Phoenix Public Transportation | Get Around With Bus & Rail

  • Need to get from the airport to your downtown hotel? It will cost you $2 if you take Phoenix’s Valley Metro light-rail system. The cost of an all-day pass is $4.

  • But getting from the airport to downtown affordably is just one of light rail’s perks. The 28-mile line links Phoenix to the neighboring communities of Tempe and Mesa, and includes stops at attractions such as Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, Chase Field, Talking Stick Resort Arena and Tempe’s Mill Avenue.

  • Light rail’s quiet, air-conditioned trains operate 18-22 hours per day, seven days a week, and stop every 12-20 minutes. The system operates at street level and is powered by electricity from overhead wires.

  • There are 38 stations along the line, and they are adorned with $8 million worth of public art. The artwork at each station reflects the character of the community where it is located. Station platforms can accommodate the boarding of 600 passengers onto a three-car train within 30 seconds. 

  • Convenient transportation to the airport comes by way of PHX Sky Train. This driverless people mover transports Valley Metro Light Rail passengers to the airport from the 44th Street/Washington Street station.

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    Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics


    FMCSA’s 2019 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics highlights the Agency’s role in collecting and analyzing data on large trucks and buses. Intended as a compact reference, it is a compilation of statistics from the overall state of the industry to enforcement activity, details on traffic violations and other incidents, the costs of crashes, and more. These data are used in support of our mission to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. The Pocket Guide can serve as a valuable, compact resource for industry representatives, Federal agencies, and other individuals interested in motor carrier safety regulations and performance data. It will be updated periodically in the future as new data are collected and analyzed. Previous versions of the Pocket Guide can be found in the archives section on this page.  

    The Pocket Guide incorporates and replaces the one-page data summaries, “Commercial Motor Vehicle Facts,” published occasionally over the past 10 years. Links to those summaries are provided below:

    NOTE: The 2019 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics functions optimally when viewed in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Document bookmark functionality may be limited in Internet Explorer.

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    Last updated: Thursday, January 9, 2020

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    Automotive Buses and Vehicle Bus Description

    Automotive Buses and Vehicle Bus Description

    Automotive Buses

    [BST bus]
    [CAN bus]
    [DSI bus]
    [J1708 bus]
    [J185 bus]
    [LIN bus] [MEC bus]
    [MI bus]
    [MML bus]

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    [Bus Info Page]

    Note: There are six classifications of vehicle Buses:
    Class A, Class B, Class C, Emissions/Diagnostics, Mobile Media, and
    Many of the buses listed below have a notation defining what
    class they reside in.
    Class A: A multiplex wiring system which reduces wiring by
    transmitting and receiving multiple signals over the same signal bus.
    The multi-purpose bus replaces individual wires performing the same function.
    Normally Class A defines general purpose UART communication with bit
    rates below 10kbps
    Class B: A multiplex wiring system which transmits data between
    nodes. The nodes replace existing stand-alone modules.
    Class B is used as a non-critical 10kbps to 125kbps bus
    Class C: A multiplex wiring system which reduces wiring by using
    real-time high-data signals. Operating between 125kbps and 1Mbps
    Emissions/Diagnostics: handle either Emissions or Diagnostics
    Mobile Media: buses handle Mobile Media equipment.
    X-by-Wire: is the collective term for the addition of electronic systems into the vehicle to enhance and replace tasks that were
    previously accomplished via mechanical and hydraulic systems.
    Automotive temperature requirements are -40C to +125C.

    In addition, a number of the listed buses define the Electrical Physical
    layer and the Optical Physical layer, which is normal for a bus which
    defines both interface types.
    The Physical interface bus being either
    fiber [Optical] or wire [electrical]. The difference here, in some cases,
    is that the electrical interface being defined resides just prior to the
    optical encoder. So the Physical interface bus from device to device is
    optical [fiber], but the specification also defines the Physical
    [electrical] interface into the optical transmitter/receiver [which is
    not normally done outside of Automotive buses].
    Also: … “It is becoming clear that regardless of carmaker, new vehicles
    will be made using LIN for the lowest data-rate functions, CAN for medium
    speed, MOST for the high-speed data rates and FlexRay, for
    safety-critical applications such as steer- and brake-by-wire.” from
    Automotive Industries.

    MOST bus Description

    MOST bus: [Media Oriented Systems Transport],defines a multimedia
    fiber-optic (low overhead, low cost) point-to-point network implemented
    in a ring, star or daisy-chain topology over Plastic optical fibers
    The MOST bus specifications define the Physical [Electrical and Optical parameters] Layer as well as the Application Layer, Network Layer, and Medium Access Control.
    The MOST bus provides an optical solution for automotive media [entertainment] networks [Video, CD..].

    J1850 bus Description

    The SAE J1850 bus is used for
    diagnostics and data sharing applications in On and Off road vehicles.

    Transportation Agency – Kauai Bus

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    The Kaua’i Bus operates a Public (Fixed Route) bus service and a Paratransit (Door-to-Door) bus service from Hanalei to Kekaha daily.

    Fixed Route Service: (bus stop to bus stop)

    Monday – Friday  5:15 a.m. – 10:50 p.m.
    Saturday, Sunday and Holiday  6:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.

    For Observed Holidays in 2020, please click here.

     Each bus has a destination sign on the front and curb side of the bus, displaying the route number.

    Although Drivers follow a predetermined schedule, arrival at bus stops may be affected by traffic, operating conditions and route deviations.

    For up-to-date bus schedules, please click here.

    To apply for an ADA Reduced Fare ID Card please click here.

    Paratransit Service:
    Paratransit service is available for qualified individuals in the categories below. Service days and hours are the same as public transportation. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance for door-to-door pickups.  Reservations can also be emailed to

    • Senior: Individuals must be 65 years and older and registered with the County Transportation Agency..
    • ADA: (Americans with Disabilities Act) – Individuals must be certified and registered as ADA eligible for service.

    Printed information is available in alternate formats within seven (7) days of a request.

    (paratransit routes that go beyond the ADA 3/4 mile corridor will have seats open to the general public on a space available basis.)

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