Orbit (a FREE service) serves residential areas and connects them to local destinations such as shopping areas, other neighborhoods, major bus routes, schools and multi-generational centers. There are six Orbit routes: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
For bus, Orbit, light rail and Express route complaints or suggestions, please call 602-253-5000 or email Valley Metro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Map of Routes
- Schedules/Timetables/Hours of Operation
- Orbit Detours
The Orbit routes use “flag” stops, which means that the driver will pick up and drop off passengers in residential neighborhoods provided it is safe to do so. Passengers should wave at the driver to let him or her know that they would like picked up. On major streets like Mill Avenue, University Drive and Broadway Road, designated bus stops should be used. To de-board the bus in a neighborhood, passengers should pull the cord located near the windows. On major streets like Rural Road or Priest Drive, designated bus stop should be used.
No Stop Zone Policy: When 15 mph speed limit signs are posted in a school zone, the Orbit will not stop in between the signs. During all other times, the Orbit may stop within the school zone.