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Phoenix Public Transit and Region Promotes Social Distancing on Buseshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1078Public Transit4/8/2020 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1078/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngPhoenix Public Transit and Region Promotes Social Distancing on Buses<div class="ExternalClass1DED07F4D44E4E9382EB1C9CF52D5B65"><html> <p> <strong>​</strong><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a><strong>​ </strong><br><span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"><em>U</em></span><span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"><em>se Translate button to read in another language​ </em></span></p><p>As a result of the continued impacts of COVID-19, the city of Phoenix Public Transit Department will reduce bus service beginning May 4. <a href="/newsroom/public-transit/1161" target="_blank">Click here</a> for more information on service reductions. </p><p><strong>Effective Monday, April 13, Limited Seating on All Bus Routes </strong></p><p>Seating on all bus routes is limited in order to support social distancing measures between passengers. These measures were approved by the <a target="_blank" href="/publictransitsite/Documents/Local%20Emergency%20Declaration_Public%20Transit.pdf">Phoenix City Council</a> on April 6 to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and for the safety of all community members.  </p><p>Passenger limits will be as follows, with exceptions for wheelchair and mobility aid users as needed:</p><ul><li>Maximum of five (5) passengers on smaller neighborhood circulator vehicles (ALEX, MARY, SMART routes)</li><li>Maximum of ten (10) passengers on a regular 40-foot bus</li><li>Maximum of fifteen (15) passengers on a 60-foot articulated (bendy type) bus</li></ul><p>Should vehicle capacity be reached, bus operators may not allow additional boardings until additional capacity becomes available. In such cases, passengers may need to wait for the next bus. <br><br>The city of Phoenix and Valley Metro, who also operates bus services in the metro area, are coordinating a regional effort to further educate riders on social distancing while on board public transportation. The signage that will be added to buses will be consistent for passengers across this region.<br><br>Passengers are encouraged to plan additional travel time, as these measures may impact their trip. </p><p>Passengers are also reminded to use public transit only for necessary trips. We ask everyone to continue to practice social distancing while riding, including:</p><ul><li>boarding using the rear doors, </li><li>visually showing fare to the driver, </li><li>staying at least six feet apart while waiting at bus stops and </li><li>in accordance with CDC guidance, wearing a cloth mask covering their nose and mouth. </li></ul><p>Recognizing there is currently a lower demand, public transit is nonetheless a critical service for many essential service workers in our communities. We are working to ensure that those who depend on transit are able to continue using our system and get to their destinations safely.<br><br>We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during these times. <br><strong></strong></p><strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Light Rail Schedule Adjustments </strong><strong>Effective April 11, 2020 Until Further Notice </strong><br>Beginning Saturday, April 11, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/news/service-impacts-due-covid-19">light rail </a>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. Local bus, circulators, and paratransit continue to operate on regular schedules.<br><br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p><strong>Express and RAPID Bus Service Schedules Reduced Due to COVID-19 <strong>Effective April 6, 2020 Until Further Notice </strong></strong></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>Express and RAPID commuter bus route schedules will continuie to operate on a reduced schedule, and will operate fewer trips each weekday morning and evening. Riders should check <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/news/service-impacts-due-covid-19">valleymetro.org</a> for trip planning. This is a proactive step to maintain local bus route service for those who fully rely on public transit for critical trips.<br><br>There has been less demand for commuter trips, and we are reallocating our skilled workforce of operators, supervisors and maintenance workers to focus on our local bus routes at this time. <br><strong></strong></p><p><strong>Phoenix Transit Centers Effective March 23, 2020 Until Further Notice </strong><br>Customer service windows at the following Phoenix transit centers will remain closed until further notice: </p><ul><li>Central Station (Central Avenue and Van Buren Street)</li><li>Ed Pastor (Central Avenue and Broadway Road)</li><li>Sunnyslope (3rd Street and Dunlap Avenue)</li><li>Metrocenter (Metrocenter Mall)</li></ul><p>Various options for purchasing fares remain available to passengers, such as ticket vending machines located throughout light rail platforms, at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/where-to-buy">participating retailers</a> or <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/online-fare-purchase">online</a>.