Phoenix Public Transit Seeks Input on DASH Route Options
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The Phoenix Public Transit Department is rolling into Phase 2 of the Neighborhood Transit Study (NTS) and is inviting community input on proposed Downtown Area Shuttle Circulator (DASH) routing options.
Based on public feedback in phase 1 and a technical assessment, four proposed options for DASH were developed. Each option involves expanding the current (state) loop into a proposed one Downtown loop Creating connectivity to entertainment, shopping and living.
The proposed options include – on a certain part of the route – extended opening hours on weekdays (until 23:00) and weekend services (Saturday and Sunday). The public is invited to review phoenix.gov/neighborhoodtransit and the appropriate StoryMap before completing the survey on or before February 10, 2023.
The Neighborhood Transit Study is an important part of the Transportation 2050 program to continue to expand and improve Phoenix’s neighborhood routes.
The DASH is one of four (free) circulators in the neighborhood and one of the busiest. Many people rely on service to get them where they need to go.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve our services,” says Public Transit Director Jesús Sapien. “These proposed changes show we are listening to our community who say they need the service by the weekend and are connecting it to the light rail. ”
About Transport 2050: In August 2015, voters approved Phoenix Transportation 2050 (T2050), a 35-year citywide transportation plan. Overseen by the Citizens Transportation Commission, T2050 includes improved frequency of local bus service, new light rail services and stations, and major road improvement projects. Funding for T2050 comes from a 7/10 cent municipal sales tax that began on January 1, 2016. Over the life of the plan, the funds are estimated to generate approximately $16.7 billion, or more than half of the plan’s total cost. An additional $14.8 billion will be available from federal and county funds, passenger fares and other sources. For more information, please visit the T2050 page or follow Phoenix public transport, Transportation on Phoenix Street and Valley Metroon Twitter.
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