Phoenix, Scottsdale partnership helps fuel mass-transit

An intergovernmental agreement between Scottsdale and Phoenix offers mass-transit for residents. (file photo)

The cities of Scottsdale and Phoenix are continuing their intergovernmental agreement for fixed route transit service, with a cost increase of about $13,600, in the upcoming fiscal year.

On June 12, Scottsdale City Council adopted a resolution authorizing an IGA with Phoenix for provision of fixed route transit service to increase the cost from $1,901,260 in fiscal year 2017-18 to $1,914,850 in fiscal year 2018-19.

This is the sixth amendment to a five-year agreement and covers the operating cost for fixed route services from July 1 to June 30, 2019 on routes including:

  • Route 29: Thomas Road
  • Route 41: Indian School Road
  • Route 50: Camelback Road
  • Route 80: Shea Boulevard
  • Route 154: Greenway Road
  • Route 170: Bell Road

The Transportation Commission reviewed and endorsed these service changes, a city staff report states.

The increased cost of $13,590 is a net effect of mileage increase on route 41 to account for missed miles in a scheduling system; increase in miles for route 170 due to a minor route adjustment; slight reduction in operating cost per mile; and increase in estimated fare revenue.

This IGA will be amended after October 2018 transit changes are finalized, the staff report states.

Northeast Valley News Services Editor Melissa Rosequist can be e-mailed at mrosequist@newszap.com or can be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/mrosequist_.

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