Valley Metro Awards Operations Contract to ACI


Valley Metro light rail. Photo: courtesy of Valley Metro.

Valley Metro, the public transit operator for the Phoenix area, has announced that its Rail Board of Directors has approved a contract with Alternate Concepts, Inc. (ACI) to provide rail transportation services for the 26-mile light rail system in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.


Under the five-year contract, ACI will continue to manage, coordinate and control all activities related to the operations of the service. ACI began service operations for Valley Metro Rail prior to the opening in December 2008.


“ACI takes great pride and ownership in delivering robust rail operations, which sets them apart as a service provider,” stated Ray Abraham, Valley Metro chief operations officer. “After nine years of providing rail service for Valley Metro, the men and women of ACI continue to have a strong commitment to quality operations.”


The Board authorized the CEO to execute the 5-year contract with one 3-year option and one 2-year option beginning July 1, 2017, in the amount not to exceed $56,140,384.