road. 

Valley Metro and the city of Chandler are reviewing and documenting the existing conditions related to demography, land use and transit performance within the study area. In addition, the study team is reviewing peer city flexible transit programs to establish best practices and provide a list of reasonable alternative service delivery models.

Valley Metro, in partnership with the city of Chandler, is evaluating transit service alternatives beyond traditional fixed route bus service within the Price Road corridor, defined as the area bordered by Price Road and Dobson Road, between Chandler Boulevard and Ocotillo Road. This study will build on current transportation planning in the city, as well as current transit offerings to provide flexible transit options that serve the unique layout and needs within the Price Road corridor. 

This study will explore the potential of alternative services such as:

  • Microtransit: Similar to other ride share services, microtransit offers flexible, convenient routing and app-enabled ride hailing, but typically uses large vans or minibuses.
  • Flex routes: Closer to traditional fixed transit service, this service serves a specific corridor with the added benefit of deviating from the main routes within a specific distance to make pickups/drop-offs more convenient.
  • Ride share services: Similar to offerings like Lyft or Uber, this service is typically an app-enabled ride hailing service where regular trips are coordinated, operated and scheduled by riders within a specified zone.

Valley Metro and the city of Chandler are reviewing and documenting the existing conditions related to demography, land use and transit performance within the study area. In addition, the study team is reviewing peer city flexible transit programs to establish best practices and provide a list of reasonable alternative service delivery models.

Valley Metro, in partnership with the city of Chandler, is evaluating transit service alternatives beyond traditional fixed route bus service within the Price Road corridor, defined as the area bordered by Price Road and Dobson Road, between Chandler Boulevard and Ocotillo Road. This study will build on current transportation planning in the city, as well as current transit offerings to provide flexible transit options that serve the unique layout and needs within the Price Road corridor. 

This study will explore the potential of alternative services such as:

  • Microtransit: Similar to other ride share services, microtransit offers flexible, convenient routing and app-enabled ride hailing, but typically uses large vans or minibuses.
  • Flex routes: Closer to traditional fixed transit service, this service serves a specific corridor with the added benefit of deviating from the main routes within a specific distance to make pickups/drop-offs more convenient.
  • Ride share services: Similar to offerings like Lyft or Uber, this service is typically an app-enabled ride hailing service where regular trips are coordinated, operated and scheduled by riders within a specified zone.

Project Contact

Kristi Shepherd

Community Outreach Coordinator

(602) 299-9581