By now, I hope most people are aware of the service changes coming this Monday for METRO light rail and bus service. Yes, we have talked about it before and METRO is doing what they can to get the word out but the reality is, many people don’t pay attention. If someone misses the big news, will they be caught off guard? Maybe. The reality is, the changes probably won’t be a huge loss for the majority of light rail riders. Unfortunately, there will be those that rely on public transportation that might find the service cuts a little harder to deal with.
On Monday morning, July 26th, the people at PIRG will be holding a news conference in Phoenix to highlight the concerns about the impact of service cuts on Valley residents. During this news conference, people will hear about tips for dealing with service cuts as well as concerns about the impact that these service cuts will have on Valley residents.
“At a time when service should be expanding, these service cuts come at a particularly painful time since more people rely on public transit for mobility during an economic downturn.” – Arizona PIRG
WHEN: Monday, July 26, 2010 at10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Civic Space Park, downtown Phoenix: Northwest corner of Central Avenue & Polk Street
For people that rely on bus and light rail service, these changes can have a drastic impact on their travel. Light rail and bus service changes can be found on METRO’s web site and they have provided a Transit Book Supplement to tell people about the changes to bus and light rail service. If you are a fan of Facebook, there is information there, as well.
For light rail riders, the trains will run every 12 minutes from 7:30am to 6:30pm on weekdays. ( other than some holidays ) Prior to 7:30am and after 6:30pm the trains run every 20 minutes.
Phoenix Civic Space Park.