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Major Bus Service Improvements Set in Phoenix

The city of Phoenix is set to roll out major service improvements for its bus network that will expand opportunities for its riders to connect to employment, education and entertainment.

The changes become effective April 24, agency officials said.

“Expanding hours until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 p.m. on Sunday is just our latest step in keeping the promise of better service to Phoenix bus riders,” said Maria Hyatt, director of the Phoenix Public Transit Department. “We are now seeing an increase in bus ridership in Phoenix since we expanded hours last October by three hours a day, seven days a week, and this will keep that momentum on the rise.”

To help celebrate, the city is hosting “Sips on 7th Street,” a bus-centric restaurant crawl along one of Phoenix’s hottest foodie corridors.

The changes, funded by the voter-approved Phoenix Transportation 2050 (T2050) plan, increase service hours for local bus routes and dial-a-ride service in the city to match Valley Metro’s light rail service hours seven days a week.

T2050, approved in August 2015, is a 35-year citywide transportation plan focused on improved frequency on local bus service, new light rail service and stations and major street improvements. Funding comes from a 7/10ths of a cent city sales tax that started Jan. 1, 2016. Over the life of the plan, T2050 funds are estimated to generate about $16.7 billion, or more than half of the plan’s overall cost. An estimated $14.8 billion will come from federal and county funds, passenger fares and other sources.
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