Public Asked to Give Input on Proposed Bus Service Changes and Enhancements
The public can offer feedback in a variety of ways on proposed Valley Metro service changes that provide many enhancements beginning on Jan. 27, 2014.
Sept. 19, 2013, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
City of Chandler Council Chambers
88 E. Chicago St., Chandler
Non-ADA Fare Increase Set for October 1, 2013
The cities of Chandler, Tempe and Scottsdale, in conjunction with Valley Metro will be raising the non-ADA fares for East Valley Dial-A-Ride beginning October 1.
For more information on the fare increase, please join us at an open house:
Non-ADA Fare Increase Open House
Monday, September 9 at 10:15AM
Chandler Senior Center
202 E. Boston St.
The fare increase will raise the base fare from $1.00 to $2.50 on October 1 and from $2.50 to $4.00 on July 1, 2014. Additionally, the zone surcharge will be 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. Currently, the non-ADA fare is $1.00 plus $0.50 per zone. The median fare paid is $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 is 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. A fare increase will help to curb this growing demand and could result in fewer non-ADA trip denials than would be necessary if no fare increase occurred.
The City of Chandler held three public meetings in April. For more information on these public meetings, see the City of Chandler press release. Click here to view the press release.
Additionally, the Chandler Transportation Commission (meetings open to the public) discussed the fare increase at meetings in April and June. The Commission recommended approval of the fare increase at the June meeting.
For more information on the fare changes, please send an email to email@example.com or call 480-782-3440.
Enhancements to Chandler Bus Service (July 22)
On July 22, the City of Chandler will begin providing three major bus service enhancements:
Route 108 (Elliot Rd.) - Buses will now run every 30 minutes on weekdays (as opposed to every 60 minutes). Additionally, buses will run later into the evening on weekdays. Saturday and Sunday service will be added as well (60-minute frequency). The western end of the route will be extended to 48th St. where it will continue south to Chandler Blvd.
-- click here to view the new Rt. 108 schedule and map.
Route 56 (Priest Dr./ 56th St.) - This route will be realigned so that it continues south on Priest Dr./ 56th St. into Chandler. The route will travel south to Ray Rd., where it will turn west and cross the I-10 freeway and continue to 48th St. in Phoenix. Route 56 will connect 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 will be extended across the I-10 freeway to 48th St. in Phoenix, where it will connect with Route 108 (Elliot) and the ALEX circulator.
-- click here to view the new Rt. 156 schedule and map.
In addition to the enhancements listed above, several minor schedule adjustments will occur on July 22. For a complete list of service changes and schedule adjustments, visit valleymetro.org or call Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000.
Bus Service Resumes
The bus strike has ended, and bus service will resume on Monday, August 5, 2013.
Please check valleymetro.org or call Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000 for more detailed information.
Fare Vending Machines Now In Service
Transit passengers can now purchase bus passes at any one of nine 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 (Southwest corner of Germann and Hamilton) and at select LINK bus stations on Arizona Avenue. The LINK stations containing fare vending machines are located as follows:
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.