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People Mover


Our mission is to connect our community with safe, reliable transportation options; emphasizing customer service while providing economic, social and environmental benefits.

Sanctioned by local voters in 1973, Anchorage's Public Transportation People Mover bus system began operation on July 1, 1974, carrying 39,505 passengers in the first month of service. In 2008, it set a new annual record  of 4,220,677 trips, with an average weekday ridership of 14,297. 

People Mover maintains a fleet of 52 modern, comfortable, fully accessible, ADA compliant buses that travel over two million miles a year. Friendly, courteous and professional bus operators serve the greater Anchorage and Eagle River areas with 14 regular transit routes.

The department offers a number of transportation programs to improve mobility and access to our community including:

  • AnchorRIDES, a complementary shared ride service for seniors age 60 and over, people whose disabilities prevent them from using the fixed route (People Mover) and other coordinated transportation; 
  • RideShare, which coordinates commuter vanpools and offers free carpool matching services, and
  • Free Travel Training to groups and individuals on how to ride the bus.


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