Valley Metro is Traveling Across the Valley to Talk About the New Fare System

April 30, 2024

Valley Metro is hosting a series of town halls to inform riders on the new fare system launching this summer. There are 15 in-person and virtual town halls scheduled across the Valley starting this Wednesday: 

Mesa Main Library

May 1, 6-7:30 p.m.

Peoria Mesquite District ParkFest

May 3, 6-9 p.m.

Chandler Downtown Library

May 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Glendale GESD System of Care Center

May 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m

Full list of events is available at

The town halls will share changes in the fare system, including how riders will be able to purchase fare using the Valley Metro app or a reloadable Copper card. Riders will also learn about Smart Fare, a new account-based, pay-as-you-go system. 

At the events, attendees can ask questions and apply for reduced fare. Reduced fares on local bus routes and light rail are available to youth ages 6-18, seniors aged 65 and older, persons with disabilities and Medicare-card holders. Bring required documentation to apply for reduced fare in person. Learn more at