Riding transit can save you time and money. Each day, hundreds of State employees climb aboard a Valley Metro bus or use the light rail and enjoy a quiet and relaxing commute. Even if you have never ridden transit, now is the time to give it a try. Valley Metro Local, Express, and RAPID buses and light rail can get you to work, often, in the same time it takes to drive. But during your drive, instead of dealing with gridlock and the high cost of driving, you can relax and read a book, do paperwork, or chat with other passengers. If you are not sure what route to take, or if you need an updated bus book schedule, call 602.542.RIDE or go Valley Metro’s website www.valleymetro.org. You can also contact a Valley Metro route specialist directly at 602.253.5000.
Platinum Pass Subsidy Program
Take advantage of the transit subsidy program. Sign up for Platinum Pass; it’s like a credit card for the light rail and bus. The card is free, and by using it, you can take advantage of the subsidy the State provides; the remainder of the fare is automatically deducted from your paycheck by the second pay period each month.
The current subsidy for the Platinum Pass is 50%.
What This Means for Light Rail/Local Bus riders as of March 1, 2013:
Your current per ride cost is $1.00.
Your current monthly maximum is $32.00.
What This Means for Express/Rapid Bus riders as of March 1, 2013:
Your current per ride cost is $1.63.
Your current monthly maximum is $52.00.
You are only charged for the rides you take. To obtain an application, see your personnel representative or download the online application here. Once you complete the actual Platinum Pass application, return it to your personnel office.
Click here for help planning a transit route.