The Southeast Valley Transit System Study (SEVTSS) analyzed transit services and ridership demand in transit-established and transit-aspiring communities within the southeast subarea of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) region. In a joint effort, MAG and Valley Metro conducted the study over an 18-month period, which concluded in July 2015.
The study area encompassed the full extents of the City of Apache Junction, City of Chandler, Town of Florence, Town of Gilbert, Town of Guadalupe, City of Maricopa, City of Mesa, City of Tempe, Town of Queen Creek, as well as parts of the Gila River Indian Community, City of Phoenix, Maricopa County and Pinal County. Through a process that was both data-driven and collaborative, this study resulted in the identification of recommendations for optimizing the existing transit system, and mid-term and long-term improvements to enhance a performance-based transit system throughout the Southeast Valley.
The development of study recommendations were based on:
- A Transit Optimization Analysis, which provided a data-driven analysis of how to optimize the use of resources in the existing transit system.
- A Needs Assessment, which provided analysis of longer-term transportation needs based on projected demographics and land use.
- Input from a Project Advisory Committee (PAC), which included representatives of all the jurisdictions within the study area.
- Public input, primarily through an online survey conducted in 2014.
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Southeast Valley Transit System Study