Bus Driver Stike: FAQ and affected routes

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PHOENIX -- As bus driver's from the Amalgamated Transit Union local 1433 strike, bus service across metro Phoenix will be significantly reduced.  The information below is the latest impact statement from Valley Metro and the City of Phoenix as of Saturday morning. 

Phoenix:  22 percent of Saturday routes are being filled, but this will change throughout the day.  Residents who rely on bus service should expect low levels of service until the stirke is resolved.

Tempe:  Service is currently running as normal, but we will keep you advised if the situation changes.  If a bus strike does occur by Tempe operators, it would be later this evening, closer to 5 p.m.

Phoenix Bus Routes Impacted by the Strike:

Rt. 0 – Central
Rt. 1 – Washington / Jefferson
Rt. 7 – 7th St.
Rt. 8 – 7th Ave.
Rt. 10 – Roosevelt / Grant
Rt. 12 – 12th St.
Rt. 15 – 15th Ave.
Rt. 16 – 16th St.
Rt. 19 – 19th Ave.
Rt. 27 – 27th Ave.
Rt. 35 – 35th Ave.
Rt. 39 – 39th Ave.
Rt. 44 – 44th St. / Tatum
Rt. 50 – Camelback
Rt. 52 - Roeser
Rt. 60 – Bethany Home
Rt. 70 – Glendale / 24th St.
Rt. 80 – Northern
Rt. 90 – Dunlap / Cave Creek
Rt. 106 – Peoria / Shea
Rt. 122 – Cactus / 39th Ave
Rt. 138 – Thunderbird
Rt. 154 - Greenway
Rt. 170 – Bell
Rt. 186 – Union Hills
RAPID SR-51 - Reduced service levels
RAPID I-10 East - Reduced service levels
RAPID I-17 - Reduced service levels
RAPID I-10 West – Normal service levels (operated by a different provider)
No service will be provided:
DASH – Government Loop – Business Circulator (Downtown Phoenix)
SMART (Sunnyslope) – Neighborhood Circulator
Rt. 581 – N. Mountain Express (Use closest RAPID service)
Tempe routes impacted are:  FLASH, Orbit Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter, 48, 56, 62, 65, 66, 72, 77, 81, and 108. No service will be provided on Express routes 510, 512, 520 and 521.

Bus Alternatives for Travelers


Phoenix-area Taxi Cab Companies:

  • Apache Taxi: (480) 557-7000
  • AAA/Yellow Cab: (480) 888-8888
  • Mayflower Cab: (602) 955-1355
  • Checker/Yellow    (602) 252-5252
  • Clean Air Cab    (480) 777-9777
  • Courier Cab    (602) 232-2222
  • Discount Cab    (602) 200-2000
  • Community Cab    (480) 644-1000