Staff, 2022-10-27 17:17:00,
The Fiesta Buzz — a free neighborhood circulator provided by the city of Mesa — is now connecting the Fiesta District, Asian District and Mesa Riverview.
The circulator travels the route in a northbound/southbound direction every 30 minutes. Travel time is approximately 25 minutes from end to end, according to a release.
Service will be available 5:30 a.m. to midnight Monday-Friday and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays.
“The city of Mesa is pleased to bring Valley Metro’s neighborhood circulator to the Fiesta Buzz to west Mesa,” District 3 Councilmember Francisco Heredia said in the release. “Our public transit plays a vital role in bringing people throughout the Valley together to many destinations, and the Fiesta BUZZ will enhance this area’s unique, organic growth.”
The vehicle will operate in neighborhoods and smaller streets and on arterial roadways. The route will also have “flag zones,” which are areas off arterial roads where passengers can flag the bus to stop, like hailing at a taxi, the release states.
The Fiesta Buzz will be free to ride for all passengers. Vehicles will run on compressed natural gas, which produces fewer emissions than traditional gasoline or diesel-powered buses and are entirely ADA accessible with space for wheelchairs and mobility devices.
“Creating attractive travel options to some of Mesa’s most popular destinations benefits the environment, local businesses and the…
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