Valley Metro is encouraging public input between November 2–December 4, 2020 on the following service changes. If approved, these changes will take effect on April 26, 2021.
Background

Valley Metro and municipal partner service changes occur to develop an effective regional transit system that supports Valley communities, businesses and residents. Public input is requested on the following proposed service changes scheduled to take effect on April 26, 2021. All city of Phoenix-operated service requires approval by the Phoenix City Council. All Valley Metro-operated service requires approval by the Valley Metro Board of Directors.

Summary of proposed changes

Frequency Modification: 108
Route Elimination: 520
Route Extension: Avondale Zoom, 50
Route Modification: 32, 40, 68CM, 72, 514, 521, 522

To review detailed information about the proposed changes, check out the recorded webinar, or view upcoming public hearing dates, please visit the Valley Metro service changes page.

For questions or additional information, email us at input@valleymetro.org or call Customer Service at 602.253.5000.
The list of proposed service changes for April 2021 is below. If approved, these changes would go into effect on April 26, 2021. Please select if the listed change would have a positive, slightly positive, slightly negative or negative impact on your transit use. If you do not have an opinion on a service change listed below, please skip it or mark "No opinion/Neutral".

If you have general comments, please skip to the end of this survey.

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* 2. Route 32—32nd St: Modify route to eliminate stops east of 40th St. and Baseline Rd.
  • Alternative transit service includes Route 48—48th St and Route 77—Baseline Rd.

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* 3. Route 40—Main St: Modify route to eliminate stops west of the Sycamore Transit Center.
  • Alternative transit service includes Valley Metro Rail and Orbit Mercury.

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* 4. Route 50—Camelback Rd: Extend route service on Camelback Rd. to Granite Reef Rd. and Chaparral Rd. to serve Scottsdale Community College. Add four daily school trips to serve Mohave Middle School.

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* 5. 68CM—Scottsdale 68th St/Camelback Rd: Modify route to eliminate service east of Scottsdale Rd. Service along Granite Reef Rd. to Chaparral Rd., and daily trips to Mohave Middle School will be served by Route 50—Camelback Rd.

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* 6. Route 72—Scottsdale Rd/Rural Rd: Remove route deviation into Tempe Transportation Center. Route will stay on Rural Rd.
  • Alternative transit service includes Valley Metro Light Rail, Orbit Earth, Orbit Mars, and Routes 30, 48 and 62.

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* 7. Route 108—Elliot Rd/48th St: Reduce route frequency to 60 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays to match Tempe service.

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* 8. Route 514—Scottsdale Express: Modify route to start and end at Mustang Transit Center. Eliminate service to and from Fountain Hills.

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* 9. Route 520— North Tempe Express: Eliminate route due to low ridership. Alternative Express service is offered in Tempe.
  • Alternative transit service includes Route 521—Central Tempe Express.

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* 10. Route 521—Central Tempe Express: Modify route to remove neighborhood pickup service. Route begins at McClintock Dr. and Baseline Rd. and travels via US 60 to improve service.

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* 11. Route 522—South Tempe Express: Modify route to remove neighborhood pickup service. Route begins and ends at Tempe Sports Complex to improve service.

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* 12. Avondale Zoom: Extend route to serve new community center at Dysart Rd. and Riley Dr.

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* 13. Do you have any additional comments for us (not regarding the routes listed above?)

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