October 5, 2021
PHOENIX— On Monday, October 11, riders will return to front door boarding on all buses. While bus riders resume boarding through the front door, all Valley Metro passengers should have fare ready and wear a mask when on board.
When entering through the front door, bus riders will see that operator doors are installed. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Valley Metro has been committed to the health and safety of riders and frontline employees including enhanced cleaning protocols, social distancing measures and now, the installation of operator doors.
Fares are required on all Valley Metro rail and bus services. A one-way fare can be purchased for $2 and a day pass is $4. Light rail riders should also have their fare ready as fare inspections will continue to take place on board the system. Masks are also required until January 18, 2022, according to the federal mandate.
Valley Metro continues to connect communities and enhance lives by providing a high level of service during the pandemic. Overall, ridership numbers are encouraging with a 10 percent increase in August 2021 compared to August 2020. On light rail, there is an 18 percent increase compared to one year ago. Ridership continues to grow as more people return to the office and resume outings to entertainment, jobs and pre-pandemic activities.
For more information on the return to front door boarding visitvalleymetro.org/news/operations-service/2021/09/front-door-boarding-resumes-oct-11.