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Bus Service Levels Increase on Day SixBus Service Levels Increase on Day Six<div class="ExternalClass80FB35D6DEA546379922728085009943"><p>​Talks continue between Transdev and ATU​</p><p><strong></strong></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>The number of bus routes available to riders increased today from previous service days, according to the Phoenix Public Transit Department. Tuesday, the maximum number of routes in service was nine, and on Wednesday, that number increased to 13, with routes running on a Saturday service level or in limited service levels throughout the day.</p><p>Routes active on Wednesday include: 0 – Central Avenue, 7 – Seventh Street, 8 – Seventh Avenue, 16 – 16th Street, 19 – 19th Avenue, 27 – 27th Avenue, 35 – 35th Avenue, 50 – Camelback Road, 60 – Bethany Home Road, 70 – Glendale Avenue/24th Street, 90 – Dunlap Avenue, 106 – Peoria Avenue and 170 – Bell Road.</p><p>Negotiations are ongoing between Transdev, one of the city of Phoenix's contracted bus service providers, and members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433, and until an agreement is reached, limited bus service will continue on all Transdev-operated routes in Phoenix.</p><p>Passengers are encouraged to make alternate transportation plans until a resolution is reached, including:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Purchasing All-Day passes, instead of multi-day passes. No fare refunds or reimbursements are available because of loss of service due to a strike.</li><li>Working with employers to identify other regular bus riders to carpool with or meet at a park-and-ride.</li><li>Going to sharetheride.com to register for a carpool partner, or seek a seat on a vanpool.</li><li>Asking to telecommute if your job/supervisor permits it.</li></ul><p>For information about light rail and active bus routes in Phoenix, please visit valleymetro.org or phoenix.gov/publictransit, or call Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000.</p><p>Transdev operated routes:</p><p>0-Central Ave.; 1-Washington/Jefferson; 7-7th Street; 8-7th Ave.; 10-Roosevelt/32nd Street; 12-12th Street; 15-15th Ave.; 16-16th Street; 19-19th Ave.; 27-27th Ave.; 28-Lower Buckeye; 35-35th Ave.; 39-40th Street North Phoenix; 44-44th St/Tatum; 50-Camelback; 52-Roeser; 60-Bethany Home; 70-Glendale/24th Street; 80-Northern/Shea; 90-Dunlap/Cave Creek; 106-Peoria; 122-Cactus; 138-Thunderbird; 154-Greenway; 170-Bell; 186-Union Hills/Mayo, the SMART (Sunnyslope) and DASH (downtown) circulators and all RAPID commuter routes: Central South Mountain East; Central South Mountain West; I-10 East, I-10 West, I-17 and SR-51.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>For more information about the Public Transit Department, visit <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1276673/4079153/16810/3/">phoenix.gov/publictransit</a> and follow <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1276673/4079153/16712/6/">@PhoenixMetroBu</a><a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1276673/4079153/16712/9/">s</a> on Twitter.</p></div>1/13/2016 7:00:00 AMLars Jacoby 602-571-5895, Brenda Yanez 602-478-1166Valley Metro Customer Service602-253-5000