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South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub Receives $530 Million Federal Granthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1702Public Transit1/12/2021 7:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1702/Public_Transit_Newsroom_36.jpgSouth Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub Receives $530 Million Federal Grant<div class="ExternalClassEF81805682EA418B8E26C6EB608B62AF"><html> <p>​​​The Federal Transit Administration announced a $529.8 million federal grant agreement for the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project on Jan. 6. These funds make up nearly 40 percent of the total project cost and show the federal government’s support of the extension.</p><p>In addition to​ 5.5 miles of new track, this project also includes the construction of a Downtown Hub which will create a two-line light rail system and provide support for major events in the region, such as Super Bowl LVII in 2023. It also represents reinvestment in the entire corridor and community with upgraded utilities, sidewalks, landscaping, local art and mobility being enhanced as part of the project.<br></p><p>Learn more about the project and celebrate the virtual grant-signing by <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7ueDEyT-FE" target="_blank">viewing this video</a>. ​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><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 paratransit services for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors  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 Valley Metro on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/valleymetro/" target="_blank">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/valleymetro/?hl=en" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/ValleyMetro" target="_blank">YouTube</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">Twitter</a> or by visiting <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank">valleymetro.org​</a>.<br><br></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 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://twitter.com/valleymetro" target="_blank">Valley Metro​ ​</a>on Twitter.<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitLight Rail ConstructionPublic Transit#SouthCentralLighRailExtension #PhoenixPublicTransit #T2050 #SouthCentral #Mobility #Grants #FTA #Transportation2050 #MovingPhoenixForward @ValleyMetro @PhoenixMetroBusSouth Central Light Rail Extension and Downtown Hub, Phoenix Public Transit, T2050, Transportation 2050, South Central, Mobility, Valley Metro Rail, Federal Transit Administration, GrantsBrenda 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 Security2/27/2021 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassF824EDDC301E4A7CA322307384B7345B"><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 target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">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: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">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 target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">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 target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">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 / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. On this page you can also see Approved Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security2/27/2021 1:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClass83ECFA059D3644608F2F114B046FD2CB"><p>Community partners are holding COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. <br> </p><p> <strong>Related:</strong> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, vaccine fact sheet, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong> </a> </p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;text-align:center;">COVID Testing Services</h2><h3> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_03.jpg" alt="Stationary Site" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Stationary Site <br> </h3><p> <strong>Maryvale Park</strong> <br>4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031 <br>Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. <br>Appointments recommended at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a> <br>Offers PCR test with results within 24 hours. <br> </p><h3> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_01.jpg" alt="Mobile Van #1" style="letter-spacing:-0.4px;background-color:window;margin:5px;vertical-align:baseline;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #1 <br> </h3><p>Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. <br>Offers Antigen and antibodies test. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455">Read More</a>. <br> </p><h3> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_02.jpg" alt="Mobile Van #2" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Mobile Van #2 </h3><p>Mondays or Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. <br>Offers antigen results in 15 minutes and PCR with results within 24 hours. <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1739">Read More</a>. <br> </p><h3> <img src="/newssite/PublishingImages/van_04.jpg" alt="Walk-Up Sites" style="margin:5px;width:144px;" />Walk-Up Sites </h3><p>Weekends (varies) from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (varies) <br>Offers PCR test with results in 24 hours. </p> <br> <h2 style="color:#e7524c;text-align:center;">Current Schedule</h2><h3>Saturday, February 27, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center <br>17642 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> <br> <br> <strong>Mobile Van #2</strong>. First Institutional Church <br>1141 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix 85034 <br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a> <br> <br> <strong>Walk-Up/Drive-Thru Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park <br>300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85012 <br>Register at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a> <br> </p><h3>Monday, March 1, 2021</h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Cortez Park <br>3434 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Deer Valley Community Center <br>2001 W. Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027 <br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a> </p><h3>Tuesday, March 2, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Fry’s Food Store <br>6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><h3>Wednesday, March 3, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Helen Drake Center <br>7600 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051 <br>Evening 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. <br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a> </p><h3>Thursday, March 4, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Desert West Park and Sports Complex <br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035 <br>Evening 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><h3>Friday, March 5, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Bernard Black Elementary <br>6550 S. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85041 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><h3>Saturday, March 6, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>John F. Long Family Services Center <br>3454 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85031 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Shadow Mountain Senior Center <br>3546 E. Sweetwater, Phoenix, AZ 85032 <br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up/Drive-Thru Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park <br>300 E. Indian School Rd.,Phoenix, AZ 85012 <br>Register at <a href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up Site.