New Public Transit Comes to Mesa

October 24, 2022 at 10:02 am

The Fiesta Buzz is a free neighborhood circulator provided by the City of Mesa, 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.

Service will be available Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to midnight and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

"The City of Mesa is pleased to bring Valley Metro's neighborhood circulator to the Fiesta BUZZ to West Mesa", said District 3 Councilmember Francisco Heredia. "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."

This vehicle will operate in neighborhoods and smaller streets and on arterial roadways. This 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 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 residents of Mesa," said Jessica Mefford-Miller, Valley Metro CEO. "The Fiesta BUZZ is also appealing to riders who are making regional connections to light rail and other bus routes. Congratulations to Mesa and our frontline teams for making this new service a reality!"

The route connects Mesa Riverview, the Asian District, and the Fiesta District. It stops at central locations like MCC, Banner Desert Hospital, Mekong Plaza, and Sloan Park.