Phoenix offering free bus, light rail passes
The Phoenix Public Transit Department is teaming up with other city organizations to provide Phoenix residents public transit passes.
Earlier this year, the Phoenix City Council developed a plan to utilize the American Rescue Plan Act funding to purchase and distribute public transit passes for Phoenix residents; $1 million was earmarked to ensure transit dependent passengers can continue their travels.
The Public Transit Department has partnered with other city departments and organizations to provide passes to communities seeking assistance. The passes can be used for 31 consecutive days after activation and can be used for both bus and light rail transportation.
“You know this is another tool right in our tool belt to be able to help the community get the public transit assistance that they need to sort of, you know, get back on their feet," said Brenda Yanez with the Phoenix Public Transit department.
Yanez mentioned assisting with public transit can provide more opportunities for the community to get back to work, school and personal errands. This can have a positive impact on Valley residents who rely on public transportation in their day to day lives.
The city says members of the public can contact one of the more than 30 participating organizations to get a pass.