Valley Metro Transit Passes Now Available at Walgreens Stores
170 locations added to retail network
Phoenix, AZ (Aug. 17, 2011) Now, there are 170 more reasons to buy your transit pass in advance of riding the bus and light rail. Walgreens, with 170 stores offering Valley Metro passes, has joined the transit agency network of retail partners. With a total of more than 400 locations along transit routes selling transit fares, it’s a matter of greater convenience and cost savings for all bus and light rail passengers.
“Welcoming Walgreens as a retail partner will make it easy for customers to add transit passes to their shopping lists,” said Dave Boggs, Valley Metro executive director.
Walgreens sells Valley Metro’s most popular fare passes including All-day passes at $3.50 each or 31-day passes at $55.00 each. Reduced* fare All-day passes at $1.75 each and 31-day passes at $27.50 each are also available at Walgreens stores. Both types of passes are good for unlimited, all-day travel on both bus and light rail.
“We are pleased to offer this convenience for Valley Metro transit commuters,” said Walgreens market vice president Barry Zins. “With our presence on major corridors across the region, Walgreens is a natural destination for transit passes. This service also fits well with our focus on offering convenient access to health and daily living needs in every community we serve. ”
Along with Walgreens, the retail fares sales line-up includes 7-Eleven stores, PLS Check Cashers stores, Fry’s Food and Safeway grocery stores. For details on locations selling fares, go to www.valleymetro.org.
Source: Valley Metro RPTA