The City of Phoenix Wants Your Feedback on the Transportation 2050 Program https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/969Public Transit2/20/2020 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/969/Newsroom_PublicTransit_018.jpgThe City of Phoenix Wants Your Feedback on the Transportation 2050 Program <div class="ExternalClass7800CC8D54104D5EB8EB0BD0C9FA060B"><html> <p> The voter-approved <a href="https://www.t2050.org/" target="_blank">Transportation 2050 (T2050)</a> transit and streets program continues to move forward, and the city of Phoenix wants to hear from you. Be sure to fill out the <a href="https://www.westgroupresearch.com/Phoenix2050" target="_blank">T2050 survey</a>, where you can comment on transportation improvements including bus service, bus shelters, streets and sidewalks by February 28, 2020. <br></p> <p>If you've been able to take advantage of some of the progress, this is your chance to provide input. And don't worry if you aren't familiar with the improvements - The Phoenix Public Transit and Street Transportation departments have compiled an <a href="/streetssite/Documents/2019_T2050_Progress_Report_3_ENGLISH.pdf" target="_blank">annual progress report </a>to showcase the various achievements made so far. The highly visual report exemplifies the city's continued commitment to ensuring accountability, transparency and tracking measurable goals in the delivery of T2050 programs and projects. </p> <p> <br>The report also provides detailed financial information on everything related to street and transportation improvements in an easy-to-navigate format. <br><br>Progress highlighted in Public Transit includes increased bus service every 30 minutes on all bus routes, 15-minute frequency on most Phoenix core routes, new bus shelters, a new 50th Street light rail station and added RAPID service throughout Phoenix. <br><br>The T2050 Street Transportation Department progress includes repaving more than 400 miles of city streets, preservation treatments on 1,400 miles of city and neighborhood streets, adding more than 141 miles of new bicycle lanes and 27 miles of new sidewalks and replacing 1,450 street lights and nearly 2,900 illuminated street signs. <br><br>Feedback from our residents and riders is a critical part of the process, so make sure to fill it out this survey before February 28. <br><br>The T2050 complete report is available on the program progress webpage, <a href="https://www.t2050.org/" target="_blank">T2050.org</a>. The <a href="https://www.westgroupresearch.com/Phoenix2050" target="_blank">T2050 online survey is available here</a>.<br><br>About Transportation 2050: In Aug. 2015, Phoenix voters approved Transportation 2050 (T2050), a 35-year citywide transportation plan. T2050 is overseen by the Citizens Transportation Commission and includes improved frequency on local bus service, new light rail service and stations and major street improvement projects. Funding for T2050 comes from a 7/10ths of a cent city sales tax that started Jan. 1, 2016. Over the life of the plan, the funds are estimated to generate about $16.7 billion, or more than half of the plan's overall cost. There will be an additional $14.8 billion in federal and county funds, passenger fares and other sources. For more information, visit the <a href="https://www.t2050.org/" target="_blank">T2050 page</a> or follow <a href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus" target="_blank">Phoenix Public Transit</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/StreetsPHX" target="_blank">Phoenix Street Transportation</a> and <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/projects" target="_blank">Valley Metro</a> on Twitter. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
New App Among T2050 Light Rail Updateshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/976Public Transit2/19/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/976/newsroom_publictransit_0019.jpghttps://youtu.be/tug97isoKl0New App Among T2050 Light Rail Updates<div class="ExternalClass21FE94D0392548BAB5649A70D385CC31"><html>​Check out the latest Transportation 2050 (T2050) light rail program updates including a new app. The Transportation 2050 voter-approved program is funded by a local sales tax approved by Phoenix voters in 2015 – as well as county and federal funds. T2050 allows for enhanced bus service, transit-related technology improvements and fare media upgrades under the leadership of the Citizens Transportation Commission. <br><br>Visit <a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=_JgMvK7Z1E3rqL4tQ4dXuPJhjlt8MTU4MjIzNjk2OUAxNTgyMTUwNTY5&q=http://phoenix.gov/T2050&event=video_description&v=tug97isoKl0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-url="/redirect?redir_token=_JgMvK7Z1E3rqL4tQ4dXuPJhjlt8MTU4MjIzNjk2OUAxNTgyMTUwNTY5&q=http%3A%2F%2Fphoenix.gov%2FT2050&event=video_description&v=tug97isoKl0" data-sessionlink="itct=CEMQ6TgYACITCIzevpXS3ucCFaRDTAgdntICmkjd1KDZ4r2P9LYB" data-target-new-window="True">http://phoenix.gov/T2050</a> to