Valley Metro is the regional public transportation agency providing coordinated, multi-modal transit
options to residents of greater Phoenix. With a core mission of advancing a total transit network, Valley
Metro plans, develops and operates the regional bus and light rail system.
In 1993, the name Valley Metro was adopted as the identity for the regional transit system in the Phoenix
metropolitan region. Under this brand name, local governments set the policy for the regional system
that operates throughout Valley. In 2008, the first 20 miles of light rail began service. Currently, six light
rail extensions are under way creating a 57-mile system by 2032.
Valley Metro is governed by two Boards of Directors. The Regional Public Transportation Authority
Board consists of 16 public agencies (15 cities and Maricopa County) that set the policy direction for all
modes of transit except light rail. The METRO Board consists of five cities that set the policy direction for
light rail. The Boards and the agency work to improve and regionalize the public transit system.