Phoenix, AZ is the fifth largest city in the United States and features an efficient public transportation system. The Valley Metro, operated by the Regional Public Transportation Authority, offers clean and safe public bus services that are timely and available throughout the entire Phoenix Metropolitan area. In addition to buses, several light rail routes run from downtown Phoenix to various points across the valley such as Tempe, Mesa and Glendale. There are also express shuttles available from various locations in Phoenix as well as shuttle services for passengers with disabilities. For those who prefer more personal transportation options, the City of Phoenix provides several bicycle lanes along major streets which allow cyclists to get around quickly and conveniently. Finally, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft offer an alternate method of getting around town for those who do not want to take a bus or light rail. All of these options make it easy for people to get around Phoenix without having to rely on their own personal vehicle.
The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Phoenix takes 25.4 minutes. That's shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
How people in Phoenix get to work:
- 74.6% drive their own car alone
- 12.5% carpool with others
- 5.4% work from home
- 3.3% take mass transit