Track Your Bus Or Train In Real Time With Valley Metro's New App

By Katherine Davis-Young
Published: Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 2:49pm
Updated: Friday, July 9, 2021 - 8:11am

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A Valley Metro light rail train
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A Valley Metro light rail train in downtown Phoenix in June 2021.

If you’re standing at a Valley Metro stop wondering when your bus or light rail train is going to arrive, there’s a new app to help you plan your trip. 

Valley Metro’s free smartphone app gives riders service alerts and updates. It includes route maps and navigation, and it tracks the transit system’s buses and trains in real time. 

“Our riders really do want more information about when their next bus and train are coming," said Susan Tierney with Valley Metro. 

Valley Metro reports more than 90% of its riders use smartphones. The new app is available on iOS and Android platforms.

Tierney said the app was in development for years before going live this month. She said Valley Metro plans to continue adding features to it. By next year, she said, riders will even be able to pay their fare on their smartphone.

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