Public Transit and Coronavirus: (COVID-19)
Valley Metro bus, paratransit and RideChoice services continue to operate on their normal schedules however, passengers must enter and exit the bus using the rear door.
Price Road Flexible Transit Study
Valley Metro, in partnership with the city of Chandler, is evaluating transit service alternatives beyond traditional fixed-route bus service within the Price Road corridor, defined as the area bordered by Price Road and Dobson Road, between Chandler Boulevard and Ocotillo Road. This study will build on current transportation planning in the city, as well as current transit offerings to provide flexible transit options that serve the unique layout and needs within the Price Road corridor.
This study will explore the potential of alternative services such as:
- Microtransit: Similar to other rideshare services, micro-transit offers flexible, convenient routing and app-enabled ride-hailing, but typically uses large vans or minibusses.
- Flex routes: Closer to traditional fixed transit service, this service serves a specific corridor with the added benefit of deviating from the main routes within a specific distance to make pickups/drop-offs more convenient.
- Rideshare services: Similar to offerings like Lyft or Uber, this service is typically an app-enabled ride-hailing service where regular trips are coordinated, operated and scheduled by riders within a specified zone.
- April 2020 Service Changes
- Route 108 | Elliot Road/48th St.: Modify route to remove deviation along San Marcos Pl. to Chilton Dr. and Arizona Ave. Route will continue along Elliot Road for more efficient service.
- Route 542 | Chandler Express: Modify outbound trip times to better serve riders
- Same day paratransit service eliminated. Non-ADA certification will no longer be available.
Regional Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility Study
The Regional Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility Study is exploring the interest in and feasibility of implementing BRT in the MAG Region. Working in partnership with member agencies, the study will also recommend a preliminary set of locations where a regional BRT network could connect to the planned City of Phoenix BRT investments.
The results of the regional study will serve as a springboard for member agencies to host their own discussions about the potential for implementing BRT. This study and the associated outreach process will give communities a head start in future implementation through an enhanced understanding of BRT opportunities, challenges and feasibility.
ADA Paratransit is shared-ride, door-to-door or curb-to-curb transportation (provided in vans and/or taxicabs) that is provided to people with disabilities who are unable, or have limited ability because of their disability, to use fixed-route buses or trains. For service, call 602-716-2200.
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 METRO light rail, which provides convenient train service from Mesa to Tempe and Phoenix. Route maps and schedules for Bus and Light Rail can be found at Valley Metro, or call Customer Service at 602-253-5000.
Bus and Light Rail
RideChoice is for ADA paratransit certified people with disabilities and seniors age 65 and above who reside in participating communities. Valley Metro RideChoice now has easier access to a larger network of rideshare transportation providers including Uber, taxicabs and wheelchair-accessible vehicles. For service, call 602-716-2111.
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, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.