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Go green with sustainable public transportation

Get a jump-start on Earth Month with these transportation alternatives

Post Date:03/20/2018 9:00 AM

TEMPE, Ariz. (March 20, 2018) – Sustainable public transportation saves energy, improves air quality and eases traffic congestion. Tempe’s transit system was designed to be a safe and effective multi-modal system, where residents can walk, bike, or use public transit to get around the city with ease.

Jump-start your Earth Month celebrations by using any, or all, of Tempe’s transportation alternatives:

  • Orbit – Tempe’s free neighborhood circulator has six routes conveniently located throughout Tempe, connecting residents to local destinations, including shopping, recreation facilities, and schools. Most of the Orbit buses use alternative fuel.
  • Bus – Tempe provides bus service on most arterial streets with 15 bus routes, three express routes and one free Flash route. All Tempe buses run on alternative fuel or are hybrid.
  • Bike and Walk – Tempe has 215 miles of bikeways and multi-use paths, with multiple projects planned to expand and enhance bicycle and walking travel.
  • METRO Light Rail – Tempe has nine METRO Light Rail stops. On average, light rail systems produce 62 percent less green house gas emissions than single occupancy vehicles.

Find out more information on Tempe’s sustainable transportation options by visiting



Media Contact: TaiAnna Yee
City of Tempe
Public Information Officer, Transportation

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