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Valley Metro's Dial-a-Ride service is expanding to the retirement community of Sun City West, the agency announced in a Monday press release.

The community will be a part of a Dial-a-Ride service area that includes El Mirage, Surprise, Sun City and Youngtown.

"Expanding Northwest Valley Dial-a-Ride to include Sun City West provides a first-time travel option to the residents in this unique community," said Arleen Schenck, Valley Metro Mobility Services Manager. "Valley Metro is working to regionalize the Dial-a- Ride service on behalf of the customer and the communities where they travel.

In order to use the Dial-a-Ride service, passengers must be ADA certified, 65 years of age or older or have a disability. Rides cost $4 for each one way trip.

The new service begins on Jan. 2, 2013.

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