Transit News & Press Releases

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12.19
2016

Valley Metro Boards Approve New CFO Hire

Paul Hodgins, 25-year transit industry employee, brings vast knowledge and experience to leadership role

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11.10
2016

Scott Smith to Continue as Valley Metro CEO

Serving as interim since February, Boards of Directors identify Smith as most qualified

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11.10
2016

Chairman Shuster Statement on Tuesday’s Election

We have a unique opportunity to begin this work immediately by embracing innovative ideas and approaches to improving our infrastructure.

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11.09
2016

Flagstaff voters approve Proposition 411, Mountain Line funding continues

Flagstaff voters have approved a continuation of the Mountain Line transit tax through 2030, with 71 percent of voters in support. 

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11.09
2016

UPDATED: Voters Show Strong Support for Public Transportation as 69 Percent of Transit Measures Pass

Seventy-seven total transit measures appeared on ballots throughout 2016, the highest number on record.

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10.18
2016

Valley Metro Awarded $1M Grant to Develop Mobile App Connecting Rides and Payment

Support from private and public sector to help provide technology to benefit all travelers

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10.18
2016

Tempe Streetcar Moving Forward – Community Update on Oct. 26

Wednesday, Oct. 26; 6 to 8 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)

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10.16
2016

Community Celebration Marks the Expansion of Valley Metro Rail in Mesa

A colorful balloon release kicked off the official start of construction on the Gilbert Road Extension today.

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10.13
2016

RTA receives FTA $669,000 grant to address gaps in shared mobility options

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx today announced in Pittsburg that the Regional Transportation Authority is among the recipients of a Federal Transit Administration Mobility on Demand Sandbox Program grant.

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10.05
2016

Total Transit Launches Discount Ride App to Connect Valley Passengers

Valley residents looking for either immediate or pre-scheduled transportation in a cab, a rideshare or a wheelchair-accessible vehicle can now do it all from a new mobile app.

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08.25
2016

Mountain Line and CCC Partner on New Pilot Pass Program

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (August 25, 2016) – The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) and Coconino Community College (CCC) boards of directors have entered into a one-year agreement to provide Mountain Line transit passes to all CCC students and employees.

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08.18
2016

Construction Manager, Stacy and Witbeck, Selected for 50th Street Station

Artist and designer also on board to collaborate on new light rail station

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07.19
2016

Statement on GOP Platform on Public Transportation by APTA Acting President & CEO Richard A. White

We need a well-funded transportation system that includes public transportation.

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07.08
2016

Statement on Dallas Shootings by APTA

Statement on Dallas Shootings by APTA Chair Valarie J. McCall and APTA Acting President & CEO Richard A. White

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07.08
2016

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, DART police officer, Brent Thompson was shot and killed by snipers during a protest in downtown Dallas.

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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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