<br><br>For an appointment to reclaim lost and found items, please call (602) 534-5053 between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.<br><br>Access to Public Transit Department offices at 302 N. First Ave. including the Business and Workforce Development Center (across from Central Station), will be by appointment only. To make an appointment with Public Transit, email pubtrans@phoenix.gov, or call (602) 262-7242. <br><br>To make an appointment at the Workforce Development Center email phoenix.business.center@phoenix.gov, or call 602-256-3147.</p><p>For general transit-related information, please contact Valley Metro customer service at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/news/valley-metro-customer-service-during-covid-19">valleymetro.org</a> or call (602) 253-5000 or TTY (602) 251-2039 between 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays or 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays or you can email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:csr@valleymetro.org">csr@valleymetro.org</a>. <br></p><p>Click here to view <a target="_blank" href="/publictransitsite/Documents/Local%20Emergency%20Declaration_Public%20Transit.pdf"><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Local Emergency Declaration</a>. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span>We will continue to update riders and community members on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/news/our-response-coronavirus"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">valleymetro.org</font></span></a> and social media. Twitter: @valleymetro @PhoenixMetroBus<br></p><p>Thank you for your patience and stay safe. <br></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services​</strong></a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
Public Transit Riders Can Pick Up Face Coverings at Select Phoenix Librarieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1348Public Transit7/1/2020 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1348/Public_Transit_Newsroom_024.jpgPublic Transit Riders Can Pick Up Face Coverings at Select Phoenix Libraries<div class="ExternalClass62F99D7A832E4028AEEB97BF006D931E"><html> <p>UPDATE: Phoenix Public Transit partnered with the Phoenix Public Library to provide additional face coverings for community members at libraries near public transit. As of June 20, all riders are expected to wear face coverings on bus, light rail and Dial-a-Ride. Individuals can pick up a face covering when they're picking up library items during curbside service hours at the following library locations. <br></p><p>For library locations and hours visit the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Locations/Pages/default.aspx">Phoenix L​ibrary website​​</a>.<br></p><div><ul><li><p>Burton Barr<br></p></li><li><p>Cesar Chavez​<br></p></li><li><p>Desert Sage </p></li><li><p>Harmon </p></li><li><p>Palo Verde<br></p></li><li><p>Saguaro </p></li><li><p>Yucca​<br></p></li></ul></div><p><strong>Effective June 20, City of Phoenix Requires Face Coverings in Public</strong></p><p>In accordance with Phoenix City Council action taken June 19, beginning Saturday, June 20, transit passengers are required to wear face coverings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Previous Council direction was a transit-specific policy effective July 1; however, due to the latest Council action directed citywide, face coverings are required starting June 20. </p><div><p>To assist transit passengers who do not have a face covering in their possession, Phoenix Public Transit staff will provide face coverings beginning June 22 (as supplies allow) for riders at the following transit centers:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><p>Central Station – Central Avenue and Van Buren Street</p></li><li><p>Ed Pastor – Central Avenue and Broadway Road</p></li><li><p>Metrocenter – South side of Metrocenter Mall parking lot</p></li><li><p>Sunnyslope – Third Street and Dunlap Avenue​<br></p></li></ul><p>Further information on Phoenix social media channels and website will provide details on additional mask distribution. </p><p>Riders are urged to plan ahead and bring their own face covering, which may include masks, face shields, homemade cloth coverings or other cloth positioned to cover the mouth and nose. Detailed information on the use of face coverings, including how to make your own at home, can be found at the <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html" target="_blank">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)</a> website.</p><p>The face-covering requirement applies to all people two years of age and older in the city of Phoenix, when they leave their home or residence and are within six feet of another person who is not a family member or member of their household. There are exceptions for those who should not wear a face covering due to a medical or mental health condition and for those whose religious beliefs prevent them from wearing a face covering. For full details on the Phoenix City Council's declaration, including exemptions, please visit <a href="/newsroom" target="_blank">https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom</a>.