PTS 601: Transit Services
To provide dedicated access to Arizona State University (ASU) via shuttle services and public mass transit valley-wide for ASU faculty, staff, and students
Arizona Revised Statutes § 49–581 through –593
ASU Commuter Options Plan
The ASU Commuter Options Program provides:
Buses travel designated routes at regular intervals, stopping at designated transit stops to allow passengers to board or exit the bus during scheduled hours of operation, Monday through Friday.
The current ASU parking map shows the location of FLASH stops and routes. The map legend may be consulted for further information.
All transit vehicles are compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. The FLASH, the West shuttle, and the Polytechnic shuttle do not operate on designated university holidays. Transit service occasionally may be interrupted due to special events and re-routes. A notice is posted in vehicles and at the bus stops when routes/times are altered.
The FLASH route follows the perimeter of campus.
The West shuttle provides service between West campus, Downtown Phoenix campus, and Tempe campus.
The Polytechnic shuttle provides service between Polytechnic campus and Tempe campus.
The Flash/McAllister shuttle provides service between Lot 59 and the south part of Tempe campus.
The MAYO shuttle provides service between the Biomedical department at MAYO and the Tempe Campus
ASU students can purchase the U-Pass with the following options: by academic year and for summer sessions. The U-Pass may be purchased online at the PTS Web site, or at the Permit Sales office at the Tempe campus and parking offices at West, Downtown, and Polytechnic campuses and at the PTS satellite office in the lower-level of the Memorial Union. The U-Passes are discounted. All sales are final; no refunds with the following exception: students who purchase a full academic pass for the fall and spring semesters and need to withdraw for the spring semester may receive a prorated refund if the pass is returned by the deadline date.
ASU employees can purchase an annual Platinum Pass at discounted rates online at the PTS Web site, or at Permit Sales at Tempe campus and the parking offices at West, Downtown, and Polytechnic campuses, or through payroll deduction.
Passengers may not eat, drink (except closed containers), smoke, possess a weapon, or play loud music. Shoes and shirt must be worn. The distribution of promotional flyers on the bus is not permitted without prior approval from Parking and Transit.
ASU and its vendors/contractors are not responsible for items left on the shuttles.
All contracted intercampus shuttles are equipped with GPS, WIFI, and Automatic Passenger Counts.
GPS can be tracked at http://www.asustarthere.com.
If there are any questions on WIFI, please contact the Commuter Options Office at 480/965-1072.
If there are questions about the shuttles after 5 p.m., please call All Aboard America at 480/222-6947.
Be sure to sign up for updates on traffic delays for the shuttles on Facebook and Twitter at: @asu2asushuttles, and follow ASU Transit at http://cfo.asu.edu/pts.
Additional information about FLASH, the West shuttle, the Polytechnic shuttle, the MAYO shuttle, and the U-Pass Program is available through the Commuter Options Services at 480/965–1072 and on the Commuter Options Program Web page.
The FLASH service has connections to the Valley Metro bus system and light rail.
Light Rail Stations
Tempe has three LRT stations within close proximity to Tempe campus:
When traveling to the Downtown Phoenix campus from the Tempe campus, travel on the westbound trains to the Central Station at Van Buren Street and Central Avenue. Returning to the Tempe campus, the closest eastbound station is at Van Buren and 1st Avenue.
Valley Metro and Tempe in Motion (TIM) routes that service Tempe campus include ORBIT and Valley Metro routes. Route information can be obtained by contacting 602/253–5000, at Valley Metro and/or TIM customer service at 480/350–2775, or Web site at valleymetro.org.
Bike racks are provided on all Valley Metro and TIM, FLASH, the West shuttle, and the Polytechnic shuttle vehicles. Each bike rack holds two bicycles and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bike racks are also located at each Valley Metro light rail park-and-ride location and in each light rail vehicle. A passenger with a bike may place the bike in the bike rack on the train or stand and hold the bike as long as he/she does not block aisles or doorways.
For additional information, see PTS 501, “Commuter Options Program.”
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