SCW Foundation Phasing Out Bus Service - Offering Better Options.
After almost a year of serious deliberation, the Sun City West Foundation Board of Directors has decided to end its bus service and transfer the program to Northwest Valley Connect and to Valley Metro Dial-A-Ride. Please click here to read a press release which explains the decision to end this service and parter with these two agencies.
Training Classes on Transportation Options Being Offered
Kathy Chandler, Executive Director of Northwest Valley Connect, will be conducting training classes about the various transportation options and how to access them. The remaining classes will be held on March 17 and 31 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at the Sun City Foundation Grand Canyon Room. Free rides to and from the classes for Sun City West residents can be scheduled by calling 623-544-3020. You can also reserve a seat at the classes by calling the same number.
Bus Service will Continue During this Transition
Bus service will continue until all existing clients receive training and are signed up with the two service providers. The ending date for bus services will be provided on our website and Facebook page. The Recreation Centers of Sun City West, PORA and the local media will also be contacted. Untill then, Sun City West residents may continue to reserve rides on the buses:
Hours of Operation
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday
For service please call: (623) 544-3020
Northwest Valley Connect and Valley Metro Dial-a-Ride
Northwest Valley Connect
Northwest Valley Connect coordinates information on a variety of existing travel options to provide residents with easy-to-use information that will assist them in planning their transportation needs. They can help Sun City West residents find transportation to a larger geographic area, including Surprise, Peoria and El Mirage. Visit their website to find out more about their services.
Valley Metro Dial-a-Ride
Valley Metro provides dial-a-ride services to Sun City West, Sun City, Surprise, Peoria and El Mirage for seniors aged 65 and over and specialized services to those meeting ADA disability requirements. Services are provided by passenger vehicles ("green cabs") or by specialized vehicles if the passenger is wheelchair-bound. The cost is $4 per one-way trip. Service hours are 7 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday. To use this service you must register with Valley Metro. Visit their website for more information.