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Phoenix Celebrates Five Years of Transportation 2050 Accomplishmentshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1873Public Transit4/26/2021 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1873/Public_Transit_Newsroom_40.jpgPhoenix Celebrates Five Years of Transportation 2050 Accomplishments<div class="ExternalClassA1F368A7D1F245E7933AC4687343B9E6"><html> <p></p> <p>​​S​treet improvements, new bus shelters, extended bus service hours, a new light rail station and more milestones were made possible in the last five years thanks to forward-thinking Phoenicians who voted for Proposition 104 (<a target="_blank" href="/T2050">Transportation 2050​</a>) in August 2015. </p> <p>A seven-tenths (7/10) of a cent sales tax went into effect in January 2016, funding the Transportation 2050 (T2050) program. T2050 is a 35-year multimodal transportation plan to dramatically expand investment in bus service, light rail construction and operation, and overall mobility and street improvements across Phoenix. </p> <p>To celebrate these accomplishments, the city has planned a <a target="_blank" href="/T2050/FiveYears">socially distant scavenger hunt ​</a>that can be completed virtually or in person. The city has also released two videos celebrating T2050 achievements.<br></p> <p> “This year marks five years of progress under Phoenix’s T2050 plan, and we have a lot to celebrate,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Phoenix is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and it is critical that we have a multimodal transit system that meets the needs of our residents and helps them thrive. While 2020 was a different year than we expected, the city forged ahead to meet more goals than ever before. We will continue to do so, to ensure robust, inclusive transportation options become a reality in Phoenix.” </p> <p>Mayor Gallego adds that T2050 also helped position Phoenix for the growth and economic prosperity the city has experienced over the last five years.</p> <p> “Major employers, site selectors and investors look at factors like transportation and infrastructure when choosing where to locate,” Mayor Gallego said. “We have a long-range vision for mobility and transportation that is supported by our voters and that’s why the Phoenix economy is rebounding faster than other cities.”</p> <p> <strong>Public Participation and Multimedia Content </strong> </p> <p>• Participate in the T2050 scavenger hunt to experience progress made to date. The scavenger hunt can be completed at home or in person at various sites that were made possible through T2050 funding. Visit<a target="_blank" href="http://www.phoenix.gov/T2050/FiveYears"> phoenix.gov/T2050/FiveYears</a> to learn more and complete the T2050 scavenger hunt. Successful participants in the contest are eligible to win a $150, $100 or $50 donated gift card to the <a target="_blank" href="https://shop.localfirstaz.com/">Shop Arizona Marketplace</a>.</p> <p>• Listen to Mayor Kate Gallego’s comments on the <a target="_blank" href="https://youtu.be/pk-4OszomYM">city’s YouTube channel</a>. </p> <p>• Watch a brief summary of the T2050 key milestones in this <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMrL7Sl-KoI">two-minute video</a>.</p> <p>• To be transparent to voters and the traveling public, the city of Phoenix publishes<a target="_blank" href="/T2050/Progress"> annual progress reports​</a> detailing how T2050 funds are used to advance transportation and mobility across the city. The reports highlight various taxpayer-funded projects showing that the city is on track to meet its goals. Check out the <a href="/streetssite/Documents/T2050AnnualProgressReport%20_FY2020_EnglishInteractive.pdf" target="_blank">latest 2020 progress report card on p. 9​</a> to see the evolution of improvements. <br><br></p> <p> <strong>Select Five-Year Bus and Dial-A-Ride Achievements</strong> </p> <p>• Bus and Dial-A-Ride service hours extended to match light rail hours</p> <p>• Increased frequency on five major bus routes and extended bus routes on five major arterial roads</p> <p>• Purchased 319 new local buses, 37 RAPID buses, 97 Dial-A-Ride vehicles and three circulator buses</p> <p>• Installed 321 bus shelter shade structures, 49 bus stops and six bus bays </p> <p>• Continued providing transportation for essential workers every ​day throughout the pandemic​<br><br></p> <p> <strong>Select Five-Year High-Capacity Transit Achievements</strong> </p> <p>• 50th Street Light Rail Station opened in 2019<br></p> <p>• Planning underway for high capacity transit between the state capitol and Desert Sky Mall (Capitol Extension/I-10 West Extension)<br><br></p> <p>• Construction underway for the second phase of the Northwest Extension to the Metrocenter region</p> <p>• Construction underway on the South Central Extension and Downtown Hub</p> <p>• Public outreach on potential corridors and networks for the Bus Rapid Transit System<br><br></p> <p> <strong>Select Five-Year Street Maintenance Achievements</strong> </p> <p>• Added 189 miles of new pavement and applied pavement preservation treatments to 441 additional miles of arterial or major collector roads </p> <p>• Added 552 miles of new pavement and applied pavement preservation treatment to 1,544 additional miles of minor collector or local streets</p> <p>• Improved or installed 12,003 ADA-compliant curb ramps</p> <p>• Replaced 3,331 illuminated street signs</p> <p>• Installed 2,318 new energy-efficient LED street lights</p> <p>• Installed 182 miles of new bike lanes</p> <p>• Installed 166 left-turn arrows<br><br></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 from federal and county funds, passenger fares and other sources. <br></p><p>For the latest, follow us on Twitter <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus">@PhoenixMetroBus​</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/StreetsPHX">@StreetsPHX</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro">@ValleyMetro​.​<br></a><br></p><p><strong>Media Contacts</strong></p><p>Phoenix Public Transit, Brenda Yanez, 602-571-5895<br></p><p>Phoenix Street Transportation, Ashley Patton, 602-292-3704<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitBus, light rail and cars in PhoenixPublic Transit#Transportation2050 #T2050 #Multimodal #PhoenixPublicTransit #PhoenixStreetTransportation #T2050FiveYears @PhoenixMetroBus @StreetsPHX @ValleyMetroTransportation 2050, Phoenix Public Transit, Phoenix Street Transportation, Phoenix Light Rail, Multimodal, T2050 Five Years, Prop 104 Achievements, Valley Metro RailBrenda 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

