Transit

Transit services in Scottsdale are provided by Scottsdale's trolley system and Valley Metro. 

Proposed Scottsdale Transit Changes 2018

The Scottsdale Transportation Department proposed changes to Scottsdale trolley and bus routes at the Transportation Commission meeting Thursday, April 19. The commission opted to hold off making any recommendation to the Scottsdale City Council until after additional public outreach occurs in May.

 

Proposed changes include:

  • Expanded free trolley service to Mustang Transit Center, Via Linda Senior Center and Pavilions Shopping Center
  • Consolidation of Camelback, Neighborhood and Miller routes into two routes
  • Consistent 20-minute frequency for all trolleys (except the Downtown Trolley, which will remain at 10-minute frequency)
  • Optimization of bus and trolley routes in response to current ridership trends

 

The following maps show current and proposed transit service:

Existing Scottsdale transit routes   (PDF)
Proposed Scottsdale transit routes  (PDF)
Comparison of existing and proposed Scottsdale transit routes  (PDF)
Proposed Scottsdale Cactus Trolley route  (PDF)

 

The public is encouraged to continue to provide comments. Valley Metro and the City of Scottsdale are hosting additional opportunities for public input on proposed changes (more coming soon!):

 

  • Tuesday, May 15, 6 – 7 a.m. and 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. 
    Scottsdale Community College 
    Bus (Lot F) and Trolley (Lot H) stopslinks to external site
    Scottsdale Transportation will host a table at the bus stop with route maps, comment cards and large-scale maps on tripods.  

  • Wednesday, May 16, 6 – 9:30 a.m. and 3 – 6:30 p.m.
    Museum of the West bus stop  
    Valley Metro will host a table at the bus stop with route maps, comment cards and large-scale maps on tripods. 

  • Thursday, May 17, 7 - 9 a.m.
    Paiute Neighborhood Center bus stop
    6535 E. Osborn Rd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Scottsdale Transportation will host a table with route maps, comment cards and large-scale maps on tripods.

  • Thursday, May 17, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
    One Civic Center atrium
    7447 E. Indian School Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Scottsdale Transportation will host a table with route maps, comment cards and large-scale maps on tripods.

 

  • Monday, May 21, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Paiute Neighborhood Center bus stop
    6535 E. Osborn Rd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Scottsdale Transportation will host a table with route maps, comment cards and large-scale maps on tripods.

  • Tuesday, May 22, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Granite Reef Senior Center
    1700 N. Granite Reef Road
    Scottsdale, AZ 85257
    Scottsdale Transportation will host a table with route maps, comment cards and large-scale maps on tripods. 

  • Tuesday, May 22, 5 – 7 p.m. 
    Valley Metro
    101 North 1st Avenue
    Suite 1400
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    Public Hearing on Proposed Transit Changes 2018

  • Wednesday, May 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Via Linda Senior Center 
    10440 E. Via Linda
    Scottsdale, AZ 85258
    Scottsdale Transportation will host a table with route maps, comment cards and large-scale maps on tripods. 

  • Wednesday, May 30, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    One Civic Center atrium
    7447 E. Indian School Rd.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Scottsdale Transportation will host a table with route maps, comment cards and large-scale maps on tripods.

 

You can also submit comments to the Scottsdale Transportation Commission via the  online public comment form or contact Principal Transit Planner Ratna Korepella at  480-312-7630 or  RKorepella@scottsdaleaz.gov

(last updated May 11, 2018)

Scottsdale Trolley System

Want to connect to free transit?

Scottsdale has four trolley routes to help you get around town. The Scottsdale trolley system is free to ride and connects with Valley Metro's transit system giving you access to the greater Phoenix metro area. Whether you're running errands, shopping, going to one of our premier special events or heading across town, there's a trolley for you. Check out our updated (December 2017) trolley brochure or the Scottsdale Trolley page for more information.

Valley Metro Transit

Valley Metrolinks to external site, the Phoenix metro area’s regional public transit system, provides bus service to, through and from Scottsdale to and from other Valley communities.

Valley Metro bus routes - regional connections:

In a hurry? Try NextRide.

Valley Metro buses and trains are equipped with GPS technology allowing you to access real-time scheduled arrival times. The NextRide electronic service provides quick access to transit schedule information.  All you need is a phone or access to the internet and your STOP# (the five digit number posted on the bus stop sign, shelter or light rail station).

Here’s how it works:

By phone:

Call: (602) 253-5000
Say NextRide.
Say or enter the STOP# located at the bus stop or light rail station.

