Valley Metro

Proposition 400, Maricopa County, light rail
Jun 30, 2023

Prop. 400 reignites debate over light rail

While the likelihood of legislative action on Proposition 400 falls out of the realm of possibility, lawmakers, mayors and government organizations continue to face disagreement on the future of the Valley Metro light rail system. 

Super Bowl LVII, Glendale, traffic, ADOT, DPS
Feb 3, 2023

ADOT, Glendale urge drivers to allow more time ahead of Super Bowl

Super Bowl and Phoenix Open fans are flooding into the Valley, bringing inevitable traffic jams. State and local officials are urging drivers to allow extra travel time and note a few high-traffic and lane-closure areas for the next two weeks, transportation officials said.

Nov 19, 2021

Schools take unconventional transportation routes

Seeded with funds from Arizona’s new transportation modernization grants, some public schools and nonprofits plan to try carpool apps, vans, electric buses or paid parent drivers to help students get to and from school, in lieu of or in addition to traditional yellow school buses. 

Scott Smith (Photo by Ben Giles/Arizona Capitol Times)
Dec 3, 2018

Scott Smith: Ex-mayor driving public transportation

In today’s developing field of driverless vehicles, Scott Smith, who as CEO oversees the massive mass transportation system operated by Valley Metro, is excited about the prospect of utilizing autonomous technology.

Jun 22, 2012

Shame on David Martin for failing to mention light rail

David Martin’s June 8 guest opinion article, “Transportation funding is neither Democrat nor Republican — it’s American,” which supports 2004’s Proposition 400 imposition of a 20-year, half-cent sales tax in Maricopa County to fund regional transit projects, is misguided.

Mar 16, 2012

Phoenix bus drivers back on the road after strike

Buses in Phoenix are back on a full schedule for the first time since drivers walked out in a labor dispute last week.

Mar 15, 2012

Striking Phoenix bus drivers vote on new contract

More than 600 striking Phoenix bus drivers are voting on a new contract Thursday and could be back behind the wheel by the end of the week.

Mar 14, 2012

Progress reported in Phoenix bus driver strike

The president of the union representing striking Phoenix bus drivers says major progress has been made in negotiations with their employer. Union president Bob Bean told The Associated Press that he is hoping a final deal can be reached Wednesday to end the strike that began Saturday.

Mar 12, 2012

Phoenix bus service hit by driver union strike

Bus riders in Phoenix were forced to wait for hours Saturday because of a driver's strike that caused nearly 80 percent of the scheduled routes to be cancelled.