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City of Phoenix and Valley Metro Seek Input on Capitol/I-10 West ExtensionCity of Phoenix and Valley Metro Seek Input on Capitol/I-10 West Extension<div class="ExternalClass4150444441F64C4D9031F5F0BCAC5CBC"><p>Valley Metro and City of Phoenix invite the public to attend an upcoming meeting to hear an update on the Capitol/I-10 West Extension. </p><p>​In addition to a presentation on current plans, attendees will be encouraged to provide their input on high capacity transit options for the future extension and how the project may be constructed in phases. The route will ultimately connect riders from the current Valley Metro Rail system to the state capitol and west Phoenix.<br></p>Public meetings will be held on the following dates: <br><br>Tuesday, January 14 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.<br>Desert West Community Center<br>6501 W. Virginia Ave., Phoenix<br><br>Wednesday, January 15 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.<br>Isaac Middle School – Cafeteria<br>3402 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix<br><br>Saturday, January 18 | 9 – 11 a.m.<br>Spanish language presentation followed by English language presentation<br>Neighborhood Ministries<br>1918 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix<br><br>The presentation and materials will be the same at each meeting and translation into English or Spanish will be available at all meetings. Learn more about the the Capitol/I-10 West Extension on the <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/capitoli-10-west">project's website</a>.<br><br><br>About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of 28 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2019, total ridership for the system was 64 million passengers. Six high capacity transit extensions are under construction that will create a 50-mile system by 2030. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. In October 2017, the Boards approved a “<a href="http://www.valleymetro.org/getting_on_board/code_of_conduct/">Respect the Ride</a>” Code of Conduct, focusing on creating a safe and positive rider experience, while also discouraging disruptive, intrusive, unsafe or inappropriate behaviors in a public setting. Get the latest news by following us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/valleymetro">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/valleymetro/">Instagram</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro">Twitter</a> or visiting <a href="http://www.valleymetro.org/">valleymetro.org</a>.<br> <br><br><p><br></p></div>1/9/2020 7:00:00 AMBrenda Yanez 602-571-5895