What is "POGO?"
POGO stands for “Peoria on the Go” and is the City of Peoria’s first circulator bus. A circulator is a bus service that is available to residents and visitors and connects neighborhoods with:
- Local services
- Local and regional destinations
- Activity centers
- The larger metropolitan transit system
What are the basics on POGO?
Service operates Monday – Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The route runs bi-directionally (clockwise and counter-clockwise) at 30-minute intervals. POGO is a free service, no fare or fee is charged.
Where does the route go?
The circulator route will cover the area with stops along 83rd Avenue, Happy Valley Road, Lake Pleasant Pkwy, 91st Avenue, and Bell Road. Some of the destinations served include:
- P83 with entertainment, dining and retail including the Peoria Sports Complex
- Arrowhead Towne Center and Transit Center with connections to multiple bus routes
- Liberty and Sunrise Mountain High Schools and multiple charter schools
- Sunrise Mountain Library
- Four Corners at Lake Pleasant Parkway and Happy Valley Road featuring retail and restaurants
- Access to grocery shopping, drug stores, medical and other services
- Access to parks, trailhead and community amenities
- Huntington University
The route is designed to provide service to seniors, students, the general population as well as visitors to our city. They can access everyday functions such as school, work, shopping, and medical, as well as dining, recreational and other destinations.
- Approximately 18 miles each way
- Route will run bi-directionally, clockwise and counter-clockwise, at 30-minute intervals for 12 hours per day,
- from about 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Operates Weekdays, Monday through Friday
- Serving 83rd Avenue, Happy Valley Road, Lake Pleasant Parkway and 91st Avenue
- Serving about 18,000 residents, 16% of whom are over 65 and 25% of whom are under 18
- Reaching 8,000 jobs within ¼ mile of the proposed stops
- Free service (no fare/fee charged)
- Buses are wheelchair accessible and have bike racks.
POGO How to Ride
Directions of Service
POGO runs every 30 minutes with buses going bi-directionally (in both directions). One bus goes Clockwise (CW) and the other runs Counterclockwise (CCW). You can get on the route, go one direction CW, and take the reverse direction bus CCW to get you back to your original location without having to ride the entire 18-mile loop.
How to Know When to Be at the Bus Stop
The schedule included with this information does not include all bus stops on the POGO route. For non-listed stops, it is recommended to be there the same time as the one listed before it. Keep in mind that the bus typically should not run earlier than the scheduled time, but it could run later. Be at your selected bus stop and watch for the bus. Make sure the driver can see you as they approach the stop.
A layover occurs at the end of each trip to allow for a driver’s break and scheduled recovery. POGO has a layover at Arrowhead Towne Center mall, which serves as the Arrowhead Transit Center.
The POGO bus also reverses its direction of travel after the layover at Arrowhead Towne Center. Please note that if you are going to a location beyond the stop at the mall in the same direction of travel, you will need to exit the bus you arrived on and board the next POGO going in your desired direction.
POGO SCHEDULE (effective 6/10/2019)
|ARROWHEAD TOWNE CENTER||91st Ave / Bell Road||Lake Pleasant PKWY / Deer Valley Road||83rd Ave / DEER Valley Road||Arrowhead Towne Center|
|ARROWHEAD TOWNE CENTER||83RD AVE / DEER VALLEY ROAD||LAKE PLEASANT PKWY / DEER VALLEY ROAD||91ST AVE / BELL ROAD||ARROWHEAD TOWNE CENTER|
The POGO service does not operate on the following Holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day - Special Event Service (see *Notice below)
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
POGO will be running Special Event Service on July 4th for the Peoria All-American Festival at the Peoria Sports Complex (Stadium).
Service will operate along the POGO route during the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to pick up riders going to the Stadium.
Buses will run the regular POGO route and will go to the Stadium in the P83 area. The bus will not have other stops in the P83 area.
Buses will begin loading for the “return home” trips upon conclusion of the fireworks show (approximately 9:45).
Seating is limited so reservations are required to reserve your spot.
To reserve your seats or for more information, email POGO@peoriaaz.gov and include your name, phone number and the number of seats you need.
You will receive an email to confirm your reservation to and from the Stadium.
Where do I go for more information or report a problem with bus service or a bus shelter?
Download the TSO POGO mobile app for real time bus information:
Any questions can be directed to:
Peoria Transit (623) 773-7435
Peoria Transit Hotline: (623) 773-8642