Credit: Valley Metro
Moving to a new city marks an exciting chapter in anyone’s life, but knowing where to go and how to get around can be a bit challenging. Fortunately for you, you happened to pick an amazing time to move to the Valley of the Sun.
First, let us introduce ourselves. (Or skip ahead and take the express route two paragraphs down!) We are Valley Metro, the regional public transportation agency providing coordinated transit services to residents of metro Phoenix. This includes the cities of Tempe, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Avondale and many others. We provide more than 513 square miles of coverage, from regional bus, light rail and paratransit service to variety of alternative commuter solutions, like carpooling, vanpooling and biking. Valley Metro’s official mission is to develop and operate a network of transit services. But really, we simply want to help residents like you get where you need to go as easily, efficiently and as sustainably as possible.
Now that you know who we are, here’s why your timing is so perfect. We just launched two new products that will help you move about the Valley with ease.
First and foremost is our updated website located at valleymetro.org. Completely redesigned to work smoothly on mobile devices and desktops alike, it is easier than ever to navigate and includes improved trip-planning features with more refined accuracy. No matter your favorite routes and destinations, we’ve made sure your ride information is as accessible as possible. Go ahead and bookmark the site to plan your next trip. You can even use the site to learn more about our long-term strategic transportation plan or our new Respect the Ride campaign to learn more about Valley Metro.
Need more proof you’re in the right place at the right time? We’ve also just re-launched our Ridekick® app giving you yet another way to plan all of your trips. Download Ridekick from Google Play or the App Store and make getting to work or heading out for some fun as simple as using your smartphone. Like the site, the new app features easier navigation, interactive trip planning, greater accessibility and the ability to find your NextRide.
Whether you’re relocating from a colder climate up north, from one of our neighboring states here in the Southwest or from a far-off international location—we’d like to welcome you to metro Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun. We also invite you to explore all that the region—and your new hometown—has to offer. No more printing out route maps or using a book to find your way. No need to drive around forever or spend a lot of money on parking. World-class museums, unique music venues, restaurants you can’t find anywhere else and outdoor recreation that is second to none await you at the click of a button or the swipe of a finger.