Peoria to launch free weekend circulator bus service to popular attractions

Oct 6, 2021, 4:25 AM
(Facebook photo/Visit Peoria AZ)...
(Facebook photo/Visit Peoria AZ)
(Facebook photo/Visit Peoria AZ)

PHOENIX — Peoria later this month will launch a free weekend circulator bus service that will take people to various attractions in the city.

The service, named POGO Destinations, begins Oct. 29 and will have three routes on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., according to a press release.

“We are one Peoria and POGO Destinations is here to connect residents to points of pride, events and destinations within our entire city – north to south,” Mayor Cathy Carlat said in the release.

“The circulator will provide the opportunity for residents to conveniently access theaters, shopping, and spring training games. Residents who live in the north can easily share in points of interest in the south, such as Second Saturdays in Old Town and unique dining at Park West; residents who live in the south can effortlessly access areas north, such as the mountainous hiking trails.”

Major locations on the bus routes include:

      • Four Corners area (Lake Pleasant Parkway and Happy Valley Road)
      • Sunrise Mountain Library
      • Arizona Broadway Theatre
      • P83 Entertainment District
      • Old Town Peoria
      • Rio Vista Community Park
      • Park West
      • Pioneer Community Park
      • Trails

A route map and a list of bus stops can be viewed online.

Riders will be able to track the location and progress of the circulator bus by downloading a free app available on Apple and Android devices, according to the release.

Jay Davies, Peoria interim public works director, in the release said onboard videos will highlight points of interest along each route.

“With so many exciting things to do and see in Peoria, the launch of POGO Destinations brings it all together,” he said.

“Whether transportation has been a limiting factor, or adds a layer of convenience and safety, the POGO Destinations service will be a game changer.”

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Scottsdazzle photo)...

Lineup for Scottsdazzle holiday extravaganza released, set to kick off next month

Scottsdale has released the lineup for its monthlong celebration of the holiday season which is set to get underway in late November.
23 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)...
Danny Shapiro

Services to be held Tuesday for MCSO deputy killed in line of duty

Memorial services will be held Tuesday for a Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty earlier this month.
23 hours ago
Rockwell Commander 112, File Image (Wikimedia Commons Photo/FlugKerl2)...
Associated Press

Wreckage of small plane located in southern Arizona; no apparent survivors

The wreckage of a small plane has been located in Pima County and there appears to be no survivors, authorities said Monday.
23 hours ago
Sarah Liguori was appointed to the vacant Arizona House seat for District 28 on Oct. 18, 2021. (sar...
Kevin Stone

Sarah Liguori appointed to fill Arizona House seat for District 28

Sarah Liguori was selected Monday to fill the Arizona House seat for District 28 vacated by Democrat Aaron Lieberman, who resigned last month to focus on his campaign for governor.
23 hours ago
(Twitter Photo/@ArizonaDOT)...

US 60 closed in West Valley because of cement truck fire

U.S. 60 in the West Valley was closed temporarily Monday during the noon hour because of a cement truck fire, authorities said.
23 hours ago
Mary Ann Friesen (Photo via Arizona Department of Public Safety)...

Silver Alert canceled after missing Chandler woman found safe

Authorities canceled a Silver Alert on Monday after a missing Chandler woman was found safe.
23 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Why fall maintenance is important for your heating system and A/C

It’s easy to ignore your heater and air conditioner when they’re working but the moment something breaks, you will likely regret not keeping up with maintenance. After all, if something goes wrong, you may be stuck with a repair that will take longer and be more expensive than simple maintenance.
Sweet James

Best fall road trips to take on a motorcycle

Autumn in Arizona brings the beauty of color-changing leaves and a relief from summer heat. It’s one of the most pleasant times to explore the outdoors, especially on a motorcycle.
PNC Bank

How one organization supports early childhood literacy for the most vulnerable

Nearly two out of every three children in low-income communities don’t own a single children’s book, a fact that ultimately could have profound impacts even before entering kindergarten, according to Arizona nonprofit Southwest Human Development.
Peoria to launch free weekend circulator bus service to popular attractions