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City of Phoenix Public Transit Department

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City of Phoenix Public Transit Department

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  1. City of PhoenixPublic Transit Department Phoenix – It’s Hot…. But not enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk

  2. City of PhoenixPublic Transit Department • Phoenix is 6th largest city • Providing transit services for 125 years • Largest member of Valley Metro regional system • 465 buses / 47 (100 regional) bus routes; 1 regional light rail route • 45.5 million (71 million regional) bus/train boardings per year

  3. 2011 Haboob in Phoenixbut not our most extreme weather From Air On Ground

  4. This is!6 Months of the Year May through October – enhanced heat July – September – extreme heat

  5. Heat is Lethal • Prolonged heat exposure results in • Heat illnesses • Heat-associated deaths(50each year)

  6. Transit Passengers are theLargest Pedestrian Group • Distance to Bus Stop • 77% walk up to ¼ mile • 10 % walk more than ½ mile • Bus Headways Avg • 27 minute weekday • 40 minute weekend

  7. Transit Preparedness • Media Attention • Negative Inquiries • Positive Stories • Transit Preparedness

  8. Personal Cool Campaign • Promotes safe habits and health in extreme heat • Portable shade: umbrellas/hats • Water • Sunscreen

  9. Bus Design / Operations • Bus design • Phoenix buses spec for environment • Windows • A/C & fans • Heat test • Bus Ops • OCC heavy calls in summer • Temperature test for bus change

  10. Passenger Facilities • 3,936 bus stops in Phoenix • 65% now shelters • Goal to have 100% shaded • Public art incorporates passenger comfort

  11. Contact Page • Marie Chapple Camacho • City of Phoenix Public Transit Department (Valley Metro member) • Marie.Chapple@phoenix.gov • 602-261-8254