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Phoenix Travel Guide

Getting Around Phoenix

Phoenix is spread out, and distances between places of interest to visitors tend to be significant; therefore, outside of the downtown area, a rental car is a must. However, the construction of the METRO light rail, expected to be completed in 2008, may help shorten these gaps a bit. In the meantime, keep in mind that local drivers often speed and tailgate. At present, the city''s public transport system is geared more towards commuters rather than tourists, although the free central city shuttle bus service, called DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle), is useful for accessing attractions like the state capitol and major shopping malls. The buses run on weekdays between 6.30am and 5.30pm. The city''s bus service is called Valley Metro, and schedules are available from the Central Station and Frys supermarkets. Taxis are freely available from local companies but tend to be expensive and are not recommended for getting around, unless for a short trip within a limited area.

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