Transit News & Press Releases

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News & Press Releases

11.21
2017

New overhead ‘Wrong Way’ signs added to I-17 in Phoenix

Signs installed in same area of detection and warning system prototype

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11.17
2017

APTA Board of Directors Selects Paul P. Skoutelas as APTA’s President and CEO

In a unanimous vote Nov. 17, the APTA Board of Directors named Paul P. Skoutelas to serve as the association’s next president and chief executive officer. Skoutelas has spent his entire career in public transportation, leading transit systems in Pittsburgh and Orlando, and as a senior vice president with WSP USA.

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09.26
2017

Light Rail Hub Coming to Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix will become the center of light rail as future expansion evolves the service from one line to a true regional system.

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08.24
2017

Mountain Line and NAU Enhance Transportation Resources

Agencies collaborate to efficiently move more students and reduce congestion

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07.25
2017

MOUNTAIN LINE SETS RIDERSHIP RECORD, BREAKS 2 MILLION RIDERS

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (July 25, 2017)
Mountain Line made ridership history in Fiscal Year 2017, breaking the 2 million rider mark for the first time in the agency’s history, and surpassing the previous record by nearly 8 percent.

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06.14
2017

Dump the Pump Day on June 15 is the Time to Celebrate Your Transit Savings

Washington, D.C. – Join millions of Americans as more than 100 local public transportation systems from around the country are expected to participate in National Dump the Pump Day on June 15.  New riders and savvy public transit veterans alike are encouraged to leave their cars at home and count their savings as they ride the bus or rails.

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04.11
2017

AzTA & ADOT Announce 2017 Excellence Award Winners

The Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) today announced the winners of the annual Excellence Awards. The awards were presented this week during Arizona’s 30th Annual Transit Conference, held in Phoenix.

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04.07
2017

NAIPTA receives $200K planning grant to support Highway 180 congestion mitigation efforts

The ultimate goal is to apply for “demonstration” funds to actually implement the plan for the 2018-2019 winter season

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02.28
2017

WTS Metro Phoenix Recognizes Valley Metro at Annual Scholarship & Awards Event

With ongoing support of WTS programs and initiatives to advance women in transportation, Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith received recognition for the agency’s support in 2016.

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01.26
2017

ADOT News:  Interstate 11 Study: Scoping Summary Report now available

A summary of comments is now available and will help ADOT select and evaluate corridor alternatives for further study.

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01.25
2017

Phoenix Public Transit Department Names New Deputy Director

Bowar brings 36 years of professional experience working in both public and private sector.

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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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