Welcome to the Phoenix Public Transit Department
Caption:Maria Hyatt, Interim Public Transit Director
Phoenix Public Transit, is a department of the city of Phoenix and the largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system; it provides its residents transit services ranging from local bus and commuter bus to alternative transportation for people with disabilities and senior citizens. Phoenix funds much of its transit service through Transit 2000 - a local sales tax approved by Phoenix voters, a portion of a regional sales tax known as Proposition 400, and federal funds including grants.
As the designated recipient for federal transit funds to the metro-Phoenix area, the department coordinates several grant application processes, oversees grant compliance by recipient agencies, and participates in transit planning for Valley Metro.
We hope that you will find the information useful in traveling to your destination or your exploration of the city of Phoenix.
Interim Public Transit Director
January 2014 Bus Service Changes
The Phoenix Public Transit Department is notifying riders of changes to City of Phoenix funded Valley Metro bus routes, effective on January 27, 2014. The changes impact routes 3, 7, 10, 12, 16, 17/17A, 19, 45, 50, 51,70 and 156. More information on bus service changes, including route and schedule information, is available at www.valleymetro.org or by calling 602-253-5000.
Stay Healthy During Flu Season
The Phoenix Public Transit Department encourages all passengers to take appropriate measures to keep themselves healthy during the flu season. Every year, millions of Americans are infected with the influenza virus, better known as the flu. The flu season can start as early as October and last through the following May. With more than 68 routes and nine transit centers serving Phoenix every day, there are bound to be a few bus riders who don’t feel well.