People Mover (Anchorage)

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People Mover
People Mover logo.jpg
Founded July 1, 1974
Headquarters 3600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99507 (operations),
700 West Sixth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 (customer service)
Locale Anchorage, Alaska
Service area Anchorage
Service type bus service
Routes 14
Hubs Dimond Center, Downtown, Eagle River, Muldoon, Providence Hospital
Fleet 52
Fuel type Diesel
Operator Municipality of Anchorage
Website www.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 and to nearby suburbs, such as Eagle River and Birchwood.

Service[edit]

The People Mover bus system includes regular all-day service routes on many of the city's major streets as well as one route with limited service that goes from Anchorage to Eagle River and Birchwood during the weekday commute hours. 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. On Saturdays, most of the all-day routes begin service at 8 or 9 am, and end at 7 or 8 pm. On Sundays, the service in much more limited, with most routes starting at 10 or 11 am and ending at 5 or 6 pm.

There is one park and ride lot within the People Mover system, which serves the Route 102 commuter line.

Routes[edit]

No. Name Termini & Major Streets Schedule
1 Crosstown Muldoon & DeBarr to Dimond Center via Baxter Road, Tudor Road, Providence Drive, Lake Otis Pkwy, Abbott Road 610AM-940PM every 60 minutes on weekdays
825AM-737PM every 60 minutes on Saturdays
947AM-630PM every 60 minutes on Sundays
2 Lake Otis Downtown to Dimond Center via A/C Streets, 36th Avenue, Lake Otis Pkwy, O'Malley Road, Old Seward Hwy 545AM-945PM every 60 minutes on weekdays
850AM-606PM every 60 minutes on Saturdays
953AM-605PM every 60 minutes on Sundays
3 Northern Lights 3N: Downtown to Muldoon & DeBarr via I/L Streets, Northern Lights Blvd, Boniface Pkwy, DeBarr Road
3L: Downtown to Centennial Village via I/L Streets, Northern Lights Blvd, Patterson Road, DeBarr Road, Muldoon Road, Peck Ave
557AM-650PM every 30 minutes, and 650PM-1040PM every 60 minutes on weekdays
810AM-810PM every 60 minutes on Saturdays
1003AM-610PM every 60 minutes on Sundays
7 Spenard 7: Downtown to Dimond Center via I/L Streets, Spenard Road, Jewel Lake Road, Raspberry Road, 88th Ave, Dimond Blvd
7A: Downtown to Dimond Center via I/L Streets, Spenard Road, Airport Road, Jewel Lake Road, Strawberry Road, Northwood Street, 88th Ave, Dimond Blvd
615AM-645PM every 30 minutes, and 645PM-1040PM every 60 minutes on weekdays
740AM-835PM every 60 minutes on Saturdays
941AM-605PM every 60 minutes on Sundays
8 Northway Downtown to Muldoon & Debarr via 5th/6th Avenues, 3rd Ave, Pentland Pkwy, E. 4th Ave, Turpin Street, Boundary Ave, Oklahoma Street, E. 6th Ave, Muldoon Road 617AM-935PM every 60 minutes on weekdays
721-546PM every 60 minutes on Saturdays
1040AM-540PM every 60 minutes on Sundays
9 Arctic Downtown to Dimond Center via E Street, Arctic Blvd, Dimond Blvd 643AM-551PM every 30 minutes, and 551PM-1000PM every 60 minutes on weekdays
834AM-805PM every 60 minutes on Saturdays
1031AM-602PM every 60 minutes on Sundays
13 University/Hospitals Downtown to DeBarr & Muldoon via 5th/6th Avenues, Cordova Street, 13th Ave, Hyder Street, 9th Ave, Medfra Street, 15th Ave, Airport Heights Drive, E. 20th Ave, Lake Otis Pkwy, Providence Drive, Elmore Road, 43rd Ave, Checkmate Drive, Boniface Pkwy, Northern Lights Blvd, Muldoon Road 545AM-1017PM every 60 minutes on weekdays
823AM-725PM every 60 minutes on Saturdays
1012AM-612PM every 60 minutes on Sundays
14 Government Hill Downtown to Hollywood & Loop via A/C Streets, Loop Road, E. Bluff Road, and Hollywood Drive 645AM-945PM every 60 minutes on weekdays
845AM-745PM every 60 minutes on Saturdays
940AM-540PM every 60 minutes on Sundays
15 15th Ave/DeBarr Downtown to DeBarr & Muldoon via 6th/9th Avenues, Cordova Street, 15th Ave, Pentland Pkwy, Bragaw Street, DeBarr Road 640AM-540PM every 30 minutes, and 540PM-1010PM every 60 minutes on weekdays
832AM-800PM every 60 minutes on Saturdays
1000AM-528PM every 60 minutes on Sundays
36 West Anchorage/Medical Center Downtown to Alaska Pacific University via I/L Streets, Minnesota Drive, Northern Lights Blvd, Aero Ave, Milky Way Drive, Wisconsin Street, Spenard Road, Northwood Street, W. 48th Ave, 36th Ave, Providence Drive 600AM-1040PM every 60 minutes on weekdays
949AM-704PM every 60 minutes on Saturdays
1045AM-502PM every 60 minutes on Sundays
45 Mountain View Downtown to Native Medical Center via 3rd/4th Ave, Commercial Drive, Bragaw Street, Parsons Ave, McCarrey Street, E. 4th Ave, Pentland Pkwy, Northway Drive, Northern Lights Blvd, University Drive, Providence Drive, Elmore Road 550AM-630PM every 15–30 minutes, and 630PM-1045PM every 30–60 minutes on weekdays
750AM-815PM every 30–60 minutes on Saturdays
945AM-615PM every 30–60 minutes on Sundays
60 Old Seward Downtown to Huffman Business Park via E Street, Arctic Blvd, Fireweed Lane, Denali Street, Old Seward Hwy, Klatt Road, Johns Road, Oceanview Drive, Huffman Road 612AM-915PM every 60 minutes on weekdays
810AM-810PM every 60 minutes on Saturdays
1005AM-505PM every 60 minutes on Sundays
75 Tudor Downtown to Tikahtnu Commons via A/C Streets, Tudor Road, Patterson Road, 36th Ave, Muldoon Road 524AM-920PM every 30–60 minutes on weekdays
808AM-838PM every 60 minutes on Saturdays
954AM-535PM every 60 minutes on Sundays
102 Eagle River/Peters Creek Commuter Native Medical Center to Voyles & Stephens via Elmore Road, Providence Drive, 36th Ave, A/C Streets, 3rd/6th Avenues (Downtown), 5th Avenue, Glenn Hwy, Business Blvd, Old Glenn Hwy, Birchwood Loop Road, Settlers Drive, East Side Drive 5 rush hour round trips per weekday

