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Construction Begins on Northwest Extension Phase II Rail Projecthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1528Public Transit9/24/2020 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1528/Public_Transit_Newsroom_029.jpgConstruction Begins on Northwest Extension Phase II Rail Project<div class="ExternalClass48AE22FA18034215A416CC7036F23BFB"><html> <p>​Construction on a new 1.6-mile extension of light rail, which will include the system’s first elevated station, is now underway. Crews have begun utility relocation, the first phase of construction, on the north side of Dunlap Avenue just west of the existing 19th Ave/Dunlap station.​<br></p> <p>“This project takes connectivity in the greater Phoenix area a step further,” said Valley Metro Rail Board Vice Chair, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Public transit, particularly light rail, keeps our region vibrant and progressive. It facilitates development and connects residents and future generations to ​​jobs, education and entertainment options.”<br></p> <p>In addition to a new transit center for light rail and bus service at Metrocenter, the extension also includes a rail-only bridge over the I-17 and two new stations. The community will also enjoy seven public art installations along the extension and updated landscaping, including more than 200 new trees.</p> <p>“Light rail is an important component of our transportation infrastructure as it connects residents across the Valley and attracts new businesses and employment opportunities. Residents and businesses in the Metrocenter area are ready and excited for construction on the Northwest Extension Phase II to begin as the area is primed for quality development driven in part by light rail,” said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, whose district includes the Metrocenter area and is chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee.<br></p> <p>The extension recently received a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.transit.dot.gov/about/news/us-transportation-secretary-elaine-l-chao-announces-400-million-federal-funding">$50 million allocation of grant funding</a> from the Federal Transit Administration, as part of the Capital Investment Grants Program. In addition to this project, Valley Metro currently has two other projects now under construction: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/south-central-extensiondowntown-hub">South Central Extension/Downtown Hub</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/tempe-streetcar">Tempe Streetcar</a>.<br></p> <p>“With this extension of light rail, we’re building a north/south light rail line and new connections for our riders to offer greater flexibility and opportunity for travel,” said Scott Smith, Valley Metro CEO. “From the northwest to downtown and soon, south central Phoenix, we’re improving regional access for residents and visitors alike.”</p> <p><strong>About Transportation 2050</strong>: 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 in​formation, visit the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.t2050.org/">T2050 page</a> or follow<a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus"> Phoenix Public Transit</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/StreetsPHX">Phoenix Street Transportation</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro">Valley Metro</a> on Twitter.</p> <p><strong>About Valley Metro</strong>: Valley Metro exists to connect communities and enhance lives each day by providing eco-friendly public transit options in metro Phoenix. In Fiscal Year 2020, total ridership for the regional bus and 28-mile light rail system was 53 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 alternative transportation programs including <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/system-accessibility">paratransit services for seniors and people with disabilities</a>, commuter vanpools, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sharetheride.com/">online carpool matching</a>, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/boards-directors">Boards of Directors</a> from 18 local cities and towns and the county set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system in Maricopa County. Stay up-to-date by following us on  <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/valleymetro">Facebook​</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/valleymetro/">Instag​ram</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/user/ValleyMetro">YouTube</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro">Twitter</a> or by visiting <a target="_blank" href="http://www.valleymetro.org/">valleymetro.org​</a>.​​​<br><br></p><div><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitLight rail crossing over I-17 freeway to the transit center at MetrocenterPublic Transit#T2050 #Northwest2 #PhoenixPublicTransit #Mobility #HighCapacityTransit #LightRail #ValleyMetroTransportation 2050, T2050, Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase ll, Phoenix Public Transit, MobilityBrenda Yanez602-571-5895602-261-8254brenda.yanez@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/28/Brenda_Yanez.jpgPhoenixMetroBus

