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12.23
2014

Council Selects Meilbeck as Interim City Manager

Meilbeck is currently the CEO and General Manager of Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transit Authority (NAIPTA), an organization that he has been part of since its inception in 2006. Has been a public service manager since 1993 and has worked in the areas of budget, recreation and public health.

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12.12
2014

Freeze the Keys on New Year’s Eve:  Coors Light Brings Back Free Rides to Phoenix

Last year, 37,000+ passengers took advantage of Coors Light Free Rides® on New Year’s Eve in metro Phoenix.

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12.09
2014

Valley Metro Super Bowl Commemorative Transit Pass Is Now on Sale

Valley Metro will provide enhanced rail and local, Express and RAPID bus service to give riders a variety of options to reach all the excitement.

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12.03
2014

See the Holiday Lights in Yuma

Don't miss the YCTA HolidayCat light tour!

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10.28
2014

YCIPTA Appoints New Transit Director Shelly Kreger

YCIPTA Board of Directors announced the appointment of Shelly Kreger, its former Financial Services Operations Manager, as the new Transit Director.

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10.23
2014

Valley Metro Names 23-year Police Veteran as Safety and Security Director

“Our agency is pleased to have Adrian in this critical role leading our safety and security program,” said Steve Banta, Valley Metro CEO.

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09.09
2014

LISC Phoenix Executive Director, Teresa Brice, retiring at the end of the year

Brice led the work of LISC Phoenix through the challenging years of foreclosures.

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08.29
2014

Changes to Light Rail Fare Vending Machines Help Veterans, Disabled

One fare vending machine at each station entryway will be lowered for a total of 62 machines. On future extensions, the lower pedestal will also be used.

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08.19
2014

Increased Bus Service and Expanded Light Rail High on Arizona Residents’ Transportation Wish List

Expanding or adding a light rail system ranked 1st or 2nd by 37% of those involved in the survey.

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08.12
2014

08.11
2014

National Express to Operate Yuma County Area Transit Service in August

The contract has a three year base which also includes seven additional one-year option years, bringing the total possible term to 10 years.

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08.11
2014

Yuma County Area Transit is Getting Better and Faster on August 18, 2014

YCAT bus service changes on August 18, 2014 and is getting better, faster and more convenient!

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07.24
2014

Decline in Driving, Increase in Public Transit

Despite increasing population, fewer vehicles are on Arizona’s roads.

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07.17
2014

Community Celebrates Progress of the Northwest Light Rail Extension

The First Track Celebration, on 19th Avenue, commemorated a significant milestone as the project nears the halfway point.

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06.20
2014

Valley Metro Bus Operator Commended for Stopping Wrong-Way Driver

Tyrone was recognized at the June 19 Valley Metro Board meeting and commended by the Phoenix Police Department.

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Apr
8

Arizona’s 32nd Annual Statewide Transit Conference

Monday, April 8 – Wednesday, April 10 2019

We are coming to the Sheraton Mesa at Wrigleyville West…

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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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