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Join us at the ADOT Transportation Expo347https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/2021 Expo Flyer.jpgJoin us at the ADOT Transportation Expohttps://adotdbeexpo.com/https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=347 ​Learn more about project opportunities with Phoenix Public Transit at ADOT's transportation virtual expo Aug. 18-19. <div class="ExternalClassA77E46BFEA4744A6A94D836AACFF72F5"><p>​Learn more about project opportunities with Phoenix Public Transit at ADOT's transportation virtual expo Aug. 18-19. <br></p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
Transportation 2050 Five Year Anniversary332https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Multimodal_1.jpgTransportation 2050 Five Year Anniversaryhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1873https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=332 Phoenix celebrates five years of Transportation 2050 accomplishments.​ ​ <div class="ExternalClass3EF37041CE684E058CD4D75ABAD80251"><p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#000000;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Phoenix celebrates five years of Transportation 2050 accomplishments.​</span>​ </span><br></p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
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
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
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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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-transit
Federal Mask Mandate Still in Effect for Public Transit Ridershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1078Public Transit5/20/2021 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1078/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngFederal Mask Mandate Still in Effect for Public Transit Riders<div class="ExternalClassFD2F813973DF48C583D9F78DE781EDEE"><html> <p> <strong>​​​</strong><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><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>To prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, face coverings are required on all surface transportation including all city of Phoenix Public Transit bus, light rail and Dial-a-Ride. The <a href="https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/sd-1582-84-21-01a.pdf" target="_blank">Transportation Security Administration Security Directive</a> issued April 30, 2021 extends the requirement for travelers to wear masks until Sept. 13, 2021. ​<br></p><p>The following protocols are in effect, until further notice, to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19:<br></p><p>As of Oct. 20, 2020 designated seats onboard buses are marked as "unavailable" to facilitate social distancing, rather than a specific limit of riders on each bus. Passengers are encouraged to plan additional travel time, as these measures may impact their trip.<br></p><p>We ask everyone to continue to practice social distancing while riding, including:</p><p>• boarding using the rear doors,</p><p>• visually showing fare to the driver,</p><p>• staying at least six feet apart while waiting at bus stops and</p><p>• in accordance with federal guidance, wearing a cloth mask covering their nose and mouth.<br></p><p>We continue working to make sure those who depend on public transit are able to get to their destinations safely. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during these times.<br></p><p><strong>Phoenix Public Transit Centers Open for Free Mask Distribution </strong></p><p>Customer service windows at the following Phoenix transit centers are open for free mask distribution, but closed for fare sales until further notice:​<br></p><p>• Central Station (302 N 1st Ave., Suite 120, north side of the building)</p><p>• Ed Pastor (Central Avenue and Broadway Road)</p><p>• Sunnyslope (3rd Street and Dunlap Avenue)</p><p>• Metrocenter (Metrocenter Mall)<br></p><p>Riders also have the opportunity to get free face coverings at 16 Phoenix public libraries. For details and locations visit <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/covid-19" target="_blank">valleymetro.org/COVID-19</a>.<br></p><p>Various options for purchasing fares remain available to passengers, such as ticket vending machines located throughout light rail platforms, at participating retailers or online.<br></p><p>For an appointment to reclaim lost and found items, call (602) 534-5053 between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. You may also pick up lost and found items at Central Station.<br></p><p>Access to Public Transit Department offices at 302 N. First Ave. including the Business and Workforce Development Center are by appointment only. To make an appointment with Public Transit, email pubtrans@phoenix.gov, or call (602) 262-7242.​<br></p><p>To make an appointment at the Workforce Development Center email phoenix.business.center@phoenix.gov, or call 602-256-3147.<br></p><p>For general transit-related information, contact Valley Metro customer service at <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank">valleymetro.org</a> or call (602) 253-5000 or TTY (602) 251-2039 between 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturdays or 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays or you can email csr@valleymetro.org.<br></p><p>We continue updating riders and community members on valleymetro.org and social media. Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">@valleymetro​</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus" target="_blank">@PhoenixMetroBus</a>​<br></p><p>Thank you for your patience and stay safe.​<br></p><div><br></div><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services​</strong></a><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit
