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Major Phoenix Transportation 2050 Improvements Continue https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1668Public Transit12/18/2020 7:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1668/Public_Transit_Newsroom_34.jpgMajor Phoenix Transportation 2050 Improvements Continue <div class="ExternalClassB61E6DED6C1E459D8A8499D195306ED2"><html> <p>​​<strong>Accomplishments in the 2020 Annual Report Highlight 5 Years of Work </strong></p><p>Happy 5-year anniversary to the Transportation 2050 program! January, 1, 2021 marks 5 years since Proposition 104 (Transportation 2050 or T2050)​​, a 0.7 percent sales tax,​ became effective. T2050 ​​expands investment in transit and street improvements​ lasting 35 years through 2050.<br></p><p>With the start of the 5-year commemoration, the city of Phoenix recently released the fourth annual <a target="_blank" href="/streetssite/Documents/T2050AnnualProgressReport%20_FY2020_EnglishInteractive.pdf">Transportation 2050 (T2050) progress report</a> and more is to come, so stay tuned! The report highlights the T2050 programs and projects accomplished and underway during fiscal year (FY) 2020 (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) and a financial summary of T2050 sales tax revenues. The report ensures transparency and accountability in the delivery of T2050-funded programs and projects.</p><p>The report is available in English and Spanish at <a target="_blank" href="/T2050/Progress">phoenix.gov/t2050/progress ​</a>and ​<a target="_blank" href="https://www.t2050.org/">T2050.o​rg</a>.</p><p>Major highlights from the FY 2020 report include:</p><p>• Since the T2050 program began on Jan. 1, 2016, 257 shade structures (bus stop shelters) have been installed, with another 400 planned to be installed by the end of FY 2025.</p><p>• Since T2050’s inception, 359 new buses and 97 new Dial-a-Ride vehicles have been added to the Phoenix fleet. In FY 2020, 61 new buses, three circulator buses, and 25 Dial-a-Ride vehicles were purchased.</p><p>• The Public Transit Department continues providing transportation for essential workers every day throughout the pandemic.</p><p>• High Capacity Transit continues to make progress with virtual public meetings on the Capitol/I-10 West Light Rail Extension, early construction activities and public meetings for the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub and public outreach on potential corridors and networks for the Bus Rapid Transit program.</p><p>• The Street Transportation Department reported Phoenix’s most successful paving season to date. On Dec. 3, 2019 the department celebrated the completion of 296 miles of mill and overlay treatment and 686 miles of other pavement treatments.</p><p>• Phoenix installed 181.5 miles of new bicycle lanes since the inception of T2050, with 40.4 miles installed in FY 2020. The city also earned a bronze designation from the League of American Bicyclists for its commitment to improving bicycling conditions.</p><p><strong>About Transportation 2050</strong>: In Aug. 2015, Phoenix voters approved 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. </p><p>For more information, visit the <a target="_blank" href="/T2050">T2050 site​</a> or <a target="_blank" href="https://www.t2050.org/">microsite</a> and follow <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus">Phoenix Public Transit</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/StreetsPHX">Phoenix Street Transportatio</a>n and<a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro"> Valley Metro</a> on Twitter.</p><p> </p><p>Media Contacts</p><p>Public Transit: Brenda Yanez, brenda.yanez@phoenix.gov, 602-571-5895</p><p>Street Transportation: Ashley Patton, ashley.patton@phoenix.gov, 602-292-3704</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitMultiple modes of Phoenix transportationPublic Transit#T2050 #Transportation2050 #T2050AnnualProgressReport #PHXStreetTransportation #PHXPublicTransit #MobilityOptions #T2050Accomplishments @StreetsPHX @PhoenixMetroBus @valleymetroTransportation 2050 Annual Progress Report #4, Phoenix Street Transportation, Phoenix Public Transit, Mobility, Moving Phoenix Forward, Transportation 2050 Accomplishments, Light Rail, Streets, BusBrenda Yanez602-571-5895602-261-8254brenda.yanez@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/28/Brenda_Yanez.jpgAshley Patton602-292-3704ashley.patton@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/92/Ashley_Patton.jpgPhoenixMetroBus

 

 

