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April 3, 2014

Valley Metro begins $2.8M light rail solar project

Installing a solar plant capable of generating 780 kilowatts of energy annually at its light rail operations and maintenance facility in Phoenix. The plant is estimated to save the agency approximately $100,000 on average per year.


February 27, 2014

Valley Metro, partners use bus as mobile produce market

Collaborated with Discovery Triangle Development Corp. on the “Fresh Express by Discovery Triangle” initiative, selling fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables out of a retired Valley Metro bus. Other partners include First Transit and Creative Bus Sales.


November 27, 2013

Valley Metro light rail extension gets FTA approval

The approval comes following the submittal of the project’s Environmental Assessment, required to understand the extension’s effect on its neighboring environment and to continue to receive federal funds.


November 25, 2013

Valley Metro training empowers disabled riders

After classroom lessons, which cover universal topics such as how to buy tickets, participants practice boarding and make an escorted round trip on Metro light rail.


September 12, 2013

Valley Metro makes light rail stations teen safe haven

Partnered with a youth outreach organization to help teens in crisis, providing locations for them to get in contact with volunteers who will help them find shelter, counseling and family reunification services.


May 7, 2013

Valley Metro program to support local businesses

The "Buy Local Program" will give preference to locally-owned, small business enterprises on non-federally funded “small purchases” of $50,000 or less.


April 1, 2013

First Transit's Phoenix contract extended

Will be for five years and takes effect July 1, 2013.


March 14, 2013

Valley Metro adds fare vending machines

Sixteen new machines are now operating at a dozen LINK stations. The move will make it easier, quicker and more convenient for bus passengers in the East Valley to purchase fares before riding transit.


March 7, 2013

Valley Metro CEO honored with diversity award

Stephen R. Banta was recognized for his contribution to advancing female and minority leadership at the agency.


January 25, 2013

First Transit to unify bus operations for Valley Metro

Mesa and Tempe will be under a single contract with Valley Metro directly managing bus operations in the East Valley. Awarded an initial three-year base term at a cost of $150,885,082 with options available for years four through ten at a cost of $407,764,469. The contract takes effect July 1, 2013.


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