Free Public Bus Service Every 15 Minutes, Scottsdale & Tempe Interconnect.
 
 

You can cruise Tempe and Scottsdale from a short distance from most of our homes for free, even--without a car!

You do not have to research how to find much of what you wanted to see, you can ask the bus driver and you do not have to worry about "where are you going to park,the car."

The night life group do not have to worry about DWI concerns.
Both cities offer free trolleys through many neighborhoods that include about 7 blocks from our Scottsdale home and within one block of Laguna, Hazelton and Huntington homes. A few blocks from Palmcroft, and out other homes you can drive a short distance to a route, park and ride.
Both services take you to many tourist interests, entertainment and popular shopping areas. (Including baseball, old town Scottsdale, ASU, Tempe night life etc. ) Just added,as a new project, their paths will cross (where you can transfer for free) at the corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Roosevelt (known on the Tempe south side of Roosevelt as "Rural and Continental").
If you are living in one of the Tempe homes you can now travel with service every 15 minutes to Scottsdale with their trolley for connections to Old town and the "shopping" and entertainment part of Scottsdale you want to see.
Or from the Scottsdale home area you can travel all over the Tempe route including all of ASU for free.

Scottsdale's newly expanded "Trolley" service has been in operation on a more limited basis for some time.

Tempe only recently inaugurated the new free transportation service, instead of trolleys they have started a blue bus line called Orbit Earth that comes by every 15 minutes and (surprise) charges no fee and runs fairly late at night for the downtown Tempe night life crowd... (free taxpayer supported service)

This additional free service does not affect or interfere in either city in any way with the long established bus service (pay) that connects all major towns thruout the valley, and operates on the major streets.

The one block away from Laguna, Hazelton and Huntington homes is several (2 or 3) blocks closer then regular "pay" bus service, which also comes by much less often,

The Orbit bus will take you for free to regular service bus stops.

Both cities offer free city tours and travel through neighborhoods that include 5 blocks from our Scottsdale home and within one block of Laguna, Hazelton and Huntington homes.

A few blocks from Palmcroft, and both services take you to many tourist interests, entertainment and popular shopping areas. (baseball, old town Scottsdale, ASU etc.)

Just added,as a new project, their paths will cross (where you can transfer for free)at the corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Roosevelt (known on the Tempe south side of Roosevelt as "Rural and Continental"). If you are living in one of the Tempe homes you can now travel with service every 15 minutes to Scottsdale and connect for connections to Old town and the "shopping" and entertainment part of Scottsdale you want to see. Or from the Scottsdale home area you can travel all over the Tempe route including all of ASU for free.

Scottsdale's newly expanded "Trolley" service has been in operation on a more limited basis for some time.

Tempe only recently inagurated the new free transportation service, instead of trolleys they have started a blue bus line called Orbit Earth that comes by every 15 minutes and (surprise) charges no fee and runs fairly late at night for the downtown Tempe night life crowd... (free taxpayer supported service)

Scottsdale    info 480-312-7696.    Tempe Orbit web site http://www.tempe.gov/tim/bus/Orbit.htm

This additional free service does not affect or interfer in either city in any way with the long established bus service (pay) that connects all major towns thruout the valley, and operates on the major streets.

The one block away from Laguna, Hazelton and Huntington homes is several (2 or 3) blocks closer then regular "pay" bus service, which also comes by much less often.

Details on the Free Tempe Orbit Neighborhhod Bus routes


More City Details on the Free Tempe Orbit Neighborhood Bus routes Orbit (a FREE service) uses mini-buses to serve residential areas and connect them to local destinations such as shopping areas, other neighborhoods, major bus routes, schools and multi-generational centers.

All Orbit routes run from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every 15 minutes, 7 days a week. "No stop zones" are in place near most schools served by an Orbit route. 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. The Orbit will only stop at designated bus stops where an "Orbit" decal is placed on the blue bus stop signs.

This indicates which routes serve a particular stop. 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.

"About Tempe Orbit Details...
http://www.tempe.gov/tim/bus/pdfs/OrbitSysWebMap.pdf"





                                     Free Scottsdale Tour Trolley


Scottsdale Trolley consists of a fleet of nine new, 22-passenger vehicles offering FREE Scottsdale Trolley Service Every 10 minutes 7 Days a week. Connects with Tempe Free Orbit so service is also free to Tempe connecting people.

Travels Scottsdale Road, 8 Blocks from our Scottsdale Home.

Operates 11:00 am to 9:00 pm 7 Days
No Trolley service on New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving or Christsmas.

The Scottsdale Trolley is free to ride, (drivers may not accept tips), and visits :

  • Scottsdale Fashion Square
  • Fifth Avenue Shops
  • Marshall Way Arts District
  • Main Street Arts District
  • Old Town
  • Waterfront
  • SouthBridge
  • Scottsdale Convention & Visitors' Bureau
  • Granite Reef Senior Center
  • Eldorado Public Swimming Pool
  • Osborn Post Office
  • Scottsdale Healthcare-Osborn Hospital
  • Civic Center Mall including:
      The
    • Public Library,
    • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts,
    • City Hall and Historical Society
  • Loloma Transit Station (major pay bus connections valley wide)

    This Interconnection Free Bus Service Will Also Connect Our Homes In Scottsdale and Tempe To the New Valley Light Rail System In Tempe, Starting In December, 08
 



Valley Wide Metro Bus (pay fares) Service

For information and schedules, costs etc
go here   http://www.valleymetro.org/default.asp


Valley Wide Metro Valley Wide Metro Bus (pay) Maps
go here   http://www.valleymetro.org/bus/System_Map/index.htm