</p><p>In many cases, it is not apparent who is exempted, so we encourage riders not to get involved with other passengers who are not wearing a face covering. Public transit personnel will be instructed not to prevent riders who do not have a face covering from boarding or riding. </p><p>For the latest service information and COVID-19 public transit preventative measures, visit <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/news/service-impacts-due-covid-19" target="_blank">valleymetro.org​</a> and follow <a href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus" target="_blank">@​​Phoenix​​MetroBus​</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">@valleymetro​</a> on Twitter.  </p><p><strong>About the Phoenix Public Transit Department:</strong>   <br>The Phoenix Public Transit Department provides Phoenix residents a variety of transit options and is the largest member of the Vall​ey Metro regional transit system. Services range from local and commuter buses to alternative transportation for senior​​ citizens and special needs. The city of Phoenix funds transit, and other transportation improvements, through <a href="https://www.t2050.org/" target="_blank">Transportation 2050 (T2050)</a> - a local sales tax approved by Phoenix voters in 2015 - as well as county and federal funds. T2050 allows for enhanced bus service, transit-related technology improvements and fare media upgrades under the leadership of the Citizens Transportation Commission. Visit us at <a href="/publictransit" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/publictransit​</a> or follow us on <a href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus" target="_blank">Twitter</a> for the latest news.<br></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
Phoenix Public Transit Awarded Employer of the Year by Women in Transportation (WTS International) – Phoenix Chapterhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1367Public Transit6/29/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1367/Public_Transit_Newsroom_025.jpgPhoenix Public Transit Awarded Employer of the Year by Women in Transportation (WTS International) – Phoenix Chapter<div class="ExternalClass74F728F6F2424DBE9881F2E6981A8947"><html> <p> ​Each month the WTS Metro Phoenix Chapter spotlights  a local award recipient. This month, WTS is spotlighting the Employer of the Year which goes to (drumroll…) the city of Phoenix Public Transit Department.  </p> <p> While Phoenix Public Transit is a somewhat smaller department within the overall city of Phoenix workforce, the daily work has great impact on the lives of our residents. Our passengers depend on our employees and contractors to make sure we are providing reliable and safe public transit options.  </p> <p> As the largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system, Phoenix provides local and commuter bus service as well as Dial-a-Ride service for individuals with special needs. Over 43 million bus and light rail boardings occurred within Phoenix last year - and that’s no small feat, considering everything that goes on behind the scenes including the planning, scheduling, operations, financial, administrative and compliance components (to name a few) that make a bus or light rail ride possible.   </p> <p> The Department is a tight-knit team that collaborates not only with other city departments but with many other agencies and community partners, so that our citizens have a variety of options to get where they need to go – whether that’s to work, school or appointments.  </p> <p> Public Transit employees, men and women alike, may wear several hats - which means it is easier to interact with decisionmakers and have more visibility. And because our staff often wears several hats they are likely to gain knowledge, skills and insight beyond their role. </p> <p> WTS talked with Public Transit Director Jesus Sapien about the Department's commitment to providing opportunities for career development. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.wtsinternational.org/news/spotlight-2020-employer-year-city-phoenix-public-transit-department">Check it out here.​</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
