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Phoenix Seeks Feeedback on West Phoenix High-Capacity Transit Route467https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Phoenix Seeks Feeedback on West Phoenix High-Capacity Transit Route.jpgPhoenix Seeks Feeedback on West Phoenix High-Capacity Transit Routehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3028https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4670x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
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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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Feedback Needed for Proposed West Phoenix Transit Routehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3028Public Transit2/22/2024 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3028/Newsroom_PublicTransit_005.jpgFeedback Needed for Proposed West Phoenix Transit Route<div class="ExternalClass2A2C5DAAC35B486C985E3347039287E3"><html> <p>​Valley Metro and the City of Phoenix are seeking input on the recommended route for the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/west-phoenix-high-capacity-transit-alternatives-analysis">West Phoenix High-Capacity Transit Alternatives Analysis</a>. Based on community feedback and significant technical analysis, a route beginning at Central Avenue/Indian School Road to 75th Avenue/Thomas Road will be shared with the community and recommended for approval. </p> <p>Additionally, two starting points, off the current light rail line at either Central or 19th avenues, were further evaluated based on community feedback. This additional analysis will also be presented to the community. </p> <p>The recommended route is proposed to travel west on Indian School Road from Central Avenue, south on 75th Avenue and west on Thomas Road, ultimately connecting central Phoenix and Maryvale neighborhoods. This route is being advanced based on several factors including highest ridership potential and ability to serve the highest number of transit-reliant customers of the more than 10 potential routes evaluated. </p> <p>The project team will host three public meetings, as well as open up a public comment period to garner input. </p> <p>Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 (in person)</p> <p>6 – 8 p.m.</p> <p>Westwood Elementary School</p> <p>4711 N. 23rd Ave., <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85015</span></p> <p> <br> </p> <p>Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 (in person)</p> <p>6 – 8 p.m. </p> <p>Desert West Community Center</p> <p>6501 W. Virginia Ave., <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Phoenix, AZ 85035</span></p> <p><br></p><p>Wednesday, March 6, 2024 (virtual)</p> <p>6 p.m.<br></p> <p>Join online at <a target="_blank" href="https://valley-metro.webex.com/valley-metro/j.php?MTID=mb9d193a9f676a9a3b80630eba935f288">valley-metro.webex.com</a></p> <p>Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388</p> <p>Webinar number: 2483 146 4471</p> <p>Webinar password: WestPhoenix (93787463 from phones) </p> <p> </p> <p>Spanish Audio Channel: </p> <p>Join by phone: 1-408-418-9388</p> <p>Webinar number: 2484 040 1581</p> <p>Webinar password: 93787463</p> <p> <br> </p> <p>All meetings will provide identical presentations and will be available in English and Spanish. View the digital flyer with .<a target="_blank" href="https://t.e2ma.net/click/h6j7tg/5stcedxe/h2khj4">more information here​</a>. Presentation materials along with a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/webforms/wphx-comment-form-feb-2024">public comment form</a> to submit feedback will be available on the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/west-phoenix-high-capacity-transit-alternatives-analysis">project website​</a> between Feb. 23 and March 15, 2024. Following this round of public feedback, route approval will move forward to the Phoenix City Council, associated subcommittees, and the Valley Metro Rail Board across the months of March – May 2024. ​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit
Phoenix Seeks Feedback on High-Capacity Transit Projectshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3003Public Transit1/30/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3003/Newsroom_PublicTransit_004.jpgPhoenix Seeks Feedback on High-Capacity Transit Projects<div class="ExternalClassF3AFAA87CD5A4A7D9B9E4116170C2DC6"><html> <p>Valley Metro and the City of Phoenix will host three public meetings to provide updates and gather community input on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/future-phoenix-high-capacity-transit-projects">future Phoen​ix high-capacity transit projects</a> currently in progress or in the planning stages.</p><p>Meetings will be held in-person Feb. 3 and 8 and virtually on Feb. 15<br></p><p>Project teams from Valley Metro and the City of Phoenix will present on the following projects: </p><ul><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/capex">Capitol Light Rail Extension (CAPEX)</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/i-10-west-extension">I-10 West Light Rail​ Extension (10WEST)</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/pddsite/Pages/Capitol.aspx">CAPEX/I-10 West Transit ​Oriented Development Policy Plans</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/publictransit/brt">Phoenix Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/west-phoenix-high-capacity-transit-alternatives-analysis">West Phoenix High-Capacity Transit Alternatives Analysis</a>: </p></li></ul><p>Information will also be provided for these related projects in Phoenix:</p><ul><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://azdot.gov/planning/transportation-studies/grand-35-study">US 60 (Grand Avenue), 35th Avenue and Indian Scho​ol Road Intersection Improvements</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="/streets/35thavesafety">35th Avenue Safety ​Corridor</a></p></li><li><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/northwest-extension-phase-ii">Northwest Extension Phase II Transit Oriented Communities Policy Plan</a> </p></li></ul><p>Spanish translation will be available at each meeting. View a digital flyer with more information <a target="_blank" href="https://vulcan-production.nyc3.