Public asked to comment on changes to local bus, RAPID routes

The Phoenix Public Transit Department is asking the public for feedback on proposed bus service changes to several Valley Metro bus routes operated by the city of Phoenix. If adopted by the Phoenix City Council, the proposed bus service changes would go into effect July 22.

Feedback on the changes can be provided in person at a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 8 at the Phoenix Public Transit Department Offices, 302 N. 1st Ave., Conference Room 7A. Written comments will also be accepted, and can be sent to: “July 2013 Bus Service Changes,” City of Phoenix Public Transit Department, 302 N. 1st Ave., Suite 900, Phoenix, 85003 or emailed to pubtrans@phoenix.gov until 7 p.m. on April 8. Information on proposed bus service is posted at www.phoenix.gov/publictransit/july2013.html, where comments can also be made.

The List of proposed bus route changes in Ahwatukee are:

• Route 56 — Change routing to serve Priest Drive between Elliot Road to Ray Road, continuing to 48th Street.

• Route 108 — Proposed extension of west end of route to 48th Street on Elliot Road, then on 48th Street to Frye Road, with additional peak hour service to the 40th Street/Pecos Road Park-and-Ride.

• Route 156 — Proposed extension of west end of route to 48th Street on Chandler Boulevard.