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September 2, 2014

Valley Metro lowers fare vending machines for accessibility

The adaptation was prompted by a Phoenix councilmember after a local veteran in a mobility device asked her for assistance in purchasing a transit pass.


August 15, 2014

Phoenix Mayor forms committee to explore transportation options

The committee will be made up of citizens and led by former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former director of the Arizona DOT Mary Peters.


July 23, 2014

Phoenix celebrates progress on light rail system

The First Track Celebration commemorated a significant milestone as the project nears the halfway point.


May 7, 2014

Question of the day: What is the most urgent trend affecting your operation today?

We ask transit agency leaders about economic, social and political trends impacting their operations right now.


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.


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