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Masks on Public Transit a Federal Mandate338https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/resized_slider_federal_mask_mandate.jpgMasks on Public Transit a Federal Mandatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1740https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=338 ​Plan ahead and wear your mask on public transit. It's now a federal mandate to ride. <div class="ExternalClass5D24B16E532A4641AD2286491B815941"><p>​Plan ahead and wear your mask on public transit. It's now a federal mandate to ride.<br></p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
Read the Transportation 2050 Progress Report332https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Multimodal_1.jpgRead the Transportation 2050 Progress Reporthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1668https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=332 Good news! The city of Phoenix released the annual Transportation 2050 (T2050) accomplishments report. <div class="ExternalClass3EF37041CE684E058CD4D75ABAD80251"><p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Good news! The city of Phoenix released the annual Transportation 2050 (T2050) accomplishments report. </span><br></p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
Downtown Phoenix Bus Service Changes329https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/ElhiiuXVkAE3I73.jpgDowntown Phoenix Bus Service Changeshttps://www.valleymetro.org/pardon-our-progresshttps://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=329 ​See how your route or bus stop is affected due to construction in downtown Phoenix. <div class="ExternalClass479A9EBA656C4E9DB6F35B9497ED4F92"><p>​See how your route or bus stop is affected due to construction in downtown Phoenix. <br></p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
Early Morning Bus Service Restored327https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Bus and light rail_resized_slider.jpgEarly Morning Bus Service Restoredhttps://www.valleymetro.org/https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=327 Phoenix bus service now starts at 4 a.m. during weekdays and 5 a.m. during weekends. <div class="ExternalClass41EEB6CDDEFB4B6E995B4A3C82E891AA"><p><span style="color:#14171a;font-family:system-ui, -apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, ubuntu, "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">Phoenix bus service now starts at 4 a.m. during weekdays and 5 a.m. during weekends. </span><br></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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Face Coverings on Public Transit Now a Federal Mandatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1740Public Transit2/2/2021 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1740/Public_Transit_Newsroom_38.jpgFace Coverings on Public Transit Now a Federal Mandate<div class="ExternalClass0BA87A8CC8594369B5E5B06241B18FA1"><html> <p>​On Jan. 21, 2021, President Biden issued an <strong>executive order requiring mask wearing on all modes of public transportation</strong> including intercity buses and trains. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order which requires people to wear masks while on all public transportation and conveyances (trains, airplanes, ferries, etc.) and at transportation hubs. <br></p> <p>On Jan. 31, the <a href="https://www.tsa.gov/news/press/releases/2021/01/31/tsa-implement-executive-order-regarding-face-masks-airport-security" target="_blank">Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released a security directive</a> to implement President Biden’s Executive Order and support enforcement of the CDC’s Order with an effective start date of Feb. 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST.</p> <p>Since June 20, 2020, Phoenix Public Transit passengers have been required to wear face coverings in conjunction with local and regional declarations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This federal mandate takes precedence over previously enacted local actions.</p> <p> <strong>Riders are urged to plan ahead</strong> and bring their own face coverings before boarding any public transit. Riders also are required to properly wear the face covering according to <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-wear-cloth-face-coverings.html" target="_blank">CDC guidelines </a>for their entire trip, including covering the face and nose. </p> <p>To assist transit passengers that do not have a face mask, Phoenix Public Transit will continue to provide<strong> free face coverings</strong> (as supplies allow) for riders at the following transit centers and libraries:<br></p> <p>• Transit Centers: Central Station, Ed Pastor, Metrocenter and Sunnyslope</p> <p>• Libraries: Burton Barr, Cesar Chavez, Desert Sage, Harmon, Palo Verde, Saguaro, Yucca</p> <p>The face-covering requirement applies to all people two years of age and older, on any public transit vehicle or at any public transit facility, including waiting areas and bus and light rail stops. Guidance from the CDC instructs public transit personnel to use best efforts to ensure that every person wears a mask when boarding, disembarking and for the duration of travel. Best efforts include:</p> <p>• Boarding only those persons who wear masks;</p> <p>• Instructing people that federal law requires wearing a mask on public transit and failure to comply constitutes a violation of federal law;</p> <p>• Monitoring persons onboard for anyone who is not wearing a mask;</p> <p>• At the earliest opportunity, disembarking any person who refuses to comply; and </p> <p>• Providing people with adequate notice to facilitate awareness and compliance of the requirement of the order to wear a mask.</p> <p>Read the detailed information on the <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/21/executive-order-promoting-covid-19-safety-in-domestic-and-international-travel/" target="_blank">President’s Order</a> and the <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/masks/mask-travel-guidance.html" target="_blank">CDC’s Order</a>, including definitions and instructions on wearing masks. </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">@PhoenixMetroBus</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">@valleymetro</a> on Twitter. </p> <p> <strong>About the Phoenix Public Transit Department</strong>:  </p> <p>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> <br> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit
