The light rail transportation system in Phoenix is one of the newest ways to get around the Phoenix metropolitan area. According to Wikipedia, this light rail system is the 12th busiest transportation system of its kind in the United States. It is used by residents, business commuters, as well as visitors who are new to the valley. Weaving through the central corridor of three major cities in the area, it’s a great way to enjoy the sites of the valley without ever leaving your seat.
The daily schedules connect central Phoenix with the Sky Harbor International Airport, Tempe, Mesa, and many points in between. Multiple stations along the route offer hop-on, hop-off accessibility, and stops are scheduled every 12 to 20 minutes. Trains operate daily from early morning to about midnight. Season passes are available, as well as single- or multiple-day tickets, and can be purchased at any light rail station. If needed, park-and-rides are located at some light rail stations. For added accessibility in getting around, downtown Phoenix offers a free shuttle service on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
A map of the light rail, daily schedules, station locations and fare prices can be found online at http://phoenix.gov/transportation/.