This from Helen Marshall:
A suggestion was made on the post regarding the limited service to the baseball games to take a “regular bus” to the game. To be frank, I had not realized how bad it was until I looked at the Sun Metro site. You cannot go to a ball game and return home from downtown on a “regular” bus, unless you are willing to just spend an hour or so on weekday and Saturday nights (exception, the Mesa express leaves at 9:15, so you can catch quite a bit of the game but probably not all). It’s easier to see a game on Sunday, and get a bus home, but you won’t be riding the $27 million Brio on Mesa, as there is no Sunday service.
The last run from the Downtown Transfer Center (DTC):
Route #3 is at 8:15, Sunday 6:15.
#10 last run at 7:50, Sunday at 5:10
#11, last run at 6:25, 6:00 on weekends
#14 last run at 8:15, 6:11 on Sunday
#15, the Mesa express, last run at 9:15, Saturday 8:15, Sunday 6:40
#18 The westside express, direct to the Westside Transfer Center, last run at 8:09, Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 7:05
#21 No weekend service
#23 Last run at 7:00
#34 Last run at 7:10
#50 To the Eastside Transfer Center, 9:15, Saturday 8:15, Sunday 7:15.
None of these routes from Downtown would allow you to attend any event downtown that would last past, say, 9 pm, and on weekends not even that late. The Brio that runs up Mesa stops at 6 p.m. Forget downtown dinner on Saturday! Unless of course you want to take a taxi home…from the convenient taxi rank downtown, which is located….oops…