learn more about T2050 and for light rail visit <a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?redir_token=_JgMvK7Z1E3rqL4tQ4dXuPJhjlt8MTU4MjIzNjk2OUAxNTgyMTUwNTY5&q=http://valleymetro.org/projects&event=video_description&v=tug97isoKl0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-url="/redirect?redir_token=_JgMvK7Z1E3rqL4tQ4dXuPJhjlt8MTU4MjIzNjk2OUAxNTgyMTUwNTY5&q=http%3A%2F%2Fvalleymetro.org%2Fprojects&event=video_description&v=tug97isoKl0" data-sessionlink="itct=CEMQ6TgYACITCIzevpXS3ucCFaRDTAgdntICmkjd1KDZ4r2P9LYB" data-target-new-window="True">http://valleymetro.org/projects</a><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitVideopublic-transitPublic Transit
Valley Metro Launches New Construction App https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/867Public Transit1/27/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/867/newsroom_publictransit_013.jpgValley Metro Launches New Construction App <div class="ExternalClass434EB54C830E45B884DCA98D81A153B3"><html> <p>Download Construct VM for South Central Extension/Downtown Hub light rail project updates</p> <p>PHOENIX— As construction begins on the five-mile South Central Extension connecting South Phoenix to the regional light rail system, Valley Metro is launching a new smartphone app. Available in English and Spanish, <a target="_blank" href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kiewit.valleymetro&hl=en_US"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Construct VM</span></a> will notify users about current and upcoming construction and can be downloaded on iOS or Android devices. </p> <p>The goal of the app is to provide Phoenix residents, business owners and workers with another channel to receive up-to-date, accurate project information.  </p> <p>In addition to information about work zones, app features include:</p> <ul> <li>Push notifications by location, to receive updates about construction work on some or all segments of the project</li> <li>Photo and video library to give a sense of construction progress</li> <li>Links to frequently asked questions, Valley Metro's social media and transit rider alerts</li> <li>Information on local businesses near the project area (coming soon)</li> <li>Contact form where users can submit questions or comments directly.</li> </ul> <p>The app was developed by Kiewit Corporation, the project's construction contractor, in partnership with Valley Metro. Kiewit has had success with prior infrastructure project apps similar to Construct VM, such as an app for Project Neon in Las Vegas that garnered more than 6,300 downloads.</p> <p>The five-mile light rail extension will travel between downtown Phoenix and Baseline Road, provide nine stops and two park-and-rides, and will feature artwork by local artists. The extension is expected to be complete by 2024. </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
City of Phoenix and Valley Metro Seek Input on Capitol/I-10 West Extensionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/765Public Transit1/9/2020 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/765/Newsroom_PublicTransit_001b.jpgCity of Phoenix and Valley Metro Seek Input on Capitol/I-10 West Extension<div class="ExternalClass6946252DF73E4A828D17CFA7F34F8775"><html> 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. 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><br>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" target="_blank">project's website</a>.<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/" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/valleymetro/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">Twitter</a> or visiting <a href="http://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank">valleymetro.org</a>.</html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
Phoenix Public Transit Welcomes New Bus Rapid Transit and Compliance Leadershiphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/766Public Transit1/6/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/766/Newsroom_PublicTransit_002b.jpgPhoenix Public Transit Welcomes New Bus Rapid Transit and Compliance Leadership<div class="ExternalClass8E538561E00C446AAF86B2186D0EE2F3"><html> Phoenix, AZ – The city of Phoenix Public Transit Department has named Sara Kotecki as the city's bus rapid transit administrator and Shelley Reimann as the transit compliance administrator.<br><br>Ms. Kotecki (left) spent 22 years in the city of Phoenix’s Street Transportation Department and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Arizona. During her time in Street Transportation, she held positions in various technical divisions including traffic operations and street maintenance. She has considerable experience managing large budgets, capital projects, plan reviews, traffic impact studies and other transportation aspects. