Valley Metro: East Valley bus riders warned of looming strike - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Valley Metro: East Valley bus riders warned of looming strike

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Valley Metro is advising east Valley bus riders to consider alternate travel plans as a possible strike looms Monday.

Valley Metro officials said they remained hopeful that a labor agreement can be reached between First Transit, the bus operator for the east Valley and ATU 1433, the bus operator union.

If a work stoppage occurs, it would affect seven local and nine commuter bus routes serving Phoenix. The other 52 bus routes, local and commuter, serving Phoenix will continue service.

Phoenix has posted a map, a list of the potentially impacted bus routes and alternate routes and options in Phoenix at http://phoenix.gov/publictransit/index.html.

The potentially impacted Valley Metro routes travel from the east Valley into southern and central Phoenix, Ahwatukee, and along the Phoenix border with Scottsdale carrying about 6,800 Phoenix riders each day.

All bus service in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Tempe would be affected should a strike occur. Routes impacted are: FLASH, MERCURY, VENUS, EARTH, MARS, JUPITER, BUZZ, LINK-Main Street, LINK-Arizona Avenue, 30, 40, 45, 48, 56, 61, 62, 65, 66, 72, 77, 81, 96, 104, 108, 112, 120, 128, 136, 156, 184, 511, 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 533, 535, 541 and 542.

There are routes traveling into Phoenix (30, 45, 56, 61, 72, 77, 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 533, 535, 541, 542) and Scottsdale (72, 81, 511, 514) that would also be affected should a strike occur.

Phoenix city buses would still continue service on Valley Metro routes operated by the city of Phoenix and its contractors and may be able to provide an alternate way to a passenger's destination.

Light rail service is not affected by the possible strike; trains will continue to operate regular service. Passengers may want to consider purchasing All-Day passes instead of multi-day passes. No fare refunds or reimbursements are available if there is a loss of service due to a strike.

Southern Phoenix bus routes may see the greatest impact with a possible loss on Broadway, Southern and Baseline roads.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Ocean Springs man's outlook inspires those around him

    Ocean Springs man's outlook inspires those around him

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:38:59 GMT
    June 4, 2008 Steven Lowery dove into a local river, broke his neck, and was left paralyzed. Many would have become depressed and withdrawn. But Steven's remarkable outlook on life is inspiring others.More >>
    June 4, 2008 is the day that Steven Lowery's life changed forever. That day he was spending time with friends at a local river. He dove in, broke his neck, and was left paralyzed. Many people suffering that tragedy would have become withdrawn and distant. But you don't know Steven and his remarkable outlook on life.More >>
  • Spring breakers enjoy the coast

    Spring breakers enjoy the coast

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:00:18 GMT
    It was a busy day on the beaches of Biloxi Saturday, as people came out to enjoy the sun on the second day of Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break.More >>
    It was a busy day on the beaches of Biloxi Saturday, as people came out to enjoy the sun on the second day of Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break.More >>
  • Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:55:08 GMT
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas.More >>
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these six areas.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.