Welcome to ALEX
(Ahwatukee Local Explorer)

ALEX schedule

ALEX is the Ahwatukee neighborhood circulator.

The City of Phoenix Public Transit Department has published tips for Catching ALEX, using the bike rack and Exiting ALEX. They also have some general comfort and safety tips.

Remember to signal the operator in a safe manner and in the direction that ALEX is traveling. On major roads (Ray Rd, Chandler Boulevard, the Elliot/Warner Loop) you must board and exit at a marked bus stop. Arrive 5 minutes before scheduled departure times. There is no eating on ALEX vehicles and drinks must be in approved containers (hard plastic containers, mugs with lids etc.) Shirts and shoes must be worn, and only service animals trained to assist persons with disabilites are allowed unless kept in a secure carrier.


ALEX follows a 40-mile round trip route from as far north as Piedmont and 48th Street and as far west as Desert Foothills Park. ALEX services 10 area schools. There are seats for 16 passengers and room for two wheelchairs. There is limited weekend service. You can call Valley metro Transit Information at 602-253-5000 for more information.

ALEX adds trips to schedule for the new school year.
Monday through Friday there will be one more trip in the mornings and the afternoon.
In the mornings westbound from 51st Street and Elliot Road at:
7:10 a.m., 7:25 a.m., and 7:40 a.m.
In the afternoons eastbound from Desert Foothills Parkway and Chandler Blvd.:
2:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.