Phoenix and Valley Metro Seek Input on Capitol/I-10 West Light Rail Extension https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1252Public Transit5/20/2020 7:05:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1252/Public_Transit_Newsroom_023.jpgPhoenix and Valley Metro Seek Input on Capitol/I-10 West Light Rail Extension <div class="ExternalClass67CE9CC046B542EEAE3B6C3F80A9BDCE"><html> <p> ​Valley Metro and the city of Phoenix invite the public to attend an online public meeting for the latest update on the Capitol/I-10 West Extension. The virtual public meeting materials are available beginn​​ing next week.​ The Transportation 2050 funded light rail extension will ultimately connect riders from the current Valley Metro Rail system to the state capitol and west Phoenix. <br></p> <p>The online presentation will include an overview of the preferred downtown route based on feedback gathered from the public in January 2020. Additional comments will be requested regarding the type of transit for the section between the state capitol and 79th Avenue, and whether the route should be extended from 79th Avenue to Desert Sky Mall.   </p> <p>The meeting materials can be accessed any time from May 27 through June 30, 2020 by visiting <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/capitoli-10-west">valleymetro.org/capitol​</a>.  </p> <ul> <li>All meeting information will be provided in English and Spanish.   </li> <li>Participants can provide their comments and feedback within the online platform. </li> <li>Questions or comments may be submitted in either language.   </li> <li>Comments can also be submitted verbally during a call-in meeting on June 16 from 6-7 p.m. or June 20 from 10 to 11 a.m.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>About Transportation 2050:</strong> In Aug. 2015, Phoenix voters approved Transportation 2050 (T2050), a 35-year citywide transportation plan. T2050 is overseen by the Citizens Transportation Commission and includes improved frequency on local bus service, new light rail service and stations and major street improvement projects. Funding for T2050 comes from a 7/10ths of a cent city sales tax that started Jan. 1, 2016. Over the life of the plan, the funds are estimated to generate about $16.7 billion, or more than half of the plan's overall cost. There will be an additional $14.8 billion in federal and county funds, passenger fares and other sources. For more information, visit the <a title="T2050 site" href="https://www.t2050.org/" target="_blank">T2050</a> page or follow <a href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus" target="_blank">Phoenix Public Transit</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/StreetsPHX" target="_blank">Phoenix Street Transportation</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">Valley Metro </a>on Twitter.</p> <p> <strong>About Valley Metro:</strong> Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of 28 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2019, total ridership for the system was 64 million passengers. Six high capacity transit extensions are under construction that will create a 50-mile system by 2030. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. In October 2017, the Boards approved a “Respect the Ride” Code of Conduct, focusing on creating a safe and positive rider experience, while also discouraging disruptive, intrusive, unsafe or inappropriate behaviors in a public setting. Get the latest news by following on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/valleymetro/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/valleymetro/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">Twitter</a> or visiting <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank">valleymetro.org</a>.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
Phoenix Public Transit Service Reductions to Begin Monday, May 4 https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1161Public Transit4/24/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1161/Public_Transit_Newsroom_022.jpgPhoenix Public Transit Service Reductions to Begin Monday, May 4 <div class="ExternalClass80F9A41F206C443588AAAA8917D91C78"><html> <p>As a result of the continued impacts of COVID-19, the city of Phoenix Public Transit Department will reduce bus service (see route list below) beginning May 4.<br>The start of the service day will shift to:</p> <ul> <li>Monday - Friday 5 a.m. </li> <li>Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m. </li> </ul> <p>The following service hours are temporarily eliminated:</p> <ul> <li>Monday - Thursday 11 p.m. to midnight </li> <li>Friday and Saturday 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.  </li> </ul> <p>The reductions allow transit resources to be focused on areas and routes with the highest needs and are being adjusted to reflect ridership trends. As we do so, it is important to note that we continue providing essential bus service to every community we serve.<br><br>Our number one priority is the safety of our riders, drivers and our entire community. As such, we continue urging our riders to use public transit for essential trips only, and to plan extra time for trips as these changes may affect commute times.   <br><br>The following COVID-19 preventative measures remain in place:</p> <ul> <li>Passenger limits on buses</li> <li>Social distancing of 6 feet or more between riders</li> <li>Passengers urged to use a mask or cloth face cover</li> <li>Rear door boarding and deboarding </li> <li>Driver's area separated with plexiglass </li> <li>Hand sanitizer on buses</li> <li>Contractors distributing PPE to drivers</li> <li>Visual-only fare inspection</li> <li>Enhanced vehicle cleaning </li> </ul> <p>We encourage riders to stay informed on the latest schedules and updates at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/">valleymetro.org</a>, and follow @valleymetro @PhoenixMetroBus on Twitter.