City of Chandler Family Bike Ride
The annual Chandler Family Bike Ride is back! The 7.4-mile ride is free, but pre-registration is recommended. The first 100 people to pre-register will receive a free T-shirt. The ride starts and ends at the Chandler Park and Ride (2100 S. Hamilton St.)
City of Chandler Family Bike Ride
Saturday, April 26, 2014
7.4-mile ride along the Paseo Canal (Click here for map.)
Registration 7:30 - 8:30 AM; Ride begins at 8:30AM
Chandler Park and Ride (2100 S. Hamilton St.)
Pre-Registration is encouraged. Pre-register now to reserve your free T-shirt. Pre-registration will close at noon on Thursday, April 25.
Click here to access the online pre-registration form.
For more information, contact Ann Marie Riley at 480-782-3442 or email@example.com.
Service Changes Go into Effect on January 27, 2014
Schedule changes and service enhancements will take place on Monday, January 27. Service enhancements in Chandler are as follows:
Route 81 (McClintock) - Saturday Service Added
Route 72 (Rural) - Early Morning Trips Added
Route 156 - Early Morning Trips Added
For more information on service changes throughout the Valley, visit Valley Metro's Web site by clicking here.
Non-ADA Fare Increase Effective October 1, 2013
The cities of Chandler, Tempe and Scottsdale, in conjunction with Valley Metro raised the non-ADA fares for East Valley Dial-A-Ride beginning October 1.
The fare increase raised the base fare from $1.00 to $2.50 on October 1 and will further be raised from $2.50 to $4.00 on July 1, 2014. Additionally, the zone surcharge was replaced by a distance-based mileage surcharge. The mileage surcharge is $0.00 per mile for the first 5 miles, $0.50 per mile for miles 6 - 15, and $1.00 per mile for each mile beyond 15 miles.
Non-ADA Dial-A-Ride provides transportation for seniors and residents with disabilities. Prior to the fare increase, the non-ADA fare was $1.00 plus $0.50 per zone. The median fare paid was $1.50. ADA Dial-A-Ride provides transportation to residents with disabilities certified in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA fare is currently $4.00. A fare increase was needed to bring greater equality to non-ADA and ADA fares. Additionally, since East Valley Dial-A-Ride transitioned to a cab based service model, demand for non-ADA trips has greatly increased. The fare increase has helped to curb this growing demand and has resulted in fewer non-ADA trip denials than would have been necessary if no fare increase occurred.
For more information on the fare changes, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-782-3440.
Enhancements to Chandler Bus Service (July 22)
On July 22, the City of Chandler began providing three major bus service enhancements:
Route 108 (Elliot Rd.) - Buses now run every 30 minutes on weekdays (as opposed to every 60 minutes). Additionally, buses run later into the evening on weekdays. Saturday and Sunday service was added as well (60-minute frequency). The western end of the route was extended to 48th St. where it continues south to Chandler Blvd.
-- click here to view the new Rt. 108 schedule and map.
Route 56 (Priest Dr./ 56th St.) - This route was realigned so that it continues south on Priest Dr./ 56th St. into Chandler. The new route travels south to Ray Rd., where it turns west and cross the I-10 freeway and continues to 48th St. in Phoenix. Route 56 connects with Route 108 and the ALEX circulator at 48th St. and Ray Rd.
-- click here to view the new Rt. 56 schedule and map.
Route 156 (Chandler Blvd.) - The western end of this route was extended across the I-10 freeway to 48th St. in Phoenix, where it connects with Route 108 (Elliot) and the ALEX circulator.
-- click here to view the new Rt. 156 schedule and map.
Fare Vending Machines Now In Service
Transit passengers can now purchase bus passes at any one of ten fare vending machines in Chandler. Bus passes purchased at fare vending machines are discounted compared to those passes purchased onboard the bus. Fare vending machines are located at the Chandler Park and Ride, the Chandler Transit Center, and at select LINK bus stations on Arizona Avenue. The Fare Vending Machines are located as follows:
Chandler Park and Ride (Southwest corner of Germann and Hamilton)
Chandler Transit Center (Located on Frye Rd, just south of Chandler Fashion Center)
Northeast Corner of Arizona Ave. and Germann Rd.
Northeast Corner of Arizona Ave. and Pecos Rd.
Northeast Corner of Arizona Ave. and Chandler Blvd.
Southwest Corner of Arizona Ave. and Chandler Blvd.
Northeast Corner of Arizona Ave. and Ray Rd.
Northeast Corner of Arizona Ave. and Warner Rd.
Northeast Corner of Arizona Ave. and Elliot Rd.
Fare Increase on March 1, 2013
There was a fare increase effective Friday, March 1 on Valley Metro transit services including bus and light rail. The 1-Ride fare increased by $0.25 on the local bus/LINK/light rail and $0.50 on Express/RAPID.
Also effective March 1, riders can purchase a 15-day pass, giving frequent riders the convenient option of purchasing a multi-day pass that is less costly than the 31-day pass.
Details on all fare increases, including Dial-a-Ride, are available at valleymetro.org.
Enhancements to Chandler Bus Service (January, 2013)
In 2012, the State of Arizona restored Local Transportation Assistance Funds (LTAF II) supported by Powerball Lottery earnings. The funds enable Chandler to enhance its transit services. The following service changes went into effect on January 28, 2013:
New Service Beginning January 28, 2013
Route 96 (Dobson) - Extend one additional morning trip and two additional afternoon trips to the Snedigar Sports Complex in South Chandler (Mon. - Fri.).
Route 542 (Chandler Express) - Add one trip in each direction.
Route 112 (Arizona Ave.) - Extend southern end of route to Pecos Rd. Turn around near Pecos and Hamilton, serving ICAN and Chandler Family Health Center. Click here to see map.
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Title VI Information
View the City of Chandler's Title VI Statement by clicking here.