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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.”

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Peoria to launch free weekend circulator bus service to popular attractions