Gila River Indian Community Transit Needs Study



The Gila River Indian Community Transit Needs Study is a joint effort between the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC), the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), and the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). The study will assess the need for enhanced and/ or expanded transit service throughout GRIC, as well as identify potential connections to destinations and amenities outside the Community.

Public Involvement Opportunities

The project team will facilitate two stakeholder and public outreach events through the duration of the project. The meetings will provide information and an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to provide comments on the study.

The project team will also be conducting an onboard bus survey and a broader community survey. The surveys will help us understand how transit is currently being used, how the existing system could be improved, and desired destinations in and outside of the region that are not currently being served by the transit system.

In addition to these opportunities, MAG will host an online interactive comment map tool which will be used to collect additional comments and feedback.


The project kick-off meeting occurred in December of 2019, a draft report is slated for August 2020, and the project will conclude with a final report to be produced in September 2020. Please see the graphic below for the complete project timeline.



Transportation Planner III
Jennifer Valentine
Transportation Planner I
Cara Nassar

About MAG

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

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