Phoenix Celebrates Five Years of Transportation 2050 Accomplishmentshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1873Public Transit4/26/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1873/Public_Transit_Newsroom_40.jpgPhoenix Celebrates Five Years of Transportation 2050 Accomplishments<div class="ExternalClassA1F368A7D1F245E7933AC4687343B9E6"><html> <p></p> <p>​​S​treet improvements, new bus shelters, extended bus service hours, a new light rail station and more milestones were made possible in the last five years thanks to forward-thinking Phoenicians who voted for Proposition 104 (<a target="_blank" href="/T2050">Transportation 2050​</a>) in August 2015. </p> <p>A seven-tenths (7/10) of a cent sales tax went into effect in January 2016, funding the Transportation 2050 (T2050) program. T2050 is a 35-year multimodal transportation plan to dramatically expand investment in bus service, light rail construction and operation, and overall mobility and street improvements across Phoenix. </p> <p>To celebrate these accomplishments, the city has planned a <a target="_blank" href="/T2050/FiveYears">socially distant scavenger hunt ​</a>that can be completed virtually or in person. The city has also released two videos celebrating T2050 achievements.<br></p> <p> “This year marks five years of progress under Phoenix’s T2050 plan, and we have a lot to celebrate,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Phoenix is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and it is critical that we have a multimodal transit system that meets the needs of our residents and helps them thrive. While 2020 was a different year than we expected, the city forged ahead to meet more goals than ever before. We will continue to do so, to ensure robust, inclusive transportation options become a reality in Phoenix.” </p> <p>Mayor Gallego adds that T2050 also helped position Phoenix for the growth and economic prosperity the city has experienced over the last five years.</p> <p> “Major employers, site selectors and investors look at factors like transportation and infrastructure when choosing where to locate,” Mayor Gallego said. “We have a long-range vision for mobility and transportation that is supported by our voters and that’s why the Phoenix economy is rebounding faster than other cities.”</p> <p> <strong>Public Participation and Multimedia Content </strong> </p> <p>• Participate in the T2050 scavenger hunt to experience progress made to date. The scavenger hunt can be completed at home or in person at various sites that were made possible through T2050 funding. Visit<a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/T2050/FiveYears"> phoenix.gov/T2050/FiveYears</a> to learn more and complete the T2050 scavenger hunt. Successful participants in the contest are eligible to win a $150, $100 or $50 donated gift card to the <a target="_blank" href="https://shop.localfirstaz.com/">Shop Arizona Marketplace</a>.</p> <p>• Listen to Mayor Kate Gallego’s comments on the <a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/pk-4OszomYM">city’s YouTube channel</a>. </p> <p>• Watch a brief summary of the T2050 key milestones in this <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMrL7Sl-KoI">two-minute video</a>.</p> <p>• To be transparent to voters and the traveling public, the city of Phoenix publishes<a target="_blank" href="/T2050/Progress"> annual progress reports​</a> detailing how T2050 funds are used to advance transportation and mobility across the city. The reports highlight various taxpayer-funded projects showing that the city is on track to meet its goals. Check out the <a href="/streetssite/Documents/T2050AnnualProgressReport%20_FY2020_EnglishInteractive.pdf" target="_blank">latest 2020 progress report card on p. 9​</a> to see the evolution of improvements. <br><br></p> <p> <strong>Select Five-Year Bus and Dial-A-Ride Achievements</strong> </p> <p>• Bus and Dial-A-Ride service hours extended to match light rail hours</p> <p>• Increased frequency on five major bus routes and extended bus routes on five major arterial roads</p> <p>• Purchased 319 new local buses, 37 RAPID buses, 97 Dial-A-Ride vehicles and three circulator buses</p> <p>• Installed 321 bus shelter shade structures, 49 bus stops and six bus bays </p> <p>• Continued providing transportation for essential workers every ​day throughout the pandemic​<br><br></p> <p> <strong>Select Five-Year High-Capacity Transit Achievements</strong> </p> <p>• 50th Street Light Rail Station opened in 2019<br></p> <p>• Planning underway for high capacity transit between the state capitol and Desert Sky Mall (Capitol Extension/I-10 West Extension)<br><br></p> <p>• Construction underway for the second phase of the Northwest Extension to the Metrocenter region</p> <p>• Construction underway on the South Central Extension and Downtown Hub</p> <p>• Public outreach on potential corridors and networks for the Bus Rapid Transit System<br><br></p> <p> <strong>Select Five-Year Street Maintenance Achievements</strong> </p> <p>• Added 189 miles of new pavement and applied pavement preservation treatments to 441 additional miles of arterial or major collector roads </p> <p>• Added 552 miles of new pavement and applied pavement preservation treatment to 1,544 additional miles of minor collector or local streets</p> <p>• Improved or installed 12,003 ADA-compliant curb ramps</p> <p>• Replaced 3,331 illuminated street signs</p> <p>• Installed 2,318 new energy-efficient LED street lights</p> <p>• Installed 182 miles of new bike lanes</p> <p>• Installed 166 left-turn arrows<br><br></p> <p> <strong>About Transportation 2050</strong>: In Aug. 2015, Phoenix voters approved 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 from federal and county funds, passenger fares and other sources. <br></p><p>For the latest, follow us on Twitter <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus">@PhoenixMetroBus​</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/StreetsPHX">@StreetsPHX</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro">@ValleyMetro​.​<br></a><br></p><p><strong>Media Contacts</strong></p><p>Phoenix Public Transit, Brenda Yanez, 602-571-5895<br></p><p>Phoenix Street Transportation, Ashley Patton, 602-292-3704<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit



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