</strong> Sueno Park <br>4401 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix. AZ <br>Register at: <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/</a>. </p><h3>Monday, March 8, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center <br>17642 N 40th St.. Phoenix, AZ 85032 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Sheely Farms School <br>9450 W. Encanto, Phoenix, AZ 85037 <br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a> </p><h3>Tuesday, March 9, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store <br>4230 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><h3>Wednesday, March 10, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2. </strong>Century Library <br>1750 E. Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85016 <br>Evening 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. <br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a> </p><h3>Thursday, March 11, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Cholla Library <br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E., Phoenix, AZ 85051 <br>Evening 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><h3>Friday, March 12, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Travis Williams Family Services Center <br>4732 S. Central Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85040 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a> </p><h3>Saturday, March 13, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1. </strong>Devonshire Community Center <br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016 <br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com​</a> </p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Emmanuel Church of God and Christ <br>1527 W. Buckeye Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007 <br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up/Drive-Thru Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park <br>300 E. Indian School Rd.,Phoenix, AZ 85012 <br>Register at <a href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up Site.</strong> Cortez Park <br>3434 W Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ <br>Register at: <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/</a> </p><h3>Saturday, March 20, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Walk-Up/Drive-Thru Site. </strong>Steele Indian School Park <br>300 E. Indian School Rd.,Phoenix, AZ 85012 <br>Register at <a href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a> <br> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up Site. </strong>Hermoso Park <br>2030 E. Southern Ave., Phoenix, AZ <br>Register at: <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/</a> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up Site.</strong> St Augustine Catholic Church <br>3630 N 71st Ave., Phoenix, AZ <br>Register at: <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/</a> </p><h3>Saturday, March 27, 2021 <br> </h3><p> <strong>Walk-Up</strong> <strong>/Drive-Thru</strong> <strong> Site.</strong> Steele Indian School Park <br>300 E. Indian School Rd.,Phoenix, AZ 85012 <br>Register at <a href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/" target="_blank">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com</a> <br> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up Site. </strong>Los Olivos Park <br>2802 E. Devonshire Ave., Phoenix, AZ <br>Register at: <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/</a> </p><p> <strong>Walk-Up Site.</strong> Washington Park <br>6655 N 23rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ <br>Register at: <a href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/equality/</a> </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Yvette Roeder <br>Cell:602-501-0620 <br>Email <a href="mailto:yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a> </p> ​<br></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
7th Street Bridge Over Salt River Closed Due to Early Morning Firehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/1777Street Transportation3/1/2021 12:10:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1777/Newsroom_Fire_Incident_FEB_28.jpg7th Street Bridge Over Salt River Closed Due to Early Morning Fire<div class="ExternalClass4C6D6F70190E4D1C8AB0FA46B372A433"><html> <p>Early this morning, a fire involving a gas line led to the closure of 7th Street north and south of the Salt River, between Broadway Road and the I-17. This portion of 7th Street will remain closed to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists until further notice. Public access under the bridge is also restricted until further notice. Fire is continuing its investigation into the cause of the fire. No firefighter or citizen injuries were reported on scene.  ​<br></p><p>“The next weeks and months won't be easy, but we will get through it,” said Mayor Kate Gallego. “The City of Phoenix will do everything in its power to improve traffic flow and transit options, especially for those who live and work south of the River. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>“I particularly want to thank Phoenix Fire for their swift response and handling of this incident. I appreciate work on the part of the Street Transportation, Parks and Public Transit departments for what they've done so far and all the work that's yet to come.” </p><div><br></div><h3>Detours ​</h3><p>As work continues in this area, the City of Phoenix asks for your patience. Please allow extra time when traveling through this area, take an alternate route, and always slow down in work zones to keep both yourself and crews safe.  <br></p><p>People driving, walking or biking are asked to <strong>avoid this area</strong> when possible. Recommended detours:​<br></p><p>• East: 16th Street or 24th Street  </p><p>• West: 7th Avenue or even 19th Avenue </p><p>• Due to the continuing work on the <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/south-central-extension-downtown-hub" target="_blank">South Central Light Rail Extension</a>, we do not recommend Central Avenue as an alternative route. </p><p>• Those needing local access (local traffic) to the closed area will be permitted. </p><div><br></div><h3>Bus Service Impacts </h3><p>Phoenix Bus Route 7 (7th Street) is on detour between I-17 and Broadway Road. Riders can check out detour details on Twitter <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro">@valleymetro</a> or <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/rider-alerts">valleymetro.org/rider-alerts</a>. </p><div><br></div><h3>City Parks, Preserves and Trails<br></h3><p>• Natural trails running in either direction under the bridge are closed until further notice.  </p><p>• The Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area’s 7th Street Trailhead will be closed until further notice, and 7th Street is closed prior the access point to the trailhead. </p><p>• If accessing the natural trails from other designated <a href="https://riosalado.audubon.org/visit/rio-salado-habitat-restoration-area" target="_blank">Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area​</a> trailheads to the east or west of the 7th Street bridge, trail users will be required to stop and return to their original starting point and not pass under the 7th Street bridge. </p><div><p>• City staff will continue to monitor any environmental impact. ​</p><br></div><h3>Timeline<br></h3><p>There are many variables to re-opening the bridge. At minimum, the bridge is expected to be closed for a several months, but depending on the severity of the damage, it could be longer.  </p><p>The city and its partners will be diligently working to make repairs and re-open the bridge. Safety of roadway users is the top priority.  <br></p><p>Residents with additional questions can email <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov​</a> or call 602-262-3111 during regular City of Phoenix business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday).<br></p><div><br></div><p><strong>Media Contacts: </strong><br>Fire PIO, 602-370-5718 <br>Street Transportation: Ashley Patton, 602-292-3704 or Ashley.Patton@Phoenix.gov <br>Parks and Recreation: Gregg Bach, 602-350-1506 or Gregg.Bach@Phoenix.gov <br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews

 

 

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