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New Express buses will soon cruise across the Valley

New Express buses will soon cruise across the Valley

 

Express bus passengers will soon be cruising in style as Valley Metro debuts their new motorcoach fleet made for longer distance travel. These sleek, modern designed buses have two stairwells ascending to elevated seating with mobility-device bays located in a low-entry vestibule. There are several new features Express riders can enjoy on their journey to and from downtown Phoenix, such as, 

 

  • High-back, forward-facing reclining seats with arm rests
  • Seatbelts and footrests
  • USB chargers
  • Overhead personal lights, air vents and stop signal button
  • Luggage/parcel racks with built in handrails
  • Operator door/health barrier for safety.

 

East Valley riders will get to experience their first trip on the new bus fleet on Monday, February 1. This trip will be on Route 533 – Mesa Express from Superstition Springs Transit Center leaving at 6:50 a.m.; final stop at 17th Ave./Jefferson St. at approximately 7:46 a.m.

 

The first trip from the West Valley will be the following Monday – February 8. This trip will be on Route 562 – Goodyear Express from Goodyear Park-and-Ride leaving at 6:11 a.m.; final stop at 17th Ave./Jefferson St. at approximately 7:10 a.m.

 

Everyone can be a part of the experience virtually as Valley Metro will be live streaming these trips on Facebook. Valley Metro will be receiving a total of 30 new buses replacing existing vehicles that are being retired.

 

For more information on the new Express bus fleet, visit  valleymetro.org/news/2021/01/new-express-buses-cruise-across-valley.

 
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