Ceremonial Street Signs Installed to Honor Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2494Street Transportation9/23/2022 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2494/Pastor Stewart sign installation.jpgCeremonial Street Signs Installed to Honor Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. <div class="ExternalClass1268FBE152344B558EACCEC72938898D"><html> <p>​In partnership with First Institutional Baptist Church, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department on Friday unveiled and dedicated ceremonial street signs at the intersection of 12th and Jefferson streets that honor Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr., the church's the long-time senior pastor and a prominent community activist. The ceremonial signs are mounted on the intersection's northeast and southwest traffic signal poles to designate the location as Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. Way.<br></p> <p> Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Vice Mayor and District 4 Councilmember Laura Pastor, and District 8 Councilmember Carlos Garcia joined a host of church and community leaders to give remarks and celebrate the installation of the signs. <br></p> <p> Dr. Stewart, Sr. has served as senior pastor of First Institutional Baptist Church since 1977 and is a community activist who advocates for the spiritual, social and economic needs of the community. He is known for preaching and teaching "Jesus is Justice" in 38 states and 51 countries, and is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing his contributions to the community. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.fibcaz.org/drwarrenhstewartsr">Read a complete biography about Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr.</a></p> <p> Phoenix follows a <a target="_blank" href="/streetssite/Documents/Ceremonial_Street_Sign_Procedure.pdf">Ceremonial Street Sign Procedure</a> to honor landmarks and people of historical significance. The signs feature a blue background with white lettering. The requesting organization or individual is responsible for the fabrication, installation, maintenance and repair of ceremonial signs, which require City Council approval. The Street Transportation Department fabricates and installs all of the city's street name, speed limit and traffic control signs. </p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Installation of the signs was approved by City Council during its Formal Meeting on August 31, 2022.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews
Critical Incident Briefing: September 10th, 2022 – 39th Avenue and Cactus Roadhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/24959/23/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IetHaJZFp8wCritical Incident Briefing: September 10th, 2022 – 39th Avenue and Cactus Road<div class="ExternalClass2A33537CA85B4A8E9FEC3832C2F97A43"><html> <p>​​<strong style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong></p><p> <br>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an in-custody death which occurred on September 10<sup>th</sup>, 2022.</p> <p>This incident occurred in the area of 39<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Cactus Road near the employee parking lot entrance of the Phoenix Police Cactus park precinct. Phoenix Police 911 operators received several calls saying a man was armed with a samurai sword and striking the police station fence near the employee gate. </p> <p>The man was later identified as 40-year-old Aaron Baughman.</p> <p>Witnesses saw Baughman walking to the fence by the employee entrance of the precinct and pulling out a sword from his waist band. Baughman then began hitting the fence with the sword for several minutes. </p> <p>A few minutes later, a two-man patrol unit arrived, and the officers got out of their car. Baughman began to move towards the officers with the sword raised. The officers ordered Baughman to drop the sword but he continues in their direction. This is when the officer involved shooting occurred.</p> <p>After the shooting, Baughman remained on the ground as a vehicle pulled up. A man driving the vehicle got out and began walking toward Baughman. The officers gave the man multiple commands to stop. The man did and he was detained. It was later determined he was Baughman's father.</p> <p>Officers provided aide to Baughman until fire personnel arrived. </p> <p>Baughman was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries.</p> <p>The sword used by Baughman was recovered on scene. The officers involved in this shooting have been with the department for two years and are assigned to the Cactus Park Precinct.</p> <p>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete. An internal investigation by the Professional Standard Bureau is currently underway, in addition to a criminal investigation. Once the criminal investigation is complete it will then be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.</p> <p>Public records law requires redaction of certain personal identifying information before video is released publicly. That is why you may see some parts of Body Worn Camera (BWC) blurred or covered with a black box. Redacted video is released to local media in conjunction with the release of this Critical Incident Briefing for independent review and publication. Complete, unedited versions of the BWC are released to attorneys and the courts as evidence in a criminal case.​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>Video
2022 Disability Awards and Recognition Event Virtual Celebrationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/439Equal Opportunity9/22/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/439/Newsroom_EOD_006.JPG2022 Disability Awards and Recognition Event Virtual Celebration<div class="ExternalClass7CA98B4E30534B60A399AC87F6EDC206"><html> <p>The Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues (MCDI), Equal Opportunity Department and members of the disability community will be hosting the <strong>virtual</strong> MCDI 2022 Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.), at <strong>5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3.</strong> </p> <p>Every year, the D.A.R.E. honors exceptional individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication and service to the disability community, and for dedicating their lives to enhancing Phoenix's quality of life for all citizens and communities. </p> <p>The award categories this year include Architectural, Business, Nonprofit, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Detective Walter Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award, also known as the Pride of Phoenix Award.<br></p> <p>Join us to honor the awardees and see the incredible work they do each day in their communities and greater Phoenix. </p> <p>To watch the virtual celebration on Oct. 3 or at a later date, visit <a href="https://urldefense.com/v3/__http:/Youtube.com/CityofPhoenixAZ__%3b%21%21LkjWUF49MRd51_ry%21IKUDTTcpuLq-1Abx9wS4DwUKmjb9tVSN_xG5rmuepzAWcAnLfRizbKfKfq3m9NanxbrvTqM$" target="_blank">Youtube.com/CityofPhoenixAZ</a>. ​<br></p> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNews

 

 

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