MAG is responsible for the long-range transit planning efforts in the region working collaboratively with its partners, including Valley Metro (the regional public transportation agency providing coordinated, multi-modal transit options to residents of greater Phoenix), City of Phoenix (federal aid designated recipient and transit operator) and member agencies.

  • Achieving Transit Accessibility Now (ATAN)

    The ATAN Program is intended to be an interim program that addresses immediate and critical needs for improved accessibility to bus stops.
  • Commuter Rail Planning

    Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) has initiated a Commuter Rail Strategic Planning effort for the entire MAG Region in order to define the requirements and steps required for Maricopa and northern Pinal Counties to plan for and potentially implement commuter rail service.
  • Multimodal Level of Service Study

    Completed in 2017, the MAG Multimodal Level of Service study performed the evaluation at nine pilot locations in the MAG region with the intent of gaining greater understanding of how the tool may be utilized to facilitate planning efforts and establish performance metrics for the region.
  • Regional Transit Framework Study

    MAG has initiated a study update to validate and prioritize future high-capacity transit investments through a data-driven, system-wide planning approach through the planning horizon of 2040.
  • Sustainable Transportation and Land Use Integration Study

    The Sustainable Transportation and Land Use Integration Strategy created a toolbox that MAG member agencies can use to gain an understanding of what land use strategies connect with the different levels of transit service, which can spur transit-oriented development and increase travel options. This effort was completed in 2013.
  • Transit Committee

    The committee was established in September 2009 to program federal transit funds through the five-year Transportation Improvement Program.

Valley Metro Light Rail System Map

Valley Metro Light Rail System Map