Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase II Opens for Service Jan. 27https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/2971Public Transit1/9/2024 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2971/Newsroom_PublicTransit_003.jpgNorthwest Light Rail Extension Phase II Opens for Service Jan. 27<div class="ExternalClass723C4CE1F6E542188B3FC6C1158785EB"><html> <p>​The region will soon have a new connection from Mesa, Tempe and downtown Phoenix to northwest Phoenix. The <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/northwest-extension-phase-ii" target="_blank">Northwest Extension Phase II</a> light rail project will officially open for service Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. A ribbon cutting and community celebration from 9 a.m. to ​12 p.m.​ is being planned on that day to commemorate the occasion.</p> <p>“As Phoenix continues growing, so does the need for reliable, affordable transportation options that can connect Phoenicians to opportunities all over town,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. “Whether it’s going to work, to the doctor’s office, or to visit loved ones, I believe every person should be able to get where they need to go without relying on a car. The Northwest Extension II -- by way of the newly named Thelda Williams Transit Center -- is going to deliver on that vision, while at the same time helping us reduce carbon emissions in the long-term. Three years in the making, the extension is going to breathe life into neighborhoods around the Metrocenter development, accelerate private and public investment in the area, and improve quality of life for Phoenix residents.”<br></p> <p>The 1.6-mile extension expands light rail service farther into northwest Phoenix running west from 19th and Dunlap avenues, going north on 25th Avenue, then west on Mountain View Road crossing the I-17 freeway to the redeveloping Metrocenter area.</p> <p>This extension introduces unique features including the first elevated rail station, a rail-only bridge over the I-17 freeway and seven community-driven public art installations. The project also includes a transit center named in honor of former Phoenix Mayor and Councilmember Thelda Williams, who also served as Chair of Valley Metro Rail.</p> <p>Other project features include:</p> <p> </p><ul style="" class="" dir=""> <li>3 new light rail stations</li> <li>Four-story parking garage<br></li> <li>200 new trees along with enhanced landscaping</li> </ul> <p></p> <p>In addition to federal grants, funding of the extension comes from Phoenix Transportation 2050 and regional Proposition 400. This project builds upon the success of the <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/northwest-extension-phase-i" target="_blank">Northwest Extension Phase I</a>, which opened in 2016.</p> <p>In 2016, the Phoenix City Council approved accelerating segments of the future high-capacity transit system under the <a href="/T2050" target="_blank">Transportation 2050 plan</a>. As a result, construction on the project began in 2020 and is opening two years ahead of the original 2026 projected opening date.</p> <p>“The opening of the Northwest Extension Phase II is a remarkable milestone in Valley Metro Rail’s vision to provide multi-modal connectivity across our region,” said Phoenix Councilmember and Valley Metro Rail Board Chair Laura Pastor. “Extensions like this demonstrate our ongoing commitment to deliver high-quality public transit that our region both needs and deserves.”</p> <p>Since light rail service began in metro Phoenix in 2008, the system has attracted more than <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/about/transit-oriented-community" target="_blank">$17 billion in public and private investment development </a>with another $2.1 billion in planned commercial and residential development. This extension is expected to spur continued community investment and economic growth in northwest Phoenix and serve thousands of new riders each day.</p> <p>For more information about the project visit <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/project/northwest-extension-phase-ii/opening" target="_blank">valleymetro.org/northwest2opening</a>​<br></p> <p>​</p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transitNorthwest Light Rail Extension Phase 2Public Transit#Transportation2050 #T2050 #MovingPhoenixForward #NorthwestLighRailExtensionPhaseII #ValleyMetroRail #PhoenixPublicTransit #InauguralRideTransportation 2050, T2050, Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase II, Valley Metro Rail, Phoenix Light Rail Opening Celebration Brenda Yanez602-571-5895602-261-8254brenda.yanez@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/28/Brenda_Yanez.jpgCarmen DeAlba602-478-1166carmen.dealba@phoenix.govPhoenixMetroBus



