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12.23
2013

Statewide Transit Solutions

The Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) recently completed a Visioning process which compiled several studies and surveys over the past few years.

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12.18
2013

ADOT: No full closures for construction along state highways during Christmas and New Year’s weeks

The Arizona Department of Transportation is urging drivers to concentrate on safety when behind the wheel.

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12.17
2013

National Express Selected by City of Colorado Springs

City of Colorado Springs selects National Express to provide Mountain Metro Mobility paratransit service.

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12.13
2013

FREEZE THE KEYS ON NEW YEAR’S EVE: COORS LIGHT FREE RIDES

Ride free on Valley Metro bus and light rail on December 31.

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12.12
2013

SEE THE HOLIDAY SIGHTS IN YUMA ON YCAT’s HOLIDAYCAT HOLIDAY LIGHT TOUR

Holiday music and hot beverages will be provided on board buses.

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12.09
2013

Valley Metro Celebrates the Holidays with Collection Drive, Festive Bus and Train Wrap

Valley Metro has partnered with Tempe Marketplace to host the Teens in Need Holiday Drive.

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12.04
2013

FREEZE THE KEYS ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Free Rides will be available on Valley Metro light rail and all bus routes beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31.

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11.26
2013

Gilbert Road Light Rail Extension Receives Environmental Clearance

“The Gilbert Road extension was made possible through creative financing and a vision that connects light rail to a main thoroughfare with easy access to both the Superstition and Red Mountain freeways,” said Mesa Mayor Scott Smith. “We are happy to hear that Valley Metro has received approval from the FTA and we are excited to see the project moving forward.”

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11.25
2013

AzTA Rail Conference #3

The Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) 2013 Passenger Rail Conference, entitled “Arizona Passenger Rail on the Horizon,” was recently held in Tucson and demonstrated the transformative economic development power of passenger rail programs.

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11.18
2013

2013 AzTA Rail Conference #2

The Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) is excited to announce the 2013 Passenger Rail Conference, entitled “Arizona Passenger Rail on the Horizon” to be held at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel on November 14-15.

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10.02
2013

Rick Simonetta Inducted into APTA Hall of Fame

On Tuesday, October 1st, Richard Simonetta was inducted into the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Hall of Fame.

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09.26
2013

YCAT CONGRATULATES JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH!

YCAT employees have gone above and beyond their duties to achieve nominations for Employee of the Month by their peers.

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09.23
2013

Valley Metro Designates All Light Rail Stations as a Safe Place for Youth

Valley Metro and Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development are pleased to announce that all light rail stations are now considered a Safe Place for youth in distress.

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09.16
2013

Valley Metro manager is selected as a Top 40 Under Forty honoree

Benjamin Limmer, AICP, Valley Metro Corridor and Facility Development Manager, has been named one of Mass Transit magazine’s Top 40 under Forty recipients – a national recognition program honoring professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry.

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08.27
2013

YCIPTA Bus Pass Debuts

YCAT Launches New YCATPASS - Electronic Smart Card for Paying Bus Fares

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Oct
30

NTI Financial Planning in Transportation

Tuesday, October 30 – Thursday, November 1 2018

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Nov
14

NTI Performance-Based Planning & Programming – *New Course* (Tucson)

Wednesday, November 14 – Thursday, November 15 2018

LOCATION:  Sun Van, 3401 E Ajo Way, Tucson AZ 85713…

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Apr
8

Save the Date! Arizona’s 32nd Annual Statewide Transit Conference

Monday, April 8 – Wednesday, April 10 2019

We are coming to Mesa, AZ in 2019!

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Apr
20

Save the Date! Arizona’s 33rd Annual Statewide Transit Conference

Monday, April 20 – Wednesday, April 22 2020

We are headed up north in 2020! Join us in…

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