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Keep it Cool Events Encourage Riders Stay Cool While Riding Transit

Post Date:05/07/2014 1:08 PM

Contact: Melissa Quillard, Public Information Specialist
602.523.6055 (o)
602.380.9988 (m)          

They say it’s a dry heat but the Valley’s summer sun is brutal if you’re not prepared. That’s why Valley Metro is encouraging riders to stay cool this summer as they plan their transit trips. To help spread the Keep it Cool message, Valley Metro is hosting three desert oasis-themed events across the Valley. Riders will enjoy frozen snacks, giveaways and a chance to win a movie theatre gift package by entering a Facebook “selfie” contest.

Keep it Cool Event Locations

Tuesday, May 13, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Arrowhead Towne Center (northeast corner)
7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale (map)

Wednesday, May 14, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Montebello Transit Center
19th Ave. / Montebello, Phoenix (map

Thursday, May 15, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Sycamore Transit Center
Sycamore / Main Street, Mesa (map)

Here are some cool tips for riders as they walk to bus stops and train stations:

  1. Always carry water. Containers with spill-proof lids are allowed on buses and light rail.
  2. Plan your trip. Use NextRide for real-time schedule info to reduce wait times.
  3. Create your own shade by using a small umbrella or by wearing a hat.
  4. Always wear sunscreen.

Click here for more tips to help Keep it Cool this summer. 



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