How to Get Around – A Chandler Guide to Transportation
Traversing through any city can be a daunting and stressful task. When not using a personal means of transportation, there are many other convenient options to get around Chandler. Whether you choose to travel by bus, taxi or Uber, Chandler offers many ways to travel on the go. As an added bonus, Chandler boasts nearly year round sunshine, so inclement weather is rarely an issue in your travels.
Transportation at first was an issue for Chandler, as with any growing city, especially one that has grown so rapidly since the 1950s. Chandler does offer limited bus service and ranks sixth in total ridership in Arizona. Valley Metro operates bus services 365 days a year, with an extensive list of routes traveling through the Valley. Several Chandler bus routes make connections to the light rail, which also runs into Central Phoenix. METRO light rail provides a convenient train service from Mesa Sycamore Transit Center to Tempe and Phoenix. Route maps and schedules for Bus and Light Rail can be found at: ValleyMetro.org
East Valley Dial-a-Ride is a focused taxi service available to those over the age of 65 and those who are disabled. Service hours vary. Call (480) 633-0101 for additional information.
Trendy travelers and those wanting to save a few dollars can find transportation options with the ride share app, Uber. Simply download the app to your phone and get started with your first ride. Just indicate where you need to be picked up and shortly, an Uber driver will show up to transport you wherever you need to go. If you are more comfortable using a traditional taxi company, Chandler has Acme Cab Company, Discount Cab and Eco Green Taxi, all of which are just a phone call away.
Chandler is very close to both Sky Harbor International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. In lieu of a taxi fare which can sometimes be pricey, choose SuperShuttle. The company offers van transportation to and from the airport and is very reasonably priced. For a complete guide to the City of Chandler and a listing of great events, visit www.chandler.com.