Hillary Foose, METRO Public Information Officer, sent us this email earlier this morning, letting us know of the light rail's extended hours during the NBA All-Star weekend.
PHOENIX – METRO will extend its service hours Feb. 13 – 15 to better
support patrons of the NBA All-Star 2009. "This is a rare opportunity
for the region. METRO will do all it can to encourage the use public
transportation to these exciting events," said METRO CEO Rick Simonetta.
On all three nights – Friday, Feb. 13, Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday,
Feb. 15 – METRO will offer the last trip east or westbound from downtown
Phoenix at 1 a.m.
Service frequency will not change. Patrons can expect 10-minute service
on weekdays and 15-minute service on weekends between 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
After 7 p.m., METRO arrives every 20 minutes through the end of service,
weeknights or weekends.
As with all special events that occur along the line, METRO promotes the
use of existing fare media (a 3-day, 7-day, 31-day pass or Platinum
Pass) or purchasing an all-day pass when first boarding. An all-day
pass or more eliminates the need to wait in line to buy another single
ride pass when leaving the special event.