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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
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
About Us303https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/About_us_publictransit_.jpgAbout Ushttps://www.phoenix.gov/publictransit/abouthttps://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=303 The Phoenix Public Transit Department is the largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system which operates and provides residents transit services from a local commuter bus to alternative transportation for senior citizens and special needs. <div class="ExternalClass77BF6D87555346789DE6CAB06ACCE413"><p>The Phoenix Public Transit Department is the largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system which operates and provides residents transit services from a local commuter bus to alternative transportation for senior citizens and special needs.</p><p><br> </p><p> </p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage


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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
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-transit
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-transit

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