Text: 22966
Enter the STOP# located at the bus stop or light rail station.
Press send, and you will receive the next arrival times for your stop. If the stop serves more than one route, you will receive times for each route.
Standard text messaging rates apply.

By web:

Visit http://trips.valleymetro.org/nextride
Enter the STOP# located at the bus stop or light rail station.
Press GO.

Paratransit Services

Scottsdale Cab Connection

Cab Connection is a Scottsdale-funded program offering more flexibility and greater independence for many individuals. The program sends a number of vouchers per month to each participant.  Each voucher helps purchase a one-way trip from the participant’s residence to one destination. Two vouchers are required for a round trip. The vouchers are subsidized by the city of Scottsdale and pay at the rate of 80 percent, up to a maximum of $10. The participant pays the remainder of the trip cost and any tip. Cab Connection, under special circumstances, is also available for those individuals with a temporary disability.

To apply you must be a Scottsdale resident, age 65 or older, or if under age 65, be certified as disabled through the Valley Metro Mobility Center. links to external site

For information, applications or to provide comments, please call 480-312-8747 or email us at CabConnectionInfo@scottsdaleaz.gov.

Valley Metro Paratransit

This service (formerly known as East Valley Dial-A-Ride) provides two types of door-to-door, shared ride service for seniors and people with disabilities. Call 602-716-2200 (TTY 602-716-2118) for more information.

Service will accept cash and Dial-A-Ride tickets only. EXACT CHANGE IS REQUIRED. DRIVERS ARE UNABLE TO GIVE CHANGE.

ADA

Advanced reservation service with a fixed fee per one-way trip is available to persons who meet the eligibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Non-ADA

Service is available to persons with disabilities or senior citizens age 65 or older Monday through Saturday. The fare for a one-way trip is based on zones traveled. Advanced Reservation trips are encouraged.

In Scottsdale, Valley Metro Paratransit service is provided from Bell Road / CAP Canal / Thunderbird Road on the north to McKellips Road on the south. This area includes service to the Princess Resort and the Mayo Clinic. This service includes service to the cities of Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert.

No certification process is needed to use the non-ADA service, although proof of age or proof of disability may be requested by Valley Metro Paratransit reservations or the driver. A driver's license or other state issued ID card is an acceptable proof of age. A Medicare card or Valley Metro Reduced Fare ID card is acceptable proof of age or disability.

Please call:

Reduced Fare Bus Card

Seniors and people with disabilities can ride the bus for a reduced fare. For more information, please call 602-253-5000 or visit Valley Metrolinks to external site

 

Scottsdale's Civil Rights Program - Title VI

The City of Scottsdale operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).

Notice - Rights under Title VI (PDF)

Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against by Valley Metro or any of its service providers, and believes the discrimination was based upon race, color or national origin may file a formal complaint with Valley Metro Customer Service.links to external site


Traveling with a Service Animal on Buses & Trolleys

In accordance with the requirements set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a “service animal” is defined as any dog or other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability, including psychiatric, cognitive or mental disabilities.

Individuals traveling with service animals are welcome on regional buses and trolleys. Keep in mind an employee may ask the following questions to verify that an animal traveling with a transit passenger is a service animal:

  • “Is your animal a service animal?”
  • “What task is your service animal trained to perform?”

For more information on service animals, visit Valley Metro's websitelinks to external site


Requesting Reasonable Modifications

A reasonable modification is a change in Valley Metro’s service policies and practices in circumstances where established practices may prevent individuals with disabilities from accessing and participating fully in Valley Metro’s programs, services and facilities. 

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Transportation 
7447 E. Indian School Rd., Suite 205 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251  
P: 480-312-7250
TDD: 480-312-5419
F:  480-312-4000

Traffic Engineering
P: 480-312-7250

Street Operations
P: 480-312-5620

Traffic Management Center 
P: 480-312-7777 (6 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays)
scottsdaletmc@scottsdaleaz.gov
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Active Transportation Map

Scottsdale’s New Active Transportation Map showcases the city’s trails and bike-ways on one side and transit on the other for all your on-the-go multi-modal transportation needs. The waterproof, tear-proof map can be found at Scottsdale libraries, bike shops and community centers, or it can also be delivered to your home for free. Contact Jennifer Banks at jbanks@scottsdaleaz.gov or 480-312-7517 to order your copy now.

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Due to the size of the map, it is not available for download at this time.