Valley Metro

Phoenix, AZ 85003

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101 North 1st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
http://www.valleymetro.org/
602.253.5000

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Valley Metro provides bus and rail service in Phoenix and surrounding areas. 

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Infrastructure

Valley Metro celebrates opening of Northwest Phase II extension

Jan. 29, 2024
The project includes a series of “firsts” for Valley Metro, including the first elevated station, rail-only bridge over I-17 and a multimodal transit center named after regional...
Bus

Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority Board of Directors awards three-year contract to Keolis

Keolis will manage operations of the Valley Metro RPTM's bus network in Metro Phoenix’s East Valley beginning Jan. 1, 2024.
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Vehicles

STV partners with Valley Metro as lead planner and designer for Rio East-Dobson Extension project

Sept. 19, 2023
The project will evaluate the expansion of Valley Metro Streetcar by approximately four miles; the streetcar is part of metro Phoenix’s larger transit system connecting the Valley...
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Management

Valley Metro names Darren Curry chief maintenance officer

July 25, 2023
Curry will be responsible for planning, developing and directing all aspects of the agency’s Maintenance Division.
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Car Sharing

City of Litchfield Park to utilize RideChoice program July 1

June 22, 2023
The RideChoice program, operated by Valley Metro, utilizes rideshare transportation providers, including Uber, taxicabs and other wheelchair accessible vehicles as an efficient...
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Left, Melissa Boyles has been named Valley Metro chief of staff and Mike Pal has been named chief transportation officer.
Left, Melissa Boyles has been named Valley Metro chief of staff and Mike Pal has been named chief transportation officer.
Left, Melissa Boyles has been named Valley Metro chief of staff and Mike Pal has been named chief transportation officer.
Left, Melissa Boyles has been named Valley Metro chief of staff and Mike Pal has been named chief transportation officer.
Left, Melissa Boyles has been named Valley Metro chief of staff and Mike Pal has been named chief transportation officer.
Management

Valley Metro adds two to leadership team

May 23, 2023
Melissa Boyles has been named chief of staff and Mike Pal will serve as chief transportation officer.
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Management

Valley Metro and city of Phoenix conducting study to evaluate new transit options in West Phoenix

March 8, 2023
The West Phoenix High-Capacity Transit Alternatives Analysis will ultimately recommend the best transit type and potential routes to meet the transportation needs of Maryvale ...
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Valley Metro Rail serves 250,000 people during Super Bowl week

Feb. 17, 2023
Ridership on light rail exceeded average ridership by 60 percent for the entire six days of events leading up to the big game.
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Mobile Applications

Valley Metro launches new way to pay for fare through Valley Metro app

Feb. 2, 2023
Mobile Fare allows riders to pay for 1-Ride and 1-Day passes for both full and reduced fare.
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Ken Kessler has been named CFO of Valley Metro.
Ken Kessler has been named CFO of Valley Metro.
Ken Kessler has been named CFO of Valley Metro.
Ken Kessler has been named CFO of Valley Metro.
Ken Kessler has been named CFO of Valley Metro.
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Valley Metro names Ken Kessler as CFO

Dec. 7, 2022
Kessler has more than 30 years of experience in public sector financial management.

Articles & News

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Valley Metro sets Northwest Extension Phase II opening for Jan. 27

Dec. 26, 2023
New areas of northwest Phoenix will be connected via the 1.6-mile extension to Mesa, Tempe and downtown Phoenix.
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Transit agency app developments: MDOT/MTA, Valley Metro and UP Express

July 6, 2023
New features, new ways to pay for fares and better mobile experiences are all being brought to riders through these updates at various agencies.
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MTM Transit awarded Valley Metro paratransit, Manteca contracts

June 30, 2023
MTM will operate Valley Metro’s paratransit and demand response services, as well as the city of Manteca’s Manteca Transit system.
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Valley Metro, local, state and federal partners held a ribbon cutting on May 20 to mark the start of service for the three-mile Tempe Streetcar line.
Valley Metro, local, state and federal partners held a ribbon cutting on May 20 to mark the start of service for the three-mile Tempe Streetcar line.
Valley Metro, local, state and federal partners held a ribbon cutting on May 20 to mark the start of service for the three-mile Tempe Streetcar line.
Valley Metro, local, state and federal partners held a ribbon cutting on May 20 to mark the start of service for the three-mile Tempe Streetcar line.
Valley Metro, local, state and federal partners held a ribbon cutting on May 20 to mark the start of service for the three-mile Tempe Streetcar line.
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Valley Metro opens Tempe Streetcar line

May 23, 2022
The 14-stop, three-mile line is the region’s first modern streetcar line and provides a link to employment centers, entertainment destinations and connects to the regional transit...
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Management

