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
Proposed January 2014 Bus Service Changes - Let's Hear From You
The public is invited to give feedback on a list of proposed changes to bus service, circulators and light rail which would take effect in January 2014. Route changes are proposed every year to ensure transit services stay efficient to keep fares and costs minimal. Phoenix uses a locally adopted public outreach process which requires the City Council to approve all proposed changes before they come into effect.
Last opportunity for public comment will be at the Phoenix City Council scheduled for Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3 p.m., council chambers are located at 200 W. Jefferson . Anyone who wishes to address the council on the service changes is welcome to attend.
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.