Construction of a new transit center at Arrowhead Towne Center in north Glendale is scheduled to begin Aug. 3. The facility, which is scheduled to open in early November, will include new passenger amenities, including shaded bus shelters, free wi-fi, electrical outlets for phone chargers, bus pullouts and landscaping. The current location has no dedicated passenger amenities.

“The new Arrowhead Transit Center represents a major investment in transit service in the city of Glendale, and will make waiting for a bus much more comfortable for the hundreds of passengers who use this location on a daily basis,” said Sahuaro Councilmember and Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA) board vice-chair Gary Sherwood, who represents the area.

During construction, the current bus stop on the north side of Arrowhead Towne Center will be moved to a temporary location on the west side of AMC Theatres near Sears for approximately three months.

The facility serves as a transfer point for three Valley Metro bus routes: 67, 170 and 186. The $617,000 project is funded by the city of Glendale in partnership with Macerich, which owns and manages Arrowhead Towne Center.