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Valley Metro: Delays Possible For President Trump's Rally Tuesday

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Valley Metro Buses awaiting passengers outside Central Station.

Phoenix commuters should prepare for President Donald Trump's visit to the city Tuesday. 

Valley Metro says neither the light rail nor bus schedule will be re-routed or stopped for the president's planned rally in Phoenix at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

However, officials did say those using the services should prepare for potential delays and prepare for longer-than-usual travel times on public transportation.

Valley Metro Spokeswoman Corinne Holliday said they have beefed up staffing and will have extra light rail trains for the event.

"Valley Metro is prepared with additional staff and resources to ensure rider safety and minimize any service disruptions," Holliday said. "That includes additional staff, additional operators, additional trains, additional security. So when we say resources that involves all of those various aspects, technicians."

The Arizona State University downtown shuttle is also planning on delays, but will not re-route and will operate at the usual stops.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to clarify statements from Valley Metro officials regarding potential delays.

Casey Kuhn reports from KJZZ’s West Valley Bureau. She comes to Phoenix from the Midwest, where she graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.Kuhn got her start in radio reporting in college at the community public radio station, WFHB. She volunteered there as a reporter and worked her way up to host the half-hour, daily news show. After graduating, she became a multimedia reporter at Bloomington's NPR/PBS station WFIU/WTIU, where she reported for and produced a weekly statewide news television show.Since moving to the Southwest, she’s discovered a passion for reporting on rural issues, agriculture and the diverse people who make up her community.Kuhn was born and raised in Cincinnati, where her parents instilled in her a love of baseball, dogs and good German beer. You’ll most likely find her around the Valley with a glass of prosecco in one hand and a graphic novel in the other.She finds the most compelling stories come from KJZZ’s listeners.