Phoenix Metro, 7-Eleven partner to sell passes

Posted on June 30, 2010

More than 200 locations in Phoenix now sell Valley Metro transit passes with the addition of 60 7-Eleven convenience stores to the list of retail pass fare outlets. Purchasing fares in advance helps passengers save both money and time.


“We have a bus stop right in front of the store, so selling transit passes provides a lot of convenience to Valley Metro passengers,” said Balwinder Singh, 7-Eleven franchisee. “Instead of needing change for purchasing passes on board the bus, we are helping riders save money because they can now purchase them in advance.”


The cost for an All-day pass on the Valley Metro local bus, METRO light rail and the LINK bus (limited-stop service between Superstition Springs Center and Sycamore Station in Mesa) is $5.25. Purchasing an All-day pass in advance at a retail outlet or fare vending machine is $3.50. Reduced All-day passes purchased in advance cost $ 1.75, and increase to $2.60 on board the bus.


“Our goal is to make it as easy and convenient as possible for our transit passengers to buy All-day passes,” said David Boggs, Valley Metro executive director.


The 7-Eleven stores began selling All-day passes and Reduced All-day passes on Monday. Retail outlets selling Valley Metro passes include city and chamber offices, PLS Check Cashers stores, Fry’s Food and Safeway grocery stores.


Persons with disabilities, seniors 65 and older and youths 6 through 18 qualify for reduced fares on local bus routes and light rail, not including Express or Rapid service. Passengers should be prepared to show proof of eligibility.


Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses close to 8,200 7-Eleven stores in North America.

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