Valley Metro Bus Service to Match Light Rail

Jan. 13, 2017
Big transportation moves continue to happen in Phoenix, thanks to the voter-approved Phoenix Transportation 2050 (T2050) plan.

Big transportation moves continue to happen in Phoenix, thanks to the voter-approved Phoenix Transportation 2050 (T2050) plan.

The Phoenix City Council recently approved extending the weekend hours of local bus and Dial-A-Ride starting in April, so bus and Dial-A-Ride hours will match light rail hours every day of the week. This means Friday and Saturday hours will extend until 2 a.m. and Sunday to 11 p.m.

“Our riders and community members have been telling us they want to be able to do more,” said Public Transit Department Director Maria Hyatt. “More bus and Dial-a-Ride service not only helps our transit-dependent citizens get to places of education, work and entertainment, it also helps to create jobs.”

This service day expansion is a major step in the way Phoenix moves. The first step came last October when three hours of service was added to every day of the week, as well as an improvement to frequency to ensure all local routes in now operate at 30 minutes or less intervals, seven days a week. The improvements were planned in two steps to allows Phoenix’s service providers time to hire and train more than 200 new drivers, cleaners, mechanics and other jobs needed to implement the improvements.

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