Transit Oriented Communities (TOC)
In 2008 the City of Phoenix’s Light Rail began service, allowing for greater connectivity of our residents, businesses, and organizations. After more than a decade and the addition of several new stations, this fixed transportation asset has increased transit ridership by 487% while connecting residents and visitors to attractions, jobs, schools, services, and our neighboring cities: Mesa and Tempe.
High quality, reliable transportation is a hallmark of strong and innovative cities like Phoenix. As one of the Top 10 largest cities in the country both in population and land mass, Phoenix’s future depends on its ability to provide convenient and accessible transportation for all its residents. Infrastructure projects, like the light rail, not only increase activity and investment in our city, but also provided over 2,200 affordable housing units along the light rail corridor, increased enrollment in university and vocational programs, and have improved the vibrancy of our neighborhoods by increasing pedestrian and bike activity. For more information on the benefits of light rail in Phoenix visit the Phoenix Valley Metro Quality of Life web page.