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, earning her bachelor and master degrees in civil engineering.<br> <div><br></div><div> Ms. Reimann (right) takes lead of the transit compliance team and managing the Phoenix Public Transit Department’s Oversight and Compliance section. The team works with the region’s many recipients of federal funds including Valley Metro and other cities and agencies who operate under federal guidelines. <br><br>Prior to joining Phoenix Public Transit, Ms. Reimann worked for the city of Phoenix as an internal auditor from 2001 to 2014. Ms. Reimann holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies, both from Arizona State University. <br><br>“We are excited to have this new talent onboard,” says Phoenix Public Transit Director Jesus Sapien. “Ms. Kotecki’s experience working face-to-face with community members on neighborhood traffic programs plays a key role in helping us develop bus rapid transit under the Transportation 2050 plan. And Ms. Reimann’s internal auditor expertise helps us make sure we continue being in compliance with federal mandates - all critical to providing key transit services for our customers.” <br><br> <strong>About the Phoenix Public Transit Department:</strong><br><br> The Phoenix Public Transit Department provides Phoenix residents a variety of transit options and is the largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system. Services range from local and commuter buses to alternative transportation for individuals with special needs. The city of Phoenix funds transit and other transportation improvements through Transportation 2050 (T2050) - a local sales tax approved by Phoenix voters in 2015 - as well as county and federal funds. T2050 allows for enhanced bus service, transit-related technology improvements and fare media upgrades under the leadership of the Citizens Transportation Commission. Visit us at phoenix.gov/publictransit or follow us on Twitter for the latest news. </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
Phoenix Dial-a-Ride Helps Customer Succeed Independently https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/837Public Transit12/2/2019 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/837/Newsroom_PublicTransit_009.jpghttps://youtu.be/Jin5Qh6bZKwPhoenix Dial-a-Ride Helps Customer Succeed Independently <div class="ExternalClass8BED4218FBD94AA58A58278B4DFFA7A7"><html> <p>​​Guadalupe Steele has been utilizing Dial-a-Ride for 13 years. She is disabled and cannot drive, but is still active in her community. Steele is a business owner, an employee at Phoenix City Hall, and volunteers for her local community group. Listen to her testimonial about how Dial-a-Ride helps her achieve her goals.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitVideopublic-transitPublic Transit
Construction Begins on South Central Extension/Downtown Hub Rail Projecthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/552Public Transit10/14/2019 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/552/newsroom_publictransit_009.jpgConstruction Begins on South Central Extension/Downtown Hub Rail Project<div class="ExternalClassEE0C713FD7E14DED838F2C7B6342F830"><html> <p>​You might be seeing more yellow safety vests and hard hats around Phoenix. Crews began the process of identifying underground utilities this week in the downtown area, marking the start of construction on the <a title="" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/south-central-extensiondowntown-hub" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">South Central Extension/Downtown Hub light rail project</font></span></a>. </p> <p>The utility improvements in the downtown area will be extensive: for every linear foot of trackway installed, six linear feet of wet utilities, including water, sewer or storm drains, will be removed, relocated or upgraded.</p> <p>“With the beginning of construction on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub, we continue our infrastructure investment in the greater Phoenix area,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “We’ve seen how light rail has benefitted people across the Valley, and we can now extend those benefits to new neighborhoods in downtown and South Central Phoenix.”