Tempe Orbit Shuttle

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. 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.

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  • Mercury travels between downtown Tempe and the Escalante Center via 8th St./Hayden Ln./Lemon St. Eastbound travels toward the Escalante Center. Westbound travels toward downtown Tempe.
  • Venus circulates between downtown Tempe and Broadway Rd./Beck Ave. via Fifth St./Roosevelt St./Farmer Ave. “Forward” travels in the clockwise direction. “Back” travels in the counterclockwise direction.
  • Earth connects downtown Tempe with Tempe Marketplace through north tempe neighborhoods including the north Tempe Multi-Gen Center area. “Forward” travels in the clockwise direction. “Back” travels in the counterclockwise direction.
  • Mars serves neighborhoods between Broadway Road and the US 60 from McClintock Drive to the east city border. Eastbound travels toward Ehrhardt Park. Westbound travels toward the Tempe Public Library. A public meeting specifically on the Mars route will occur March 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the at the Pyle Center. The meeting was originally scheduled at the library, but due to flooding in the program room, the meeting location has changed.
  • Jupiter circulates between downtown Tempe and The Tempe Public Library via College Avenue and Dorsey Lane. “Forward” travels in the clockwise direction. “Back” travels in the counterclockwise direction.

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