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/19/2020 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass0EF2C448AC7648F3B490591B6EBA29D5"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353" target="_blank">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People </h3> <p> <a href="/citymanager/specialevent" target="_blank">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security10/19/2020 4:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClassC4D254E34F544EC49EA0E8E32919FA84"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. Free to all community members. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed first and Drive-Thru Testing sites are listed further down the page.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​</span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">Free testing for everyone. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Monday, Oct. 19, 2020</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>Council District 7<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>850 E. Hatcher Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85020<br>Council District 3<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020</h3><p>Black Family and Child Services of Arizona<br>1522 E. Southern Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>Council District 8<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, Oct. 23, 2020</h3><p>Falcon Park<br>3420 W. Roosevelt St. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020</h3><p>Mountain View Community Center<br>1104 E. GroversPhoenix, AZ 85022<br>Council District 2 & 3<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020</h3><p>Maryvale Community Center<br>4420 N. 51st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85031<br>Council District 5<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, Oct. 26, 2020</h3><p>Western Star Park<br>4425 E. Western Star Blvd.Phoenix, AZ 85044<br>Council District 6<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020</h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>Council District 1<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>Council District 4<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, Oct. 30, 2020</h3><p>Fry’s Food & Drug Stores<br>1815 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85021<br>Council District 5<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020</h3><p>Matthew Henson Community Center<br>1150 S. 7th Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85007<br>Council District 8<br>6:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p> </p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;line-height:1.4;"><span style="text-align:left;background-color:window;"><font color="#bf0071">Community Drive-Thru Testing<br></font></span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">Free testing for everyone. Testing is limited. Appointments required.</span><span style="text-align:left;color:windowtext;font-family:calibri;font-size:13.33px;font-weight:normal;background-color:window;">​</span></h2><h3>Saturday, Oct. 24</h3><p>Betty H. Fairfax High School<br>8225 S. 59th Lane, Laveen, AZ<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a href="http://FamilyTreeHealthcare.com" target="_blank">http://FamilyTreeHealthcare.com</a></p><p>Kingdom In the Valley Christian Church <br>11640 N 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><p>Osborn Middle School<br>1102 W Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85013 <br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647    </p><h3>Saturday, November 7</h3><p>Grand Canyon University<br>5115 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>St. Jerome Catholic Church<br>10815 N 35th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85029<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, November 14</h3><p>El Reposo Park<br>6000 S 7th Street, Phoenix 85042<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>Maryvale High School<br>3415 N 59th Ave.,  Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, November 21</h3><p>Sevilla  Elementary School<br>3851 W Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ 85019 <br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, December 5       </h3><p>Alhambra High School<br>3839 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85019<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647<br> <br>Orangewood Elementary<br>7337 N 19th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85021<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><h3>Saturday, December 5</h3><p>Espiritu Community Development<br>4848 S 2nd St, Phoenix AZ 85040<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><p>Ed Pastor Elementary School<br>2101 W Alta Vista Rd, Phoenix AZ 85041<br>7:00 am – Noon. Register at <a target="_blank" href="http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">http://equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a><br>or Text “FREE TEST” to 31996 or Call (888) 587-3647</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p>  </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Tamra Ingersoll<br>Cell: (602) 376-3981<br>Email <a target="_blank" href="mailto:tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov">tamra.ingersoll@phoenix.gov</a></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Reminds Drivers to Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet in New PSAhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1579Street Transportation10/21/2020 3:45:00 PM https://youtu.be/IhltzXheEsI Phoenix Reminds Drivers to Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet in New PSA<div class="ExternalClass5D13A8D919E74927AFC4EFCE2B5DEEDC"><html> ​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>The city of Phoenix Street Transportation Department is launching a new public service announcement (PSA) – Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet. The animated PSA reminds people to be alert and on the lookout for the wide variety of people who use Phoenix streets but may not be driving a car. People walking, running, using wheelchairs or other mobility devices, riding bicycles, pushing strollers or riding scooters are sharing our streets, so be sure to Scan the Street for Wheels and Feet.<br> <br>“Scan the Streets for Wheels and Feet is part of the Street Transportation Department's <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?04d6eeea39b15935615d01b92fb386644e35c7739903957a">Heads Up!</a> pedestrian safety campaign," Street Transportation Director Kini Knudson said. “We are working to improve safety through engineering with the implementation of HAWK signals, flashing pedestrian beacons and high visibility crosswalks, but we also want to influence behavior by educating the public through these PSAs."<br> <br>Watch and share the animated public service announcement here: <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?ee56c2ae2be4e041f8017f95b3f1d6b971540d301ac91465">https://youtu.be/IhltzXheEsI</a>.<br> <br>Members of the media are encouraged to download a full resolution version of the PSA by contacting Heather Murphy through <a target="_blank" href="https://action.phoenix.gov/c1.pl?9f0eab5cd5493d0b7f222327f9e80ec199b14e05d71e1891">email</a>. <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsVideo

 

 

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Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass3A20C750F0494BAAA7926AA5A46FAD6F"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM10/30/2020 8:18:55 PM

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