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Valley Metro Releases New App With Real Time Trackinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1980Public Transit7/6/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1980/Public_Transit_Newsroom_41.jpg Valley Metro Releases New App With Real Time Tracking<div class="ExternalClass16CC57272F364F8485383A5C1388942C"><html> <p>Ever wonder when your bus is arriving? Or, when the next train will pull into the station? Ponder no more. Valley Metro, in partnership with the city of Phoenix and Vix Technology, has launched the <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/how-to-ride/online-tools/app" target="_blank">new Valley Metro: Plan & Track app</a> that features real time bus and light rail tracking and trip planning. </p><p>“More than 90 percent of our riders own a smartphone and with this major upgrade in technology, our vital transit system becomes more accessible and easier to use. This new tool is particularly critical as our riders and our communities return stronger than ever from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Vice Chair of the Valley Metro RPTA Board of Directors. </p><p>The planning and tracking features of the app were accelerated after a <a href="https://drupal-space.nyc3.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/s3fs-public/uploads/event-resources/final_vm_ridership_recovery_topline_report_8.17.20_web.pdf" target="_blank">2020 rider survey</a> indicated that nearly 70 percent of respondents stated that it is very important to keep riders informed of service updates. With real time tracking, it gives the riders the ability to see when their bus or train will arrive. With the app now available, riders can:</p><p>• Plan trips with step-by-step navigation</p><p>• Track buses and trains in real time</p><p>• View a trip’s travel time</p><p>• Save favorite stops</p><p>• Get service alerts and updates.</p><p>“This digital tool is a game changer for our riders. It basically takes all of the guesswork out of planning a transit trip,” said Scott Smith, Valley Metro CEO. “We know this is a big deal for current riders and we believe it will attract new riders to our ever-growing system.”</p><p>In addition to real time tracking, the app will introduce mobile fare payment in 2022. Riders will be able to create an account and pay for transit fares directly from their phone. </p><p>On behalf of the region, the city of Phoenix has contracted with <a href="https://vixtechnology.com/about/" target="_blank">Vix Technology​</a> to modernize Valley Metro’s regional fare system, giving riders greater tools and flexibility to access the transit system. This app is the first enhancement as part of a multi-year program that will also include mobile ticketing, reloadable smart cards and new, more modern fare collection equipment.  </p><p>The new app is free and available on iOS and Google Play.</p><p><strong>About Valley Metro</strong>: Valley Metro exists to connect communities and enhance lives each day by providing eco-friendly public transit options in metro Phoenix. In Fiscal Year 2020, total ridership for the regional bus and 28-mile light rail system was 53 million passengers. Five high capacity transit extensions are in planning or under construction that will create a 50-mile system by 2030. Valley Metro also offers alternative transportation programs including <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/accessibility" target="_blank">paratransit services for seniors and people with disabilities​</a>, commuter vanpools, <a href="https://sharetheride.com/" target="_blank">online carpool matching</a>, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors from 18 local cities and towns and the county set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system in Maricopa County. Stay up-to-date by following us on  <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.facebook.com/valleymetro__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21LjG0d5IQ4Nnj495GNhI_HH0jhXfqNGcUsrDyv3-on7Cf4nVMyhxXvqCRxel99HIEtV71weI$" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.instagram.com/valleymetro/__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21LjG0d5IQ4Nnj495GNhI_HH0jhXfqNGcUsrDyv3-on7Cf4nVMyhxXvqCRxel99HIEQb78V8c$" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/ValleyMetro" target="_blank">YouTube​</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">Twitter</a> or by visiting <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank">valleymetro.org</a>.</p><p><strong>About Phoenix Public Transit</strong>: The Phoenix Public Transit Department provides Phoenix residents a variety of transit options and is the largest member of the Valley 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.​</p><div><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitBus rider stepping on to busPublic Transit#Bus #LightRail #PhoenixPublicTransit #T2050 #Transportation2050 #NewValleyMetroApp #Mobility #PublicTransitOptions #FareTechnology #RealTimeBusTracking Real Time Bus and Light Rail Tracking, Valley Metro App, Phoenix Public Transit, Bus, Light Rail, T2050, Transportation 2050, Transit OptionsBrenda Yanez602-571-5895602-261-8254brenda.yanez@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/28/Brenda_Yanez.jpgEric Everts602-478-1166602-261-8392eric.everts@phoenix.govPhoenixMetroBus