Fares[edit]

Fare category One Way Cash Fare 1-Day Pass 30-Day Pass 20-Ride Ticket Annual Pass
Adults $2.00 US $5.00 US $60.00 US $40.00 US $660.00
Youth (Age 5-18)1 US $1.00 US $2.50 US $30.00 US $20.00 US $330.00
Half Fare: Senior 60+, Disabled, Medicare Card Holders & Veterans2 US $1.00 US $2.50 US $30.00 US $20.00 US $330.00
Children (Age 4 and under)3 Free Free Free Free Free
UAA, APU, Charter College Students4 Free Free Free Free Free

1Students 12 or older may be asked to show school ID to receive student fares.
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 4 and Under are FREE and must be accompanied by an adult.
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.

Transit fleet[edit]

Active roster[edit]

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
60251-60268 2008 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Replacements for 1995 units[1]
60269-60283 2010 NFI D40LFR Cummins ISL9 Replacements for some 1998 series units[2]
60284-60291 2011 NFI D40LFR Cummins ISL9
60292-60302 2013 NFI D40LFR Cummins ISL9

Retired roster[edit]

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
6001-6002 1969 GMC S6M-4503A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Manual
6003-6006 1976 GMC T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Formerly Greater Anchorage Area Borough 751-754.
6007-6016 1976 Mercedes-Benz O309D
6017-6018 1965 GMC TDH-3501
6019 1967 GMC TDH-3501
6020-6023 1985 Iveco A55
6024-6027 1973 GMC TPY-353
6028-6029 1963 GMC TGH-3102
6030-6031 1972 Flxible Flxette
(511KE-F72-1)
Formerly Greater Anchorage Area Borough 721-722.
6032-6043 1977 Flxible 35096-6-1 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
6045-6054 1981 Flyer D901
(10240C)
6055-6059 1981 Flyer D901A
(10240)
6060 1978 Flyer D900
(10240)
Cummins VTB-903 Allison V730 Ex-Flyer Demo; bought 1981 or 1982?
6061-6063 1975 Crown Supercoach Ex-?; bought in 1982.
6070-6092 1983 Flyer D901A
(10240)
6101-6122 1984 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
60201-60218 1995 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Most units were bought by Valley Mover.
60219-60250 1998 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
63001-63005 2003 DBNA SLF229 To Metropolitan Area Commuter System in summer 2011.

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