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/projects/downloads/future-phx-high-capacity-transit-projects/20240119_wv_transportationoverview-eng-esp.pdf">here</a>. Meetings will be held on the following dates: </p><p>Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024 (in person)</p><p>9-11 a.m.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/burton-barr">Burton Barr Central Library</a>, Pulliam Auditorium</p><p>1221 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004​</p><p><br></p><p>Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024 (in person)<br></p><p>6-8 p.m.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="/parks/recreation-and-community-centers/centers-d/desert-west">Desert West Community Center</a></p><p>6501 W. Virginia Avenue</p><p>Phoenix, AZ 85035 <br><br></p><p>Thursday, Feb, 15, 2024 (virtual)</p><p>6 p.m.</p><p>Join online at <a target="_blank" href="https://valley-metro.webex.com/wbxmjs/joinservice/sites/valley-metro/meeting/download/e3226a70ad5e4f2c878a90bd659281f0?siteurl=valley-metro&MTID=ma8ccfb17a188b6dd3cf2d30fadbc6569">valley-metro.webex.com</a></p><p>Meeting Number: 2493 599 9907 </p><p>Join by phone: 408.418.9388</p><p>Webinar password: FuturePhoenix (38887374 from phones)<br></p><p>Residents can review information and submit comments beginning February 3 through February 29 at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/future-phoenix-high-capacity-transit-projects">valleymetro.org/phxfuture</a>. ​</p><p><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit
Phoenix Celebrates Light Rail Extension Openinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3000Public Transit1/29/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3000/Photo_Thelda-Williams-Transit-Center_1-27-24_021.jpgPhoenix Celebrates Light Rail Extension Opening<div class="ExternalClassD4D48F41042A407C8B3EF8766A01AB29"><html> <p></p><div><div>More than 2,000 people, including federal, state and local leaders, gathered to celebrate the opening of the Northwest Phase II extension of light rail in Phoenix. The project includes a series of "firsts" for Valley Metro and the community including the first elevated station, rail-only bridge over I-17 and a multi-modal transit center named after regional transit champion, former Phoenix Mayor and Councilmember Thelda Williams. </div><div><br></div><div>"I am proud to be back in Phoenix, less than three years after signing the grant that funded this important extension that will make such a difference in the lives of people in this region,” said FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez. “This was the first project funded by FTA under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the city and Valley Metro have done incredible work building it on budget and delivering the project earlier than expected. Congratulations to all.”</div><div><br></div><div>The project received $158 million from the nationally competitive Capital Investment Grant program through the FTA. The city of Phoenix T2050 funds provided $213 million and regional transportation funds from Proposition 400 provided the final $30 million. Construction began in 2020, creating 3,000 direct jobs in our community and more than 6,000 indirect jobs across the country.  </div><div><br></div><div>“This project represents years and years of hard work, at the city, county and federal level,” said U.S. Congressman Greg Stanton. “There’s no question light rail has been a resounding success—not just as a way to move people, but as an economic development tool. Phase II is going to connect residents in the West Valley to jobs and education in central Phoenix, and all the way to Tempe and Mesa.”</div><div><br></div><div>The new extension includes three stations and is anticipated to initially attract 1,400 new, daily riders to the system each day. Crossing the I-17, the project gives greater transit access to the West Valley, connecting current and future riders with opportunities in central Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.  </div><div><br></div><div>“This extension has been part of Phoenix’s transit vision for more than two decades,” said Phoenix Mayor and Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Council Chair Kate Gallego. “Today’s expansion is not only a celebration of our community’s vision and commitment to sustainable growth, but also the region’s Proposition 400 investment totaling nearly $1.3 billion to establish and grow our light rail system. Light rail has changed the way our community travels, fostering mobility freedom and economic opportunity across our county.”</div><div><br></div><div>Featured along the new extension, there are nine different art elements created by seven artists reflecting the character and history of the local community. Art is incorporated into the new stations, parking garage and the Thelda Williams Transit Center. The four-story parking garage has solar panels to support the facility's infrastructure and the transit center is served by five bus routes and, in the future, potentially Bus Rapid Transit. </div><div><br></div><div>“This is a wonderful day for Phoenix residents and everyone who travels across the Valley,” said Phoenix Councilmember and Valley Metro Rail Board Chair Laura Pastor. “Riders from northwest Phoenix will now have access to jobs and education across our entire region. ASU campuses, Sky Harbor, employment centers, housing, recreation and entertainment are all easily accessible.”  </div><div><br></div><div>According to Valley Metro CEO, Jessica Mefford-Miller, “We have made the leap over one of our busiest and most vital freeways with a bridge that opens the door to the West Valley. Congratulations to the Valley Metro team, our contractors and our neighbors, working in lockstep with the city of Phoenix, to deliver a project ahead of schedule and on budget that beautifies and enriches our community, as depicted by Alberto Rios’ Light Rail Hummingbird.”​<br><br></div><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit



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