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Read the Transportation 2050 Progress Report332https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Multimodal_1.jpgRead the Transportation 2050 Progress Reporthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1668https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=332 Good news! The city of Phoenix released the annual Transportation 2050 (T2050) accomplishments report. <div class="ExternalClass3EF37041CE684E058CD4D75ABAD80251"><p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;">Good news! The city of Phoenix released the annual Transportation 2050 (T2050) accomplishments report. </span><br></p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
Downtown Phoenix Bus Service Changes329https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/ElhiiuXVkAE3I73.jpgDowntown Phoenix Bus Service Changeshttps://www.valleymetro.org/pardon-our-progresshttps://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=329 ​See how your route or bus stop is affected due to construction in downtown Phoenix. <div class="ExternalClass479A9EBA656C4E9DB6F35B9497ED4F92"><p>​See how your route or bus stop is affected due to construction in downtown Phoenix. <br></p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
Early Morning Bus Service Restored327https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Bus and light rail_resized_slider.jpgEarly Morning Bus Service Restoredhttps://www.valleymetro.org/https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=327 Phoenix bus service now starts at 4 a.m. during weekdays and 5 a.m. during weekends. <div class="ExternalClass41EEB6CDDEFB4B6E995B4A3C82E891AA"><p><span style="color:#14171a;font-family:system-ui, -apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, ubuntu, "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:15px;white-space:pre-wrap;">Phoenix bus service now starts at 4 a.m. during weekdays and 5 a.m. during weekends. </span><br></p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
About Us303https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/About_us_publictransit_.jpgAbout Ushttps://www.phoenix.gov/publictransit/abouthttps://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=303 The Phoenix Public Transit Department is the largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system which operates and provides residents transit services from a local commuter bus to alternative transportation for senior citizens and special needs. <div class="ExternalClass77BF6D87555346789DE6CAB06ACCE413"><p>The Phoenix Public Transit Department is the largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system which operates and provides residents transit services from a local commuter bus to alternative transportation for senior citizens and special needs.</p><p><br> </p><p> </p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage


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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-transit
Federal Transit Administration Allocates $49.5 Million to Northwest Extension Phase II Projecthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/1694Public Transit1/7/2021 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1694/Public_Transit_Newsroom_35.jpgFederal Transit Administration Allocates $49.5 Million to Northwest Extension Phase II Project<div class="ExternalClassEDC73F522DEE4CB88CF52D9CFB87B51A"><html> <p>Project includes new light rail bridge across I-17 and first elevated station<br></p> <p>The Federal Transit Administration announced the second allocation of grant funding for the Northwest Extension Phase II rail project. In addition to its <a href="https://www.transit.dot.gov/about/news/us-transportation-secretary-elaine-l-chao-announces-400-million-federal-funding" target="_blank">first allocation</a>, the project has now been allocated a total of $100 million in federal Capital Investment Grant (CIG) funds.<br></p> <p>Construction on the extension, which will include the system’s first elevated station, began in August 2020. </p> <p>In addition to a new transit center for light rail and bus service at Metrocenter, the extension also includes a rail-only bridge over the I-17 and two new stations. The community will also enjoy seven public art installations along the extension and updated landscaping, including more than 200 new trees.</p> <p>Find out more about the project and hear from local officials by <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLC5UeE-Ch8" target="_blank">clicking here</a> (YouTube link).<br></p> <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 target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/valleymetro/">Facebook</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/valleymetro/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/user/ValleyMetro">YouTube</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro">Twitter</a> or by visiting <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/">valleymetro.org​</a>.</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 target="_blank" href="https://www.t2050.org/">T2050 page​</a> or follow <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixMetroBus">Phoenix Public Transit</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/StreetsPHX">Phoenix Street Transportation</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro">Valley Metro​</a> on Twitter.</p> <div> <br>​<br></div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit
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-transit



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