Light Rail Temporary Schedule Change and Station Closureshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1724Public Transit1/27/2021 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1724/Public_Transit_Newsroom_37.jpgLight Rail Temporary Schedule Change and Station Closures<div class="ExternalClass41517F4E18B747A68AEB065BF5E45F01"><html> <p> Construction continues on the <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/south-central-extension-downtown-hub/scedh-business-assistance-program" target="_blank">South Central Extension/Downtown Hub light rail project</a>. Later this month, crews will build new track connections for the Downtown Hub. To complete the work safely, certain areas of the light rail system will not be available to riders. <br> </p> <p> February 13-26 work occurs at the intersections of 5th Street and Washington and Central Avenue and McKinley. Both eastbound and westbound trains will alternate travel on a single track in downtown Phoenix.  </p> <p> Riders can board and de-board east- and westbound trains at  </p> <div> <ul> <li><p> Van Buren/1st Ave </p></li> <li><p> Jefferson/1st Ave </p></li> <li><p> 3rd St/Jefferson </p></li> </ul> </div> <p> The following platforms will be closed </p> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"></span> </div> <div> <ul style="" class="" dir=""> <li><p> ​Van Buren/Central Ave </p></li> <li><p>Washington/Central Ave</p></li> <li><p>3rd St/Washington</p></li> </ul> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;"></span> </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p> March 13-26 work occurs at the intersections of 5th Street and Jefferson and 1st Avenue and McKinley. Both eastbound and westbound trains will alternate travel on a single track in downtown Phoenix. </p> </div> <p> Riders can board and de-board east- and westbound trains at:  </p> <div> <ul> <li><p> Van Buren/Central Ave </p></li> <li><p> Washington/Central Ave </p></li> <li><p> 3rd St/Jefferson </p></li> </ul> </div> <p> The following platforms will be closed:  </p> <div> <ul> <li><p> Van Buren/1st Ave </p></li> <li><p> Jefferson/1st Ave </p></li> <li><p> 3rd St/Jefferson <br></p></li> </ul> </div> <p> Because of this work, on February 13-26 and March 13-26, all light rail trains are estimated to arrive at platforms every 30 minutes during the entire service day. Typically, light rail service operates every 15 minutes on weekdays during peak hours, so riders are being asked to plan ahead to ensure timely arrivals at their destinations.  <br></p> <p> View the schedule that will be in effect during these two-week periods at <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/maps-schedules/pardon-our-progress#light-rail-single-tracking" target="_blank">valleymetro.org/pardonourprogress​</a>. <br></p> <p> The South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project team developed this work plan based on safety, ability to maintain traffic, construction scheduling and most importantly, minimizing impacts to riders.  ​​​​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit
South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub Receives $530 Million Federal Granthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1702Public Transit1/12/2021 7:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1702/Public_Transit_Newsroom_36.jpgSouth Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub Receives $530 Million Federal Grant<div class="ExternalClassEF81805682EA418B8E26C6EB608B62AF"><html> <p>​​​The Federal Transit Administration announced a $529.8 million federal grant agreement for the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project on Jan. 6. These funds make up nearly 40 percent of the total project cost and show the federal government’s support of the extension.</p><p>In addition to​ 5.5 miles of new track, this project also includes the construction of a Downtown Hub which will create a two-line light rail system and provide support for major events in the region, such as Super Bowl LVII in 2023. It also represents reinvestment in the entire corridor and community with upgraded utilities, sidewalks, landscaping, local art and mobility being enhanced as part of the project.<br></p><p>Learn more about the project and celebrate the virtual grant-signing by <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7ueDEyT-FE" target="_blank">viewing this video</a>. ​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><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 paratransit services for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, 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 Valley Metro on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/valleymetro/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/valleymetro/?hl=en" 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>.<br><br></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><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit

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