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/28/2021 12:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass095A3C4961DD4AB889634CEE913BAF7B"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Select sites now also offer Vaccinations! Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/28/2021 12:15:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix COVID-19 Testing and Select Vaccination Events<div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a> </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;line-height:1.6;"> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a><br></p><h2> Vaccinations<br></h2><p>Select events marked with <strong> <span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong> offer COVID-19 tests and vaccines! For other vaccine locations see <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Locations" target="_blank">Maricopa County Vaccine Finder</a> and <a href="https://www.vaccines.gov/search/" target="_blank">Vaccines.gov seach</a>.<br><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</span></p><h3>Thursday, October 28, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, October 29, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, October 30, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Washington Park<br> 6655 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cesar Chavez Library<br> 3635 W Baseline Road, Laveen, AZ 85339<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, November 1, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cholla Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cholla Library<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 10050 N. Metro Parkway E., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, November 2, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 502 E. Alta Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, November 3, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Maryvale Community Center<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, November 4, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, November 5, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Park<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 17642 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, November 6, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> First Institutional Baptist Church<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 1141 E Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> American Family Fields of Phoenix<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3805 North 53rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85031<br> 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, November 8, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Chicanos Por La Causa<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 6850 W Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Cortez Park<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 3434 W. Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, November 9, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Mesquite Library<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 4525 E Paradise Village Parkway N., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, November 10, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 5648 N. 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Friday, November 12, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 7:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, November 13, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Aeroterra Community Center<br><strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 1725 E. McKinley Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br> <strong><span style="color:#0066cc;">Testing & Vaccination Event</span></strong><br> 7602 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><br></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Portal to the Past Lecture Serieshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2112Parks and Recreation10/25/2021 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2112/Water Is Life.jpgPortal to the Past Lecture Series<div class="ExternalClassB2B286D587174BB5A96D035163F19783"><html> <p>​​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Explore Arizona's Water Heritage</strong></p> <p> <strong>Storytelling Performance and Panel Discussion at Pueblo Grande Museum​</strong> </p> <p>Join Cultural Coalition and Pueblo Grande Museum for two free programs exploring the most important resource to Arizona desert dwellers, from pre-Columbian to modern times, water. Building on the recent Portal to the Past Festival, these programs invite both families with young children and curious adults to learn more about the history of water in Arizona.</p> <p> <strong>“The Gila and The Salt – Our River Stories"</strong> family friendly program will take place outside on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum, and the <strong>“Water is Life Panel Discussion"</strong> will take place in the Museum's Community Room. </p> <p> <strong>Due to COVID considerations, each program is limited to 50 attendees. </strong> </p> <p> <em>Both programs are free and open to the public with an RSVP ticket available now at Eventbrite</em>.</p> <h3> Program Details: The Gila and The Salt - Our River Stories <br>Date: October 20 <br>Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm </h3><p style="text-align:justify;">Cost: Free via Eventbrite RSVP ticket *Space is limited to 50 attendees*<br>Where: Outside on the back patio of Pueblo Grande Museum</p> <p style="text-align:justify;">A masked storytelling performance that narrates the stories of Arizonans in both the Salt and Gila Rivers communities and their centuries of water use in the Valley. Written and performed by Zarco Guerrero, artist and storyteller, and 2021 Arizona Humanities Award Recipient, this colorful, funny, and informative performance is enjoyable for the whole family.<br>Eventbrite RSVP - <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gila-the-salt-our-river-stories-performance-tickets-188659123517">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-gila-the-salt-our-river-stories-performance-tickets-188659123517</a></p> <h3>Program Details: Virtual Program "Water is Life: A Panel Discussion"</h3><h3>Wednesday, November 3, 2021</h3><h3>6 - 7:30pm<br></h3><p>​Cost: Free<br></p><p>Where: Webex<br></p> <p style="text-align:justify;"> <strong></strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">A conversation about the use of water in the community, it's history and the present situation of water sources in the Valley. Panelists from Gila River and Salt River Indian Communities, Salt River Project Research, Archives and Heritage Section, and the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University. Moderated by the Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum.<br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Webex Link: <a href="https://phoenixparks.webex.com/phoenixparks/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec809f7026f61377d98488367749ebdfe" target="_blank"><strong>Join the Lecture</strong></a><br> <br>For more information about Pueblo Grande Museum's programs, please visit <a href="http://www.pueblogrande.com/" target="_blank">www.pueblogrande.com</a> or call (602) 495-0901.<br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

 

 

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