New Transit Book Provides Details for January 24 Service Changes
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Phoenix, AZ (Jan. 6, 2011) Transit passengers should check with Valley Metro before making any trips on Monday, January 24.
“There are several good ways to check on your bus or light rail schedule: website, Transit Book, mobile phone or by calling Customer Service at 602-253-5000,” said Dave Boggs, Valley Metro executive director.
Some of the major changes for Monday, January 24 to the Valley Metro regional public transit system include:
· Arizona Avenue/Country Club LINK service— new expanded LINK bus service from Chandler Park-and-Ride to Sycamore Transit Center in Mesa, providing a direct link to METRO light rail.
· Route 184/Power Road—new bus route provides service between Mesa Community College Red Mountain campus at McKellips Road and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport at Williams Field Road.
· RAPID to Rail—New service will connect the Bell Road/I-17 Park-and-Ride and Metrocenter Transit Center to the METRO light rail Montebello Transit Center at 19th Avenue and Montebello Avenue.
· METRO light rail—minor schedule adjustments.
· Express Routes 570, 582, 590—eliminated routes; alternatives include Grand Avenue Limited, RAPID I-17 or RAPID to Rail.
· Routes 29, 30, 40, 45, 61, 96, 120, 156, 186 and Grand Avenue Limited—schedule or route adjustments.
· RAPID I-17—Extended service begins at the new Happy Valley Road/I-17 Park-and-Ride. The Deer Valley Community Center Park-and-Ride at 19th Avenue and Utopia Road bus stops are eliminated.
To view all of the bus route changes, go online at www.valleymetro.org. The Transit Book will be available online beginning January 10 and printed copies will be available on January 19. Books are available at libraries, transit centers, city halls and on buses.
The Transit Book is a 300-page comprehensive resource that passengers rely on for accurate information about riding transit. In addition to offering the schedules and maps for more than 80 bus routes and METRO light rail, the Transit Book features information in English and Spanish about fares, fare sales locations, and tips on how to ride the bus or light rail.
Valley Metro RPTA provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County, including a clean-fuel bus fleet, low-emissions light rail, a bio-diesel Dial-a-Ride fleet, online carpool matching and bus trip mapping, and bicycle and telework assistance. Funding is provided by local, state and federal revenues; and administered by a board of 16 governments working to improve and regionalize the public transit system.
* Source: Valley Metro RPTA *