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Looking Ahead: The Future of Streetcars

| January 17, 2018

Over the last few months, we’ve talked about the resurgence of streetcars and explored recently completed projects across the country. So what’s next for modern streetcars? A number of expansions of existing systems are in various stages of planning and development ...

Valley Metro's Smith to continue CEO role into 2020

Management & Operations| December 4, 2017

Smith began serving as Interim CEO in February 2016 and CEO in November 2016.

Bus| November 7, 2017

Valley Metro, Phoenix award 396-CNG-bus order to New Flyer

The contract, which was supported by FTA funding and includes options for 197 buses over five years.

Management & Operations| October 23, 2017

Valley Metro unveils new 'Respect the Ride' code of conduct

The new code of conduct discourages disruptive behavior on the Valley’s 26-mile light rail line and empowers the transit agency to remove riders who engage in inappropriate or unsafe behavior.

Management & Operations| September 13, 2017

How implementing biophilic architecture can soothe transit riders

By incorporating simple biophilic principles into station and facility design, cities, and transit agencies can foster stronger connections to nature that improve our overall wellbeing as individuals and as a community.

Bus| June 29, 2017

Valley Metro to add 187 ENC, New Flyer buses

All vehicles are funded by Federal Transit Administration and a half-cent sales tax that funds the Regional Transportation Plan in Maricopa County, which was approved by voters in 2004.

Rail| June 14, 2017

Valley Metro adding 11 Siemens S70 light rail vehicles

The new vehicles offer a larger interior, energy-efficient LED lighting, and heavy-duty air conditioning systems, and will be built at Siemens' manufacturing plant in Sacramento, Calif.

Accessibility| February 21, 2017

Transdev wins Phoenix Dial-a-Ride service contract

Beginning July 1, 2017, the consolidation of two existing contracts will result in one service provider that operates the service, accepts customer calls, verifies customer eligibility, schedules requested trips, and maintains vehicles.

Management & Operations| November 11, 2016

Valley Metro removes interim tag, names Scott Smith CEO

He will continue to guide the region’s transit system responsible for building and operating light rail, regional bus, Dial-a-Ride, and vanpool.

Management & Operations| November 10, 2016

Transdev names new VP, Transit Division, for Southwest Region

In her new role, Katrina Heineking will be responsible for overseeing some of the company’s larger contracts, including operations and maintenance contracts for Foothill Transit, San Diego MTS, and Valley Metro.


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