 

 

Phoenix Gets Additional Housing Vouchers, Higher Fair Market Rent Rates for Voucher Holdershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/housing/2509Housing9/30/2022 8:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2509/newsroom _housing_001.pngPhoenix Gets Additional Housing Vouchers, Higher Fair Market Rent Rates for Voucher Holders<div class="ExternalClassACA83BCD159D4DBA994372153FA7143F"><html> ​ <span style="font-size:12pt;">​The City of Phoenix now has more Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) to help low-income renters have access to safe, decent, affordable housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded 88 new HCVs to the city’s Housing Department, marking the first non-competitive, general-purpose voucher increase in quite some time. The Housing Department currently has 7,162 vouchers, with the additional 88 becoming effective on October 1.</span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"><br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;">Additionally, the money tied to HCVs will now go much further in Phoenix with the newly released Fair Market Rents (FMR) from HUD. Annual FMRs refer to the amount of money needed to cover rent and utilities on 40% of rental housing in a given area. While most of the country’s FMRs will increase by about 10% on Oct. 1, Phoenix has seen so much rent growth recently that FMRs will be going up by more than 30%.*</span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;">These numbers are important because the Phoenix Housing Department uses them to determine Payment Standards -- how much money a voucher recipient can receive. The increase to FMRs elevates the value of vouchers, giving more opportunities for voucher holders to find rental housing in the private market. Currently, Phoenix’s HCV Payment Standards are set to 120% of FMRs.</span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"><br style="font-size:12pt;"> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;">*Table 1. Fair Market Rents (FMR) Year-to-Year % Increases for Phoenix, AZ</span><br style="font-size:12pt;"> <p style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;"></p> <table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<br></td> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">1-Bedroom</span><br></td> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2-Bedroom</span><br></td> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">3-Bedroom</span><br></td> <td style="width:16.6667%;" class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">4-Bedroom</span><br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2018 to 2019</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​7%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​6%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​5%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​5%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2019 to 2020</span>​<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​10%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​9%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​8%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​8%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2020 to 2021</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​8%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​7%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​5%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​5%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2021 to 2022</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​6%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​5%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​3%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​3%<br></td> </tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​<span style="font-family:"times new roman";font-size:medium;">2022 to 2023</span><br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​34%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​33%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">​31%<br></td> <td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">​31%<br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/housingNews
City of Phoenix Recognizes Ten Years of 'Paint Phoenix Purple' —​​​​​​​ a Domestic Violence Awareness Campaignhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2508Human Services9/30/2022 7:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/mgbPXKyb4tICity of Phoenix Recognizes Ten Years of 'Paint Phoenix Purple' —​​​​​​​ a Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign<div class="ExternalClassA5937701E6C94B378C75465E0DC51B4B"><html> <p>October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month — raising awareness around one of the most widespread and dangerous health and safety challenges in our community today. <a href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" target="_blank">Paint Phoenix Purple</a> is a City of Phoenix awareness campaign brought to you by a collaboration of more than 50 community, private, and public organizations. <br><br>In December of 2012, the Mayor and City Council endorsed the goal to end