Phoenix Public Transit Department to Reduce Bus Service on May 4

Rick McCartney

As a result of the continued impacts of COVID-19, the city of Phoenix Public Transit Department will reduce bus service (see route list below) beginning May 4.

The start of the service day will shift to:
•    Monday – Friday 5 a.m.
•    Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m.

The following service hours are temporarily eliminated:
•    Monday – Thursday 11 p.m. to midnight
•    Friday and Saturday 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The reductions allow transit resources to be focused on areas and routes with the highest needs and are being adjusted to reflect ridership trends. As we do so, it is important to note that we continue providing essential bus service to every community we serve.

Our number one priority is the safety of our riders, drivers and our entire community. As such, we continue urging our riders to use public transit for essential trips only, and to plan extra time for trips as these changes may affect commute times.

The following COVID-19 preventative measures remain in place:

  •  Passenger limits on buses
    •    Social distancing of 6 feet or more between riders
    •    Passengers urged to use a mask or cloth face cover
    •    Rear door boarding and deboarding
    •    Driver’s area separated with plexiglass
    •    Hand sanitizer on buses
    •    Contractors distributing PPE to drivers
    •    Visual-only fare inspection
    •    Enhanced vehicle cleaning

We encourage riders to stay informed on the latest schedules and updates at, and follow @valleymetro @PhoenixMetroBus on Twitter.

City of Phoenix Operated Routes
0 (Central)
1 (Washington/Jefferson)
3 (Van Buren)
7 (7th St)
8 (7th Ave)
10 (Roosevelt)
12 (12th St)
13 (Buckeye)
15 (15th Ave)
16 (16th St)
17 (McDowell)
19 (19th Ave)
27 (27th Ave)
28 (Lower Buckeye)
29 (Thomas)
32 (32nd St)
35 (35th Ave)
39 (40th St/North Phx)
41 (Indian School)
43 (43rd Ave)
44 (44th St/Tatum)
50 (Camelback)
51 (51st Ave)
52 (Roeser)
59 (59th Ave)
60 (Bethany Home)
67 (67th Ave)
70 (24th St/Glendale)
75 (75th Ave)
80 (Northern/Shea)
83 (83rd Ave)
90 (Dunlap/Cave Creek)
106 (Peoria)
122 (Cactus)
138 (Thunderbird)
154 (Greenway)
170 (Bell)
186 (Union Hills/Mayo Blvd)

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