Chandler supports a mix of transit services. Fixed-route bus, express bus and paratransit services and infrastructure are provided in Chandler.
The City of Chandler does not discriminate in providing transportation services and complies with federal law (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Restoration Act of 1987, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990).
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Valley Metro operates bus service 365 days a year, with an extensive list of routes traveling through the Valley. Several Chandler bus routes make connections to the light rail. METRO light rail provides a convenient train service from Mesa to Tempe and Phoenix. Route maps and schedules for Bus and Light Rail can be found at: ValleyMetro.org, or call Customer Service at 602-253-5000.
The Chandler Park and Ride is located at the southwest corner of Germann and Hamilton Street and has 460 parking spaces.
Effective July 1, 2017, East Valley Dial-A-Ride's name will change to "Valley Metro Paratransit." This service provides door-to-door, shared-ride public transportation services for seniors and persons with disabilities. Service hours vary. Call 480-633-0101 for details before July 1, 2017. After July 1, 2017, the number will change to 602-716-2100.
Valley Metro RideChoice provides taxi service at a deeply discounted rate to qualified seniors and people with disabilities in participating communities.
High Capacity Transit
In 2012, Chandler identified potential high-capacity transit corridors along three arterial roadways: Rural Road, Arizona Avenue, and Chandler Boulevard. These corridors are defined as routes for consideration of efficient, expedited public transit service such as bus rapid transit (BRT), street car, or light rail. Final Report - Arizona Avenue High Capacity Transit Study
In 2017, the Fiesta-Downtown Chandler Transit Corridor Study was completed. Valley Metro, in partnership with Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert initiated the study to identify the potential and requirements for short, mid and long-term transit investments with the Arizona Avenue/Country Club Drive corridor.
Every carpooling participant takes another car off the road, which means less congested roads and highways. As more people take part in carpooling programs or organize carpools within their workplaces, overall traffic congestion will decrease, which reduces fuel consumption, commute time, and the cost of road repairs.