<br><br><strong>City of Phoenix Operated Routes</strong><br><br>0 (Central)<br><br>1 (Washington/Jefferson)<br><br>3 (Van Buren)<br><br>7 (7th St)<br><br>8 (7th Ave)<br><br>10 (Roosevelt)<br><br>12 (12th St)<br><br>13 (Buckeye)<br><br>15 (15th Ave)<br><br>16 (16th St)<br><br>17 (McDowell)<br><br>19 (19th Ave)<br><br>27 (27th Ave)<br><br>28 (Lower Buckeye)<br><br>29 (Thomas)<br><br>32 (32nd St)<br><br>35 (35th Ave)<br><br>39 (40th St/North Phx)<br><br>41 (Indian School)<br><br>43 (43rd Ave)<br><br>44 (44th St/Tatum)<br><br>50 (Camelback)<br><br>51 (51st Ave)<br><br>52 (Roeser)<br><br>59 (59th Ave)<br><br>60 (Bethany Home)<br><br>67 (67th Ave)<br><br>70 (24th St/Glendale)<br><br>75 (75th Ave)<br><br>80 (Northern/Shea)<br><br>83 (83rd Ave)<br><br>90 (Dunlap/Cave Creek)<br><br>106 (Peoria)<br><br>122 (Cactus)<br><br>138 (Thunderbird)<br><br>154 (Greenway)<br><br>170 (Bell)<br><br>186 (Union Hills/Mayo Blvd)<br></p><p><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-transit/1078">Click here</a> for more information on impacts to Public Transit services. Schedules will be available soon on valleymetro.org and on trip planners.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
Phoenix Launches Webpage for Bus Rapid Transit Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1001Public Transit2/27/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1001/Newsroom_publictransit_020.jpgPhoenix Launches Webpage for Bus Rapid Transit Program<div class="ExternalClassFC7D7FB163CD403C9D26D3F08FF8CA92"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Public Transit Department invites you to check out the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) page at <a href="/publictransit/brt" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/BRT </a>and provide input about the new transit service coming to Phoenix. The page provides information about the Phoenix BRT program including what BRT is, where it could potentially go and what amenities might be included. </p> <p>In 2015, Phoenix voters approved Proposition 104, creating the 35-year street and transit improvement plan known as <a href="https://www.t2050.org/" target="_blank">Transportation 2050 (T2050). </a>BRT is a key component of T2050 and will expand our city's transit service to give passengers more trip options.</p> <p>The difference between BRT and other services is that BRT can move more people while operating throughout the day on major roads. BRT advantages include speed, reliability and convenience, allowing riders to quickly travel throughout the city. Some of the elements found in BRT systems include custom buses, mobile payments, dedicated lanes, advanced technology and level platforms, making it easy for all customers to board.   </p> <p>As a new transit option for Phoenix, BRT will be developed based on where current and future transit ridership shows the most need and with plenty of community input. That's why we need your feedback. </p> <p>The new BRT page will be updated with community meeting locations and details about ways you can participate in the program's development. Are you part of an organization that would like the BRT team to present at your next meeting? Connect with us and start learning about BRT today.</p> <p> <strong>About Transportation 2050</strong>: In Aug. 2015, Phoenix voters approved Transportation 2050 (T2050), a 35-year citywide transportation plan. T2050 is overseen by the Citizens Transportation Commission and includes improved frequency on local bus service, new light rail service and stations and major street improvement projects. Funding for T2050 comes from a 7/10ths of a cent city sales tax that started Jan. 1, 2016. Over the life of the plan, the funds are estimated to generate about $16.7 billion, or more than half of the plan's overall cost. There will be an additional $14.8 billion in federal and county funds, passenger fares and other sources. For more information, visit the <a href="https://www.t2050.org/" target="_blank">T2050 page </a>or follow<a href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus" target="_blank"> Phoenix Public Transit</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/StreetsPHX" target="_blank">Phoenix Street Transportation</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">Valley Metro</a> on Twitter.<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
The City of Phoenix Wants Your Feedback on the Transportation 2050 Programhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/969Public Transit2/20/2020 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/969/Newsroom_PublicTransit_018.jpgThe City of Phoenix Wants Your Feedback on the Transportation 2050 Program<div class="ExternalClass32D19B19844D45E5B9AFDE82D9605472"><html> <p> The voter-approved <a href="https://www.t2050.org/" target="_blank">Transportation 2050 (T2050)</a> transit and streets program continues to move forward, and the city of Phoenix wants to hear from you. Be sure to fill out the <a href="https://www.westgroupresearch.com/Phoenix2050" target="_blank">T2050 survey</a>, where you can comment on transportation improvements including bus service, bus shelters, streets and sidewalks