domestic violence in Phoenix. In April 2013, that plan was approved. Here are just a few accomplishments over the last 10 years:<br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Created and distributed more than 80k resources to community partners with information on local shelters, safety planning, and identifying domestic violence</p> </li> <li> <p>Created a centralized screening hotline for placement in local shelters</p> </li> <li> <p>Offered trainings classes to City of Phoenix employees and the community on subjects such as the Arizona Child & Adolescent Survivor Initiative (ACASI) and domestic violence in the LGBTQIA+ community</p> </li> <li> <p>Reached more than 75k students through outreach events at local high schools with lunch time resource fairs, football and volleyball games, and classroom trainings</p> </li> <li> <p>Raised approximately $12k through an online store created for City employees and community members to purchase Paint Phoenix Purple merchandise to wear during the month of October; proceeds benefited the <a href="https://www.acesdv.org/" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.acesdv.org/" target="_blank">Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence</a> (ACESDV)</p> </li> <li> <p>Collected more than 30k items including toiletries, cleaning supplies, new clothing, pet items, and prepaid cell phones for local shelters through an annual donation in conjunction with ACESDV <br></p> </li> </ul> <p>Additionally, the City’s <a href="/humanservices/programs/victims/fac" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/victims/fac" target="_blank">Family Advocacy Center</a> (FAC) made major strides forward, including:<br></p> <ul> <li> <p>Launched an Order of Protection Pilot program in February 2014 – the FAC worked with other valley law enforcement to develop service processes when orders obtained in Phoenix must be served elsewhere</p> </li> <li> <p>In February 2016, FAC received Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding from the Arizona Department of Public Safety to implement a mobile victim advocacy project, allowing the expansion of service delivery beyond the walls of the FAC </p> </li> <li> <p>Victim Services Division developed a new electronic system for assigning referrals to Victim Advocates in December 2019, allowing Advocates to spend more time providing services to crime victims<br></p> </li> </ul> <p>Join the City in recognizing this important initiative all throughout the month. See a calendar of events below and <a href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" target="_blank">more details here</a>. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><a style="text-align:center;background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives/paintphoenixpurple" target="_blank"><img style="width:550px;height:678px;" border="0" vspace="0" hspace="0" alt="Paint Phoenix Purple 2022 Calendar.PNG" align="middle" data-placement="custom" src="https://action.phoenix.gov/users/myteam46126/Media5918.png?1664561562650" /></a><br></p><p>​If you or someone you know is a victim, please call 1-800-799-HELP (7233) or <a href="/police/domesticviolence" data-cke-saved-href="https://www.phoenix.gov/police/domesticviolence" target="_blank">visit this page for more resources</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesVideo
Papago Park All-Abilities Fishing Dock Ready for All FIshershttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2507Parks and Recreation9/30/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2507/Papago-Park-ADA-Accessible-Fishing-Dock.jpgPapago Park All-Abilities Fishing Dock Ready for All FIshers<div class="ExternalClass9D567A4C559F4A76B16AC7158AA83F1E"><html> <p>​To increase fishing access for everyone at Papago Park, the Parks and Recreation Department is unveiled an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approved covered fishing dock on Thursday, September 29, 2022.<br></p> <p>Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio and the Parks and Recreation Department worked with The Mission Continues, a 9/11 veteran's group, to help build the dock, that will ensure everyone, regardless of ability, is able to fish and enjoy the outdoors. </p> <p>“Fishing is a great pastime that any person, of any ability, should have access to," Councilman Sal DiCiccio said. “I am proud to have worked with our City and other partners to expand accessibility in meaningful ways for our residents, and I encourage you to come check out the new dock!" </p> <p>“This unique dock will help ensure people of all abilities can enjoy all that Papago Park has to offer," Parks and Recreation Director Cynthia Aguilar said. “It is a small step toward our goal to provide all residents with access to recreation amenities."</p> <p>To make accessibility even easier, the location for the fishing dock is on the largest pond adjacent to the main parking area which includes multiple ADA parking spaces.  <br></p><p>The fishing dock is located at 625 N. Galvin Parkway next to the main entrance of Phoenix Zoo. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews

 

 

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