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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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Phoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3111Public Transit5/24/2024 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3111/Central Station East Tower Newsroom.pngPhoenix’s Central Station One Step Closer to Completion<div class="ExternalClass3ABEAA7FF79940658F34287C8A5A0B52"><html> <p> Central Station redevelopment, the mixed-use, transit-oriented development project hosted a topping-out ceremony for the east tower May 23, 2024. This event marks a significant milestone in the construction progress of Central Station.</p><div> </div> <p> Located in the heart of downtown, next to the historic Security Building, Civic Space Park, and ASU's Downtown Campus, Central Station is set to become a new city landmark consisting of two residential towers that will offer student and workforce housing, two levels of below-grade parking, City of Phoenix public transit hub, and retail/office spaces. <br></p> <p> Slated to open in early 2025, Central Station will transform how users experience the city's primary downtown bus and light rail transit center, which serves two million passengers annually. Central Station is a public-private partnership with the City of Phoenix retaining ownership of the land and the development partners entering into a long-term ground lease for the project. <br></p> <p> Representatives from the City of Phoenix, including Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, along with members from the development and project teams, GMH Communities, CBRE Investment Management, Medistar Corporation, Layton Construction, and Multistudio attended the topping out to celebrate this important milestone.  </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit
Phoenix Scores $1.2 Million Transit Oriented Development Light Rail Grant https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3074Public Transit4/12/2024 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3074/Public_Transit_Newsroom_49.jpgPhoenix Scores $1.2 Million Transit Oriented Development Light Rail Grant <div class="ExternalClass8462171C179549C9BFD524A1AFFD2C54"><html> <p>The City of Phoenix received a $1.2 million <a href="https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/grants/grant-programs/fiscal-year-2023-transit-oriented-development-tod-planning-projects" target="_blank">TOD (Transit Oriented Development) grant</a> from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to help with efforts to improve access to public transit and create a transit-oriented walkable, livable and sustainable community.<br></p> <p>These types of grants help organizations, like the City of Phoenix, plan with the community around major transportation projects to improve access to public transit and affordable housing. <br></p> <p>Accessible public transit is critical to the economic health and growth of our City’s communities. After the completion of the <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/south-central-extension-downtown-hub" target="_blank">South Central Downtown Hub</a> light rail extension, scheduled for 2025, the existing light rail line - the Phoenix Light Rail Main Line -  will become a multi-line system with the downtown Phoenix area serving as the center for system transfers. The FTA awards this TOD grant for Phoenix’s Light Rail Main Line that includes the <a href="/pdd/reinvent-phx" target="_blank">Reinvent PHX</a>, <a href="/pdd/tod/19north" target="_blank">19North</a>, downtown Phoenix and the 50th Street station areas.<br></p> <p>Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Councilmembers expressed their support for the award: ​<br></p> <p>“Transit oriented development has been an inextricable part of our mission to build a Phoenix that works for everyone. This new grant will help us build a more dynamic city that seamlessly connects residents to work, the grocery store, to school or their doctor’s office—all without having to rely on a car. Together, we will continue working towards a more equitable city that prioritizes mixed-use projects,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. </p> <p>“This grant signifies continued progress for the City of Phoenix and for our residents,” said Phoenix Vice Mayor and Transportation, Infrastructure and Planning Subcommittee Chair Debra Stark. “Having access to a reliable and efficient transportation system helps strengthen our economy and revitalize our communities. This is a win-win not just for public transit accessibility but for all our community.”</p> <p> “We are excited to receive the Transit Oriented Development grant from the FTA,” said Councilwoman Ann O’Brien. “These funds are important to the City’s continued effort to create transit-oriented communities. FTA funds are currently helping build the Metro Transit Oriented District, which is part of the Northwest Extension Phase II project.” </p> <p> “The City of Phoenix has achieved a great milestone in receiving this FTA grant. This will help us reach our goals to support our communities and create access to affordable housing and mixed-use development opportunities,” said Councilwoman Laura Pastor. </p> <p> “With the newly awarded TOD grant, the City of Phoenix can continue its efforts to create strategies around transit oriented development and equitable communities – congratulations to all our teams for securing these funds,” said Councilwoman Kesha Hodge Washington.“ </p> <p>This marks the 5th Transit Oriented Development (TOD) grant awarded to Phoenix under the <a href="https://www.transit.dot.gov/TODPilot" target="_blank">Transit Oriented Development Planning program</a>. <br></p> <p>The TOD funds will be utilized with the following primary goals in mind:<br></p> <p>• Evaluate current and projected growth and development.</p> <p>• Assess affordable housing and development opportunities with emphasis on city-owned, vacant and large development sites.</p> <p>• Make recommendations to streamline permitting for rental housing and other community visions.</p> <p>• Educate and engage community stakeholders on the various transit-oriented development growth opportunities.<br></p> <p>Phoenix is one of 20 cities to receive a portion of the <a href="https://www.transit.dot.gov/TOD" target="_blank">$17.6 million awarded​</a> in 16 states.<br><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit
Grants Available for Light Rail Construction Businesseshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3064Public Transit4/3/2024 12:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3064/Public_Transit_Newsroom_49.jpgGrants Available for Light Rail Construction Businesses<div class="ExternalClass814718E2A25443DB98455CBEDEC05AAA"><html> <p> After three successful years, the Small Business Financial Assistance Program (SBFAP) will enter its final year on April 1 providing support to small, locally-owned businesses along our <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/south-central-extension-downtown-hub" target="_blank">South Central Extension/Downtown Hub​</a> light rail project. New this year, eligible businesses can apply for between $4,500 (up from $3,000 in past years) to $9,000 in program funding.  </p><p> </p> <p>Since launching in 2021, SBFAP has distributed more than $1M in grant funding to more than 200 small and micro businesses immediately adjacent to light rail construction in Phoenix. Last year alone, the program granted more than $370,000 to 70 businesses located along two separate light rail construction routes. </p> <p>“The grant was very helpful to our business. It helped pay our bills, including rent. Everyone should apply,” said David Herrera, owner, Comedor y Panadería La Tapatía.<br></p> <p>“The program has made a profound difference in my life and my business,” said Cerrone Burton, Owner, Gallery Hair Experience. “I am proud to say that, despite the challenges, the Gallery Hair Experience is not only still standing but thriving.”</p> <p>As the pilot program enters its fourth and final year, new applicants and those who received funding previously are encouraged to apply. The program aims to assist businesses with 15 or fewer employees located along the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub construction corridor whose annual revenue does not exceed $750,000. To view all eligibility requirements and apply, visit <a href="https://prestamoscdfi.org/vm2024/" target="_blank">