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People Mover Anchorage
People Mover
People Mover logo.jpg
FoundedJuly 1, 1974
Headquarters3600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99507 (operations),
700 West Sixth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 (customer service)
LocaleAnchorage, Alaska
Service areaAnchorage
Service typebus service
Routes13
HubsDimond Center, Downtown, Eagle River, Muldoon, Providence Hospital
Fleet52
Fuel typeDiesel, Electric
OperatorMunicipality of Anchorage
Websitewww.peoplemover.org

The People Mover is the public transportation agency that serves metropolitan Anchorage, Alaska. It is owned and operated by the Municipality of Anchorage, with service primarily within city limits as well as Eagle River.

Service

The People Mover bus system includes regular all-day service routes on many of the city's major streets as well as two routes with rush hour-only service (the #91 which serves Old Seward Highway south of the Dimond Center Mall and the #92 which runs nonstop from Downtown to Eagle River). Many routes terminate at the Downtown Transit Center, located at the southeast corner of 6th Avenue and H Street in Downtown Anchorage.

People Mover service for most routes within Anchorage begins at 6 or 7 am and ends at 9 or 10 pm, with some of the major routes running until 11 pm on weekdays (and the Route 40 to the airport and Spenard running until almost 2am on weekdays). On Saturdays, most of the all-day routes begin service at 8 am, and end at 7pm. On Sundays, routes end approximately 1 hour earlier.

In 2016, the City of Anchorage undertook a study to redesign the service with the aim of providing more frequent service without increasing its public transit budget. This resulted in a proposed plan by late November 2016 for more streamlined routes, with less off-tracking than previously, combined with 15-minute frequencies in the densest parts of the city; service to outlying communities would be curtailed. It was expected that a new schedule could be introduced as early as August 2017, but it actually ended up being implemented October 23rd, 2017.[1] The previous system was designed in 2002, and most routes came once per hour.

Fares

1Students in Anchorage middle and high schools ride free during the academic year with their school ID and all riders under 18 or in school ride for free on Thursdays during the summer.
2Seniors, age 60 and over, must show proof of age, People Mover Half Fare Pass or Medicare Card to qualify. Disabled persons must show People Mover Reduced fare Pass or Medicare Card to qualify. Veterans must obtain Half Fare ID Card.
3Children Under 5 are FREE and must be accompanied by an adult; 3-kid limit.
4UAA students, faculty, and staff must show their current semester WOLFCard to qualify. APU and Charter College students, faculty and staff must show their current semester university ID card.

New Routes

No. Name Termini & Major Streets Schedule Former Route
10 Northern Lights Downtown to Muldoon Transfer Center via Northern Lights Blvd Every 15 minutes weekdays, 30 minutes weekends 3
11 Government Hill/Fairview Bluff & Birch to Chugach Manor via Downtown (Loop) Every 60 minutes weekdays and weekends 13 (Fairview portion), 14 (Government Hill portion)
20 Mountain View Downtown to Alaska Native Medical Center via Bragaw Street Every 15 minutes weekdays, 30 minutes weekends 45
21 Mountain View/Northway Downtown to Lane & Parsons via Northway Mall Every 25-35 minutes weekdays and weekends 8 (Mountain View Drive), 45 (Mountain View loop)
25 Tudor Downtown to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hospital via A/C Street, East Tudor Road, and Muldoon Road Every 30 minutes weekdays and weekends. Every 15 minutes from approximately 12:30pm to 6:30pm weekdays. 75
30 Debarr Downtown to Muldoon Transfer Center via 15th Avenue/Debarr Road Every 15 minutes weekdays, 30 minutes weekends 15
31 Northeast Downtown to Centennial Village via Northway Mall & Staedem Hill Every 30 minutes weekdays and weekends 8
35 Arctic Downtown to Dimond Center via Arctic Blvd Every 30 minutes weekdays and weekends 9
40 Spenard/Airport Downtown to Ted Stevens International Airport via Spenard Road Every 15 minutes weekdays, 30 minutes weekends 7 (northern portion)
55 Lake Otis Providence Hospital to Dimond Center via Lake Otis Parkway Every 60 minutes weekdays and weekends 1 (south of Providence Hospital), 2 (north of Providence Hospital)
65 Jewel Lake Spenard Road & Wisconsin Street to Dimond Center via Jewel Lake Road Every 60 minutes weekdays and weekends 7 (southern portion)
91 Huffman Dimond Center to Oceanview Drive via Old Seward Highway, and Huffman Business Park 2 trips in the AM rush and 2 trips in the PM rush, spaced 1 hour apart. 60 (south of Dimond Center)
92 Eagle River Downtown to Eagle River via Glenn Highway 3 westbound double trips and 1 eastbound trip in the AM, 2 eastbound double trips, 2 eastbound double trips, and 1 westbound single trip in the PM 102

Former Routes

Prior to 2017, the route system was numbered as follows:

  1. 1: Muldoon Transfer Center-Dimond Transit Center.
  2. 2: Downtown-Dimond Center via Avenue A/C, 36th Avenue, and Lake Otis Parkway.
  3. 3: Centennial Village-Downtown via Northern Lights Blvd.
  4. 8: Downtown-Muldoon via Northeast Anchorage.
  5. 9: Downtown-Dimond Center via Artic Blvd.
  6. 13: Downtown-Muldoon Transfer Center via Chugach Manor and UAA.
  7. 15: Downtown-Muldoon via Debar Road.
  8. 45: Downtown-ANMC via Mountain View
  9. 75: Downtown-Alaska Heritage Center via A/C Street, Tudor Road, Muldoon Road.
  10. 102: ANMC-Chugach (rush hours)

Transit fleet

Active roster

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
60251-60268 2008 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Replacements for 1995 units[2]
60269-60283 2010 NFI D40LFR Cummins ISL9 Replacements for some 1998 series units[3]
60284-60291 2011 NFI D40LFR Cummins ISL9
60292-60302 2013 NFI D40LFR Cummins ISL9
60303 2018 Proterra Catalyst E2 Dual independent 190 kW electric motors[4] Proterra 2-speed auto-shift EV gearbox[5] On a three-month trial, sponsored by Anchorage SWS [6]

References

  1. ^ Devin Kelly, "Anchorage's People Mover bus system considers major changes to the way routes are designed," Anchorage Daily News, November 26, 2016. Accessed December 2, 2016.
  2. ^ New People Mover Buses Hitting Anchorage Streets, muni.org, retrieved 08-11-2010
  3. ^ New Public Transportation Vehicles Hitting Anchorage Streets, muni.org, retrieved 08-11-2010
  4. ^ https://www.proterra.com/products/40-foot-catalyst/
  5. ^ https://www.proterra.com/products/40-foot-catalyst/
  6. ^ "Electric Bus". www.muni.org. Retrieved .

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