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Valley Metro Rail Connects 220,000 Riders to Final Four Weekend Events

(PHOENIX, AZ ) – Getting to Final Four Phoenix weekend events was a slam dunk for locals, visitors and fans. Valley Metro Rail served over 220,000 riders between March 31 and April 2, a 68% increase compared with an average weekend.   In addition to Final Four Fan Fest and March Madness Music Festival, riders chose Valley Metro Rail to connect to the Arizona Diamondbacks home opener, Phoenix Suns game, Phoenix Pride Festival and Tempe Festival of the Arts.

ACI’s Final Four starting lineup included more than 75 rail operators and supervisors to efficiently transport riders to these downtown events.

On April 2, Valley Metro Rail served an estimated 131% more riders compared to an average Sunday.

Date Estimated Ridership Average Daily Ridership
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 70,000 51,853
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 74,000 45,986
Friday, Mar 31, 2017 76,000 32,774
Total 220,000 130,613

About ACI

ACI is a provider of bus and rail transportation operations and maintenance services to public and private mass transit systems across the United States. Backed by unparalleled industry experience, multi-modal experience, ACI has worked with public and private entities to plan, finance, manage and provide transportation operations and maintenance services. ACI has established a reputation as an industry leader by delivering safe, reliable and timely transportation services combined with unparalleled finance, management, and public/private joint development expertise. ACI holds transportation services management contracts in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland and Puerto Rico. ACI also operates the Paul Revere Transportation Company, the 16th largest bus company in the United States.

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