Tempe in Motion/Valley Metro Bus Service
All Tempe buses are wheelchair accessible and equipped with ramps. Bus service operates from approximately 4:30 am to 1 am, Monday through Saturday and from 5 am to 10:30 pm on Sunday. Most Tempe bus routes operate every 15 minutes from 6 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Tempe also has two free FLASH shuttles circulating the downtown Tempe/ASU area and five free Orbit routes serving Tempe neighborhoods north of the US 60. Bus service is available on all major holidays with service following Sunday schedules. For trip planning call Valley Metro at 602/253-5000 or visit www.valleymetro.org. Metro light rail uses low floor vehicles, allowing all passengers (especially those using wheelchairs, etc.) to board quickly and easily. The stations are fully accessible and designed to maximize shade, safety and ease of use. Each vehicle has four wheelchair areas. Computer-controlled acceleration and braking systems ensure smooth starts and stops, and there is minimum lateral movement of the trains. Wheelchair tie-downs are not needed.
METRO Light Rail Hours and Frequency
Trains begin the first full westbound trip from Sycamore Station at 4:35 am.; eastbound from Montebello Station at 4:40 am. The last full trip of the day begins at 11 pm. (except for Friday night), arriving at the opposite end of the line at midnight.
Weekends (Friday Night - Sunday Morning) Hours:
Trains begin the first full trip of the day at 5 am at the end-of-the-line stations. On Friday and Saturday night, the last full trip of the day begins at 2 am, arriving at the opposite end of the line at 3 am.
Trains arrive every 15 minutes between 6 am and 7 pm; all other hours, every 20 minutes. (Hours and frequency are subject to change.)
Reduced local fares are available for seniors, ages 65 and older and for people with disabilities. Reduced bus and light rail fares: 1 ride: $0.85. All-Day Pass: $1.75. 3-Day Pass: $5.25. 7-Day Pass: $8.75. 31-Day Pass: $27.50.
Dial-a-Ride services are designed for passengers who are unable to access local bus service. Dial-a-Ride is a shared-ride service, meaning the driver may pick up or drop off other passengers before taking you to your destination. In most cases, you can travel within any given Dial-a-Ride service area without transferring to another vehicle. Destinations within another service area may require a transfer to another Dial-a-Ride provider. Dial-a-Ride can help you coordinate transfers.
All ADA trips must be reserved at least one day (up to 14 days) in advance. Subscription trips made on a regular, predictable basis (work trips, for example) require reservations and in some areas may be booked several weeks in advance. For reservations, please contact East Valley Dial-a-Ride at 480/633-0101 or visit www.valleymetro.org/Valley_Metro/Dial-a-Ride/index.htm.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
With nearly 1,500 flights arriving and departing daily, Sky Harbor International Airport is one of the busiest in the country and one of the most accessible by providing vehicles for personal accessible travel and for elderly and disabled public transportation.
Accessibility features of Sky Harbor Airport
When making reservations, tell your agent about elderly and disabled transportation accommodations you need and whether you are traveling with a service animal, wheelchair, or oxygen. If you want your power chair batteries to travel with you, check with your airline about the proper way to carry them.
Hearing aid compatible, amplified and text telephones (TTY) are available in each terminal. TTY pay phones are located on each level and at baggage claim in Terminals 2, 3, and 4. Local Relay number: 800/367-8939. Aviation staff: 800/781-1010
Aviation staff: 800/781-1010
Braille menus are available upon request at restaurants in Terminals 3 and 4 and in the lounge in Terminal 2.
To get a wheelchair accessible vehicle or elderly and disabled transportation at Sky Harbor, ask any Sky Cap or any Information Counter personnel. Lowered telephones, automatic teller machines, accessible restrooms, and accessible drinking fountains are located throughout the terminals.
Automobile/Low Profile Vehicles
Convenient parking is available for all handicap accessible vehicles displaying disability plates or placards.
High Profile Vehicle Parking Locations:
- Terminal 2 Upper Level near elevators
- Terminal 4 Lot at east end of terminal
- East Long Term Lot east of Terminal 4
- West Economy
- Tonto Holiday Lot
Rental Cars with Hand Controls
- Avis: 800/796-8471
- Budget: 800/227-3678
- Hertz: 602/267-8822
- National: 602/275-4771
- AVA Wheelchair Van Rentals of Phoenix: 866/333-1594
- Super Shuttle: 800/258-3826
- Wheelers, Inc.: 800/456-1371
- Handi Vans AZ: 480/747-7510
- AAA Cab: 602/437-4000
- Allstate: 602/275-8888
- Discount: 602/266-1110
For more information on elderly and disabled transportation, go to http://skyharbor.com/customer-service/special-needs.html or call 602/273-3300.