The city of Maricopa spans approximately 43 square miles with a population of nearly 50,000 people. Transportation options in the city and surrounding areas include planes, trains and automobiles.
COMET City Shuttle
City of Maricopa Express Transit (COMET) is a van and shuttle service offering fixed stops throughout the city. All COMET vehicles are ADA compliant.
Cost: 50₵ per ride
Central Arizona College – Maricopa Campus
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino/UltraStar Multi-tainment Center
Legacy Traditional School
Pinal County Public Health Clinic/Library
Sun Life Center for Women
Sun Life Family Health Center
COMET City Van Service
COMET also offers a reservation service providing transportation anywhere within city limits. Reservations must be made – and canceled – with at least 24 hours’ notice.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Cost: $1 per one-way trip
COMET Hospital Van Service
COMET provides a reservation-based service to hospitals in Chandler and Casa Grande. Reservations and cancelations must be made 24 hours in advance.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays to Chandler Regional Medical Center and destinations within 5 miles of it; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays to Banner Casa Grande Medical Center and destinations within 5 miles of it
Cost: $3 round trip
Valley Metro Vanpool
A carpool service offered by Valley Metro operates within the city of Maricopa to those who commute at least 30 miles from work with a 45-minute or longer drive. Vanpool riders are responsible for organizing their carpool with Valley Metro and determining where to park and meet. Vanpool users must seek permission from businesses when using private parking lots to park-and-ride.
For those with long-distance travel needs, Maricopa has an Amtrak train station located at 19427 N. John Wayne Parkway. The station has an enclosed waiting area and parking lot south of the Zephyr train car. Amtrak operates a Thruway bus connecting the Maricopa station to stops in Phoenix and Tempe.
Ak-Chin Regional Airport
Although there is no commercial airfield in Maricopa, Ak-Chin Regional Airport accommodates personal and business transportation, flight training and recreational aircraft operations.
32514 W. Bud Road