City of Goodyear, Arizona
For Immediate Release: Dec. 9, 2010
Goodyear Park and Ride Grand Opening
GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (Dec. 9, 2010) Join us for the Grand Opening of Goodyear's new Park and Ride at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 13183 West Cornerstone Blvd., Goodyear.
The Goodyear Park and Ride connects Southwest Valley commuters with downtown Phoenix via Valley Metro Express Bus Route 562. This express route was first introduced in July 2008, and since then commuters have been using a temporary parking lot near West Valley Hospital. The temporary lot will be closed after the last bus returns from Phoenix on Dec. 14. Goodyear extends its special thanks to West Valley Hospital.
The 12-acre Park and Ride features more than 400 covered parking spaces, bike lockers, a "Kiss-and-Ride" drop-off station, restrooms and plenty of shade. Parking is free for commuters who ride the bus, bike or carpool. Park and Ride is conveniently located just north of Interstate 10, west of Dysart Road (behind Mimi's Restaurant and Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites) and south of McDowell Road.
Five stainless steel columns designed by sculptor Jim Gallucci, of Jim Gallucci Sculptor Ltd., are the public art highlight of the Park and Ride. The Egyptian-style columns feature stylized stainless steel cotton leaves which are dramatically lit each evening just after sunset.
Goodyear Park and Ride was designed by Jacobs Engineering in Phoenix and built by Tempe-based Nesbitt Contracting Co. The $3.7 million cost is paid for through a combination of the federal, state, regional and local funds, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Stop by and join us for the Goodyear Park and Ride Grand Opening, check out the new facility and pick up a free "How to Ride" brochure. For express bus schedules and routes, fare information, and more, visit Valley Metro's website at www.valleymetro.org or call Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000.
Goodyear Park and Ride is located at 13183 W. Cornerstone Blvd., in Goodyear, Ariz.
Directions: From Interstate 10, go north on Dysart Road. Make an immediate left turn and go west on Cornerstone Boulevard (just south of McDowell Road).