In recent years, the Northwest Valley has exhibited rapid growth. Communities have seen their populations double or triple in size in less than a decade. These increases in growth have also resulted in increased demand for transit service. The purpose of the Northwest Valley Local Transit System Study is to develop a three-phased plan that identifies short-, mid-, and long-range strategies for local transit. Ultimately, the plan arising from this study will serve as a blueprint for a sustainable and market-based local transit system that ties into the regional transit network.
The study area included the communities of El Mirage, Surprise, and Youngtown, and portions of Glendale, Peoria and unincorporated Maricopa County, as well as the unincorporated communities of Sun City, Sun City West and Sun City Festival in the northeastern area of the town of Buckeye.
Additional recommendations included creating a local volunteer drive program in Sun City, modifying existing Glendale and Peoria transit routes to better align with a consolidated express route, extend Valley Metro service into Sun City and increasing frequency on a route serving Banner Boswell Medical Center. Recommendations also included creating a regional partnership among cities and identifying funding sources.
The Final Report and related study documents are available for download using the links below, in the project resource library.
Questions or comments?
Contact Marc Pearsall, Transit Planner, Maricopa Association of Governments at 602.254.6300 or by email at this link.
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