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Welcome to the city of Glendale’s Transit Service website. Transit provides a wide range of convenient, low-cost transportation alternatives for Glendale citizens and visitors, including fixed-route bus service, Glendale Dial-A-Ride, Glendale Urban Shuttle (GUS) bus service, ADA service and a taxi-subsidy program.

Please visit the Valley Metro Web site at for fixed route schedules.

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Headed to the Super Bowl or Pro Bowl games in Glendale?
Looking for public transportation to Glendale’s Sports & Entertainment District on game days? We've got information on how to get in and out of the stadium from Glendale on Pro Bowl and Super Bowl Sundays (Jan. 25 and Feb. 1).  Valley Metro GAME DAYS  |  Game Day in Glendale Public Transportation (printable PDF)  |  Valley Metro Pro Bowl and Super Bowl Flyer (English) & (Spanish) Details on special services on games days, Sundays, Jan. 25 & Feb. 1

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Valley Metro Service Changes Take Effect on October 27
Routes affected in Glendale

The biggest impacts to residents of Glendale include the extension of the Thunderbird Road route (Rte. 138) out to Sun City.  Current terminus of the route on the west side is 59th Avenue.  Additional AM/PM peak westbound trips from the Glendale/99th PNR have been added into the Transit Book for the Glendale Avenue (Rte. 70) bus. 

Those that live on Glendale’s eastern border at Bethany Home Road and Northern Avenue can take advantage of the additional weekend frequency (now at 30 minutes) on Rte. 60 and Rte. 80 in Phoenix only. Glendale service will still remain at 60 minute frequency on the weekends on our side of the border for these routes so plan accordingly to prevent a transfer at the border.  The other change is that those that live at Glendale’s southern border near 75th and 83rd Avenue can take advantage of Phoenix’s new routes (Rte. 75 and Rte. 83) with service to Desert Sky Mall.

Service changes occur twice a year as a way to build and refine an effective regional transit system that supports Valley communities, businesses and residents. For more information, visit

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Glendale, AZ - Transit VIDEO SERIES - Easy Riders: Public Transit for Everyone
Check out our special YouTube video series on everything you need to know about trip planning and riding the bus in Glendale. Watch now!
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Help Plan Future Transit Facilities for North Glendale
The City of Glendale Transportation Services Department has initiated a North Glendale Park-and-Ride/Transit Center Study to determine the appropriate location and type of new transit facility (facilities) needed to serve current and future transit needs. Click here for details.

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IMPORTANT: Fare change information from Valley Metro
Valley Metro wants passengers to be prepared for a fare increase effective Friday, March 1 that will occur on Valley Metro transit services including bus and light rail. The current 1-Ride fare will increase by $.25 on the local bus/LINK/light rail and $.50 on Express/RAPID. Also on March 1, riders can purchase a more affordable 15-day pass giving frequent riders the convenient option of purchasing a multi-day pass that is less costly than the 31-day pass. In addition, the 3-Day pass will no longer be available. Details on all fare increases, including Dial-a-Ride, are available at
This fare increase ONLY applies to bus and light rail passengers along with some dial-a-ride agencies. Glendale Dial-a-Ride fares are NOT increasing. For more information or questions on Glendale’s Dial-a-Ride services, call 623-930-3500.
How to Purchase Valley Metro Fares Online
CLICK HERE to watch a quick video tutorial on the online purchase process. It's quick and simple.

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Glendale, AZ - Transit Dial-A-Ride Information
Dial-A-Ride is a convenient curb-to-curb transit service offered seven days a week to the general public. Same-day and reservation service is offered Monday-Friday, while weekend and holiday service is by reservation only. Requests for service on weekends and holidays must be made by noon the previous (working) day. Read more
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Glendale Offers an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Service
In compliance with federal regulations, the city of Glendale offers an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) service to eligible persons who, because of a disability, cannot use Valley Metro fixed-route bus service. The ADA service covers the same routes and operates the same hours as Valley Metro fixed-route bus service in Glendale. Read more

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Glendale Urban Shuttle (GUS)
Glendale Urban Shuttle (GUS) provides a great way to bring location destinations closer with two convenient routes. Fare is only 25 cents, with reduced fare (10 cents) for seniors and persons with disabilities. Service runs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Read more

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Glendale, AZ - Transit Taxi Subsidy Program
The city of Glendale is pleased to provide a taxi-subsidy for persons with special transportation needs. The program is designed to assist people making repetitive trips for medical treatments and therapies. Read more
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Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Local Transit System Study
Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is conducting a local transit system study to develop a three phased plan to identify short-, mid-, and long-range strategies for local transit. Ultimately, the plan that arises from this study will serve as a blueprint for a sustainable, market-based local transit system which ties into the regional transit network.

We would invite you to participate in the MAG survey to  provide your input as to what form public transit should take in the Northwest Valley across the next 10 to 20 years. For example, should the focus be on local circulators and/or dial-a-ride programs within individual communities? Should priority be given to traditional (fixed route) bus service linking Northwest Valley communities as well as providing service into downtown Phoenix? This survey will provide an opportunity for you to share your opinion, thereby helping to shape the future of public transportation in Glendale and the Northwest Valley.

You can find the survey on MAG’s website, at:

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