<br>In addition to improved utilities, the project’s new infrastructure will include dedicated bicycle lanes, 21 new bus pullouts, re-built sidewalks, re-paved streets and an estimated 160 new trees along south Central Avenue. </p> <p>Utility work will occur over the next several weeks in the following areas:<br><br>•    Fifth Street between Washington Street and Jefferson Street<br>•    McKinley Street between Central Avenue and First Avenue<br>•    Central Avenue between Jefferson Street and Lincoln Street<br>•    Washington Street between Central Avenue and First Street<br>•    Central Avenue and Madison Street</p> <p> <br>“Light rail will ultimately bring great opportunity by providing greater access to our historic community,” said Phoenix Councilmember Michael Nowakowski. “This extension will make the unique offerings of South Phoenix available to others, attracting new customers, businesses and jobs to the area.</p> <p>Phoenix Councilmember Carlos Garcia added, “It is essential that we remain dedicated to supporting our community and local businesses, working together so that the people of Phoenix thrive during the construction phase and continue to succeed long after it’s completed.” </p> <p>​Stakeholders will be able to download a project-specific app in the coming weeks to receive construction activity notifications, submit a question or comment and view a map of current and upcoming traffic restrictions. The project app will also share construction information with the <a href="https://www.waze.com/" target="_blank">Waze app</a> so drivers can access traffic restrictions in real-time. In addition to viewing information on the <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/south-central-extensiondowntown-hub" target="_blank">project page</a>, stakeholders are welcome to visit the South Central Extension Community Office located at 5040 S. Central Ave. to meet with Valley Metro’s community outreach coordinators, learn more about the project and receive construction updates. </p> <p> 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 28 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2019, total ridership for the system was 64 million passengers. Five high capacity transit extensions are in planning or 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 from 19 local cities, towns and the county set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/valleymetro/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">Twitter</a> or visiting <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank">valleymetro.org</a>.</p><p> About South Central Extension/Downtown Hub light rail project: With the voter-approved <a href="/t2050" target="_blank">Transportation 2050</a> citywide transportation plan, the timeline for the <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/south-central-extensiondowntown-hub" target="_blank">South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub</a> is advanced by 11 years. The extension will connect to the light rail system in downtown Phoenix and travel south to Baseline Road. With nine new stations and art elements, the 5.5-mile expansion links South Phoenix to other areas of the Valley. The project includes a transit hub in downtown Phoenix, which supports improved access to education, entertainment and employment centers around the Valley. Valley Metro is collaborating with 18 artists to design art installations throughout the extension. </p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit
Transportation 2050 Report Recognized by Public Relations Organization https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/556Public Transit9/13/2019 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/556/newsroom_publictransit_001.jpgTransportation 2050 Report Recognized by Public Relations Organization <div class="ExternalClass72D27ADA905D46CE8E76418E6BC0D4E8"><html> <p>The Transportation 2050 team received a Public Relations Society of America Award of Merit at the 2019 Copper Anvil Awards for the annual <a target="_blank" href="/T2050/Progress"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Transportation 2050 Progress Report</span></a>.</p> <p>The report highlights progress made in three categories: Street Maintenance and Improvements, Bus and Dial-a-Ride services, and High Capacity Transit; it also includes a financial summary on program sales tax revenues. The report is aimed at ensuring transparency and accountability in the delivery of T2050 programs and projects. Planned progress and goals for T2050 programs and projects are also highlighted in the report.</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitPublic Transit



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Get Involved: Fund PHXhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=13https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/13/S261C.jpgGet Involved: Fund PHX<div class="ExternalClass9728A8349F6F47A1A5123D0792DF410B"><html> <p>​Give your feedback about the Phoenix budget. Use our new online tool to adjust funding for various departments.</p> </html></div>Videohttps://Phoenix.gov/budget/fund2/19/2020 5:20:55 PM3/31/2020 5:20:55 PM

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