Jessica Mefford-Miller named CEO of Valley Metro

Valley Metro notes Mefford-Miller’s dedication to the customer experience, innovation and collaborative partnerships.
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A new S700 Light Rail Vehicle on Valley Metro's network.
A new S700 Light Rail Vehicle on Valley Metro's network.
A new S700 Light Rail Vehicle on Valley Metro's network.
A new S700 Light Rail Vehicle on Valley Metro's network.
A new S700 Light Rail Vehicle on Valley Metro's network.
Vehicles

Valley Metro puts first S700 LRV into service

The new fleet will be tested and incrementally introduced into service in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.
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FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez (right) signs grant agreement with Phoenix Public Transit Director Jesus Sapien.
FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez (right) signs grant agreement with Phoenix Public Transit Director Jesus Sapien.
FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez (right) signs grant agreement with Phoenix Public Transit Director Jesus Sapien.
FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez (right) signs grant agreement with Phoenix Public Transit Director Jesus Sapien.
FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez (right) signs grant agreement with Phoenix Public Transit Director Jesus Sapien.
Infrastructure

Phoenix, Valley Metro and FTA sign $158.1 million FFGA for second phase of light-rail project

Nov. 22, 2021
The light-rail extension will add 1.6 miles, three stations and a multimodal transit center to Valley Metro’s light-rail system.
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Left to right, LTD General Manager Aurora Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary Edward McGlone, Secretary Buttigieg and U.S. Rep. DeFazio.
Management

Secretary Buttigieg tours trio of transit agencies

July 19, 2021
Secretary Buttigieg visited Lane Transit District, Valley Metro and the Chicago Transit Authority during his national tour promoting infrastructure investment.
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Infrastructure

Final grant agreement in place for Valley Metro’s South Central Light Rail Extension

Jan. 7, 2021
The $529.8-million agreement will help Valley Metro build the 5.5-mile extension that will connect downtown Phoenix to the south side of the city.
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A rendering of the South Central Light Rail Extension project on Central Avenue in Phoenix, Ariz.
A rendering of the South Central Light Rail Extension project on Central Avenue in Phoenix, Ariz.
A rendering of the South Central Light Rail Extension project on Central Avenue in Phoenix, Ariz.
A rendering of the South Central Light Rail Extension project on Central Avenue in Phoenix, Ariz.
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Valley Metro secures $638 million for South Central Light Rail Extension

Dec. 7, 2020
The federal funding for the 5.5-mile rail project comes from the FTA’s CIG program and the FHA.

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Mass Transit Weekly Update 6/3/2016

June 3, 2016
This week's update features videos from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), The Rapid, Metropolitan Tranist Authority of Harris County (Metro), Valley Metro and the California...
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Weekly Transit Update 4/8/2016

April 9, 2016
Your weekly update features BART's Fleet of the Future, rabbittransit's driver recruitment campaign, Valley Metro Bus Rodeo, Sound Transit's Northgate Link Extension and a behind...
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Media Coverage of the Bus Roadeo

April 8, 2016
As the Bus Rodeo is underway, Valley Metro bus operator Roy Murray gives his perspective on operating daily bus service during an interview with 12 News.

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Valley Metro’s South Central Extension/Downtown Hub marks halfway point

Sept. 2, 2022
With new utilities upgraded throughout most of the project area, track installation and station construction continue throughout the corridor.
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Valley Metro’s Tempe Streetcar service begins May 20

April 29, 2022
It will serve the Tempe ASU campus, downtown Tempe, Gammage Auditorium, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe Beach Park and connect to many small businesses and neighborhoods.
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Valley Metro, city of Phoenix renew Small Business Financial Assistance Program

April 8, 2022
The SBFAP granted more than $360,000 to 62 businesses impacted by construction during its first year.
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Labor shortage impacting Valley Metro services

Feb. 9, 2022
Due to a lack of Valley Metro bus operators, there may be disruptions to schedules, including delayed service and missed trips.
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Valley Metro crews complete bridge work over I-17

Jan. 20, 2022
Construction crews installed six steel tub girders that will support the system's first rail-only bridge over a freeway.
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Feds advance full funding for Valley Metro’s Northwest Extension II

Oct. 20, 2021
This highly competitive grant will complete the funding necessary for this project, with the final grant signing anticipated in early November.
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Small businesses granted $250,000 by Valley Metro in direct financial assistance

Sept. 23, 2021
The $2.3 million pilot program is designed to benefit small, locally-owned businesses adjacent to construction along the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub and Northwest Extension...
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Valley Metro’s Waymo AV partnership gets national spotlight

Sept. 1, 2021
Valley Metro collaborated with Waymo and Arizona State University to understand how autonomous vehicles can be used for the Valley Metro RideChoice program.
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Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith to retire in 2022

Aug. 19, 2021
Smith’s retirement marks a transition to a new generation of leadership and a new era for transit in the Valley.