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.
  • Avondale-Goodyear Transit Study

    The Avondale-Goodyear Transit Study evaluated the need for new and/or improved transit service in the cities of Avondale and Goodyear.
  • Regional Bus Rapid Transit Feasibility Study (BRT)

    The Regional Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility Study explored the interest in and feasibility of implementing BRT in the MAG Region.
  • 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.
  • Gila River Indian Community Transit Needs Study

    This study assessed the need for enhanced and/or expanded transit service throughout the GRIC region, and identified potential connections to destinations and amenities outside the community.
  • 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.
  • 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

About MAG

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

Title VI

Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which MAG receives federal financial assistance.

Get In Touch

  • Address: 302 N. First Ave., Suite 300
    Phoenix, Arizona 85003

  • Phone: 602-254-6300

  • FAX: 602-254-6490

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