"Phoenix is expected to double in population over the next 30 years, and managing that growth responsibly required the City – and the voters – to make some important and far-reaching decisions. Now that we are making these critical investments in light rail, bus service, bike lanes and better roads, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Businesses looking to relocate or expand in Phoenix now know that our city is thinking ahead."
—Mayor Greg Stanton

"The residents of Phoenix voted for comprehensive long-range transportation planning when they approved this plan last summer. The plan addresses the city's transportation needs, from streets to buses and light rail and will position us for economic growth and prosperity for decades to come."
—Councilwoman Thelda Williams, Chair, Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee

Plan Overview

On Aug. 25, 2015, Phoenix voters approved  Transportation 2050 and made a strong statement about the importance of expanding investment in Phoenix for bus service, light rail construction and street improvements.

The previous transit plan, known as T2000, was a voter-approved tax that primarily funded transit service in Phoenix. Now broader and more comprehensive, the Transportation 2050 plan places additional emphasis on street needs including; street maintenance, new pavement, bike lanes, sidewalks and ADA accessibility which will all compliment the increase in transit services.

The Transportation 2050 plan was developed by a citizen-led committee of transportation experts and community advocates and addresses a wide array of concerns expressed by residents who drive, bike, walk and ride transit service. The 35-year citywide street and transit improvement plan, which became effective Jan. 1, 2016, will triple the number of light rail miles in Phoenix by adding 42 miles of across the city, provide late night bus and Dial-a-Ride service citywide, and will directly and indirectly benefit every street in Phoenix.

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