S'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closurehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/sedav-vaaki-museum/3163S’edav Va’aki Museum7/11/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3163/MuseumClosure_SVM_003.jpgS'ed̲av Va'aki Museum Temporary Closure<div class="ExternalClassBA11FF759D004763899136C76708AEBF"><html> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Beginnin</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">g Jul</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">y 15</span><sup style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;">th</sup><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> S'e</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;text-decoration-line:underline;">d</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">av Va'aki Museum will be temporarily closed to the public for renovations.</span></span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">After 50 years, the entrance lobby will get a new floor and a custom-made front desk. In addition, the space will become an inviting introduction to the O'Odham people, the descendants of the original inhabitants of the site, and our neighbors.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">In addition, after 20 years, the “Dig It" gallery will be transformed into a changing exhibit space so that the Museum can present many new and exciting topics to our visitors. For example, when we reopen, or inaugural exhibit in the new Connections gallery is <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em style="">Following Their Roots</em></span> – a comprehensive look at indigenous farming techniques across the diverse ecosystems of Arizona. This will include a timely discussion of sustainable farming practices and indigenous food sovereignty.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Depending on renovation work, we anticipate opening our <strong style="">outside trail only</strong> for visitors in early August.  Visitors will be able to cool down and have access to restrooms in our Community Room area. The Museum will remain closed through September.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">Please check back for specific details about trail openings, Museum reopening date, and exhibit opening dates.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-family:hind;">During the closure, if guests want to learn more about what the S'edav Va'aki Museum has to offer visit our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/education/virtual-programming"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Virtual Programming</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page. Prospective visitors can also take look at our </span> <a target="_blank" href="/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaaki/exhibits/upcoming-exhibits"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Online Exhibits</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;"> page which has several platforms to view permanent and past exhibits or even take a virtual tour along the </span> <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/maps/%4033.4455837%2c-111.984458%2c3a%2c75y%2c178.83h%2c79.38t/data=%213m6%211e1%213m4%211sgq7cyYddvHHSqHlQrH_WGw%212e0%217i13312%218i6656?coh=205409&entry=ttu"> <span style="font-family:hind;">Interpretive Mound Trail</span> </a> <span style="font-family:hind;">. </span> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/sedav-vaakiNews
Motorcycle Safety Tips https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3161Police7/11/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3161/IMG_9517.pngMotorcycle Safety Tips <div class="ExternalClassC92BBB2DEEA44DC2B745742C5DC2307F"><html> <p>​With National Motorcycle Day on the second Friday in July, the Phoenix Police Department would like to remind riders to enjoy their ride, but to be safe while doing it.</p> <p>Here are some tips for staying safe while out on a motorcycle:</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li> <strong>Wear proper gear.  </strong>Wear protective clothing such as a well fit jacket, gloves, riding boots and long pants, as well as a DOT approved helmet.</li> <li> <strong>Maintain your motorcycle.</strong> Like any vehicle, riders should make sure the motorcycle is in good running condition. Check the tire pressure, breaks, fluids, lights and mirrors.</li> <li> <strong>Stay visible. </strong>Do not ride in the blind spots of other vehicles. Always have headlights on, even during the daytime hours.</li> <li> <strong>Do not ride under the influence. </strong> Do not ride after drinking alcohol or taking drugs, including some prescriptions.</li> <li> <strong>Avoid inclement weather. </strong>This includes stormy weather and extreme heat.  </li> <li> <strong>Stay alert. </strong>Pay attention to the vehicles around you. Keep an eye out for debris in the roadway.<br></li> </ul> <p>The Traffic Education Safety Squad of the Phoenix Police Department likes to remind riders of the <strong>2-4-12 Rule</strong>.</p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li>Keep a <strong>2 second</strong> distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.</li> <li>Look ahead <strong>4 seconds</strong>.</li> <li>Scan ahead <strong>12 seconds</strong>.</li> </ul> <p> <br> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
Police Chief's Advisory Boards: Bringing Police and Community Togetherhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3159Police7/10/2024 7:00:00 AMhttps://youtu.be/HjEEn82di00?si=TNo892f6Wmci_XnAPolice Chief's Advisory Boards: Bringing Police and Community Together<div class="ExternalClass773FE1DF572D45BABB6A9E0999CD25F0"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Building and maintaining trust-based relationships are fundamental to community policing, essential for crime prevention and crucial for fostering public confidence in law enforcement. The Phoenix Police Department's Police Chief's Advisory Boards were established for this purpose. Starting over 30 years ago with some beginning in the late '60s, each Advisory Board has a detective assigned as a community liaison. Board members work with their liaisons to communicate concerns and create solutions to social problems.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo



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