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Phoenix Public Transit Service Reductions to Begin Monday, May 4311https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Public_Transit_Newsroom_022.jpgPhoenix Public Transit Service Reductions to Begin Monday, May 4https://www.valleymetro.org/news/service-impacts-due-covid-19https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=311 ​Bus service will start at 5am on weekdays and 6am on weekends. Service will end at 11pm seven days a week. ​ <div class="ExternalClass1B131E86283B4E2E8F304644EF185FAA"><p>​Bus service will start at 5am on weekdays and 6am on weekends. Service will end at 11pm seven days a week. ​<br></p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
Face Coverings Required on Public Transit315https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/bus.jpgFace Coverings Required on Public Transithttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1348https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=315 ​Passengers are required to wear face coverings while riding transit in Phoenix to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more. <div class="ExternalClass3014A782135047FDB0845FF9CEB684F3">​Passengers are required to wear face coverings while riding transit in Phoenix to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more.<br><br></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
Express and RAPID Bus Service Schedules Reduced Due to COVID-19310https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/RAPID.jfifExpress and RAPID Bus Service Schedules Reduced Due to COVID-19https://www.valleymetro.org/news/service-impacts-due-covid-19https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=310 ​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. <div class="ExternalClass1321127E8F7048E3AD38E3FAED35479D"><p>​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. </p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)302https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Newsroom_publictransit_020.jpgBus Rapid Transit (BRT)https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransit/brthttps://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=302 ​Learn about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) a new service coming to Phoenix under the Transportation 2050 plan. Learn what BRT is, where it could go, and how to have the team present at your next community meeting. <div class="ExternalClass8E33ED9074EF46F093B90BAE30777754"><p>​Learn about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) a new service coming to Phoenix under the Transportation 2050 plan. Learn what BRT is, where it could go, and how to have the team present at your next community meeting.</p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
T2050 Annual Progress Report 305https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/T2050_report.pngT2050 Annual Progress Report https://www.t2050.org/files/2019_interactive_ENGLISH.PDF https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=305 ​The annual report highlights progress made in three categories Street Maintenance and Improvements, bus and Dial-a-Ride, and high capacity transit and include a financial summary on program sales tax revenues. <div class="ExternalClass734FC1375982481E84436FBE746B70A4"><p>​The annual report highlights progress made in three categories: Street Maintenance and Improvements, bus and Dial-a-Ride, and high capacity transit and include a financial summary on program sales tax revenues. </p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage


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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-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-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-transit

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