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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

The Phoenix Public Transit Department is asking the public to comment on proposed serves changes slated to take effect on Oct. 27.

Several Phoenix-funded routes are being considered for modifications:

1-Washington

3-Van Buren

10-Roosevelt/Lower Buckeye

15-15th Avenue

17-McDowell

29-Thomas Road

35-35th Avenue

41-Indian School

50-Camelback

60-Bethany Home

80-Northern/Shea

106-Peoria/Cactus

138-Thunderbird

Metro officials said the proposed changes include upgrading routes, eliminating service redundancies along transit corridors and providing additional routes in areas where service is not currently provided.

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Changes to transit service must first be approved by the Phoenix City Council.

People interested in providing comments on the proposed changes can review maps and speak with public transit staff at several transit centers during the outreach process.

Staff will be available at the following locations:

Desert Sky Mall Transit Center:
7611 W. Thomas Rd.
Wednesday, April 16 from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Paradise Valley Mall Transit Center:
4623 E. Paradise Village Parkway North 6
Thursday, April 17 at 8:30 a.m.

Sunnyslope Transit Center:
8927 N. Third St.
Thursday, April 17 from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Central Station:
300 N. Central Ave.
Tuesday, April 22 from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23 from 6 to 8:30 a.m. 

Comments will also be taken at an open house to be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Burton Barr Central Library's Lecture Room at 1221 N. Central Ave.

A regional public hearing will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Valley Metro Boardroom located at 101 N. First Ave., 10th Floor, in Phoenix.

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