by February 28, 2020. <br></p> <p>If you've been able to take advantage of some of the progress, this is your chance to provide input. And don't worry if you aren't familiar with the improvements - The Phoenix Public Transit and Street Transportation departments have compiled an <a href="/streetssite/Documents/2019_T2050_Progress_Report_3_ENGLISH.pdf" target="_blank">annual progress report </a>to showcase the various achievements made so far. The highly visual report exemplifies the city's continued commitment to ensuring accountability, transparency and tracking measurable goals in the delivery of T2050 programs and projects. </p> <p> <br>The report also provides detailed financial information on everything related to street and transportation improvements in an easy-to-navigate format. <br><br>Progress highlighted in Public Transit includes increased bus service every 30 minutes on all bus routes, 15-minute frequency on most Phoenix core routes, new bus shelters, a new 50th Street light rail station and added RAPID service throughout Phoenix. <br><br>The T2050 Street Transportation Department progress includes repaving more than 400 miles of city streets, preservation treatments on 1,400 miles of city and neighborhood streets, adding more than 141 miles of new bicycle lanes and 27 miles of new sidewalks and replacing 1,450 street lights and nearly 2,900 illuminated street signs. <br><br>Feedback from our residents and riders is a critical part of the process, so make sure to fill it out this survey before February 28. <br><br>The T2050 complete report is available on the program progress webpage, <a href="https://www.t2050.org/" target="_blank">T2050.org</a>. The <a href="https://www.westgroupresearch.com/Phoenix2050" target="_blank">T2050 online survey is available here</a>.<br><br>About Transportation 2050: In Aug. 2015, Phoenix voters approved Transportation 2050 (T2050), a 35-year citywide transportation plan. T2050 is overseen by the Citizens Transportation Commission and includes improved frequency on local bus service, new light rail service and stations and major street improvement projects. Funding for T2050 comes from a 7/10ths of a cent city sales tax that started Jan. 1, 2016. Over the life of the plan, the funds are estimated to generate about $16.7 billion, or more than half of the plan's overall cost. There will be an additional $14.8 billion in federal and county funds, passenger fares and other sources. For more information, visit the <a href="https://www.t2050.org/" target="_blank">T2050 page</a> or follow <a href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus" target="_blank">Phoenix Public Transit</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/StreetsPHX" target="_blank">Phoenix Street Transportation</a> and <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/projects" target="_blank">Valley Metro</a> on Twitter. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
New App Among T2050 Light Rail Updateshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/976Public Transit2/19/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/976/newsroom_publictransit_0019.jpghttps://youtu.be/tug97isoKl0New App Among T2050 Light Rail Updates<div class="ExternalClass21FE94D0392548BAB5649A70D385CC31"><html>​Check out the latest Transportation 2050 (T2050) light rail program updates including a new app. The Transportation 2050 voter-approved program is funded by a local sales tax approved by Phoenix voters in 2015 – as well as county and federal funds. T2050 allows for enhanced bus service, transit-related technology improvements and fare media upgrades under the leadership of the Citizens Transportation Commission. <br><br>Visit <a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=_JgMvK7Z1E3rqL4tQ4dXuPJhjlt8MTU4MjIzNjk2OUAxNTgyMTUwNTY5&q=http://phoenix.gov/T2050&event=video_description&v=tug97isoKl0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-url="/redirect?redir_token=_JgMvK7Z1E3rqL4tQ4dXuPJhjlt8MTU4MjIzNjk2OUAxNTgyMTUwNTY5&q=http%3A%2F%2Fphoenix.gov%2FT2050&event=video_description&v=tug97isoKl0" data-sessionlink="itct=CEMQ6TgYACITCIzevpXS3ucCFaRDTAgdntICmkjd1KDZ4r2P9LYB" data-target-new-window="True">http://phoenix.gov/T2050</a> to learn more about T2050 and for light rail visit <a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=_JgMvK7Z1E3rqL4tQ4dXuPJhjlt8MTU4MjIzNjk2OUAxNTgyMTUwNTY5&q=http://valleymetro.org/projects&event=video_description&v=tug97isoKl0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-url="/redirect?redir_token=_JgMvK7Z1E3rqL4tQ4dXuPJhjlt8MTU4MjIzNjk2OUAxNTgyMTUwNTY5&q=http%3A%2F%2Fvalleymetro.org%2Fprojects&event=video_description&v=tug97isoKl0" data-sessionlink="itct=CEMQ6TgYACITCIzevpXS3ucCFaRDTAgdntICmkjd1KDZ4r2P9LYB" data-target-new-window="True">http://valleymetro.org/projects</a><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitVideopublic-transitPublic Transit

 

 

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Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass3A20C750F0494BAAA7926AA5A46FAD6F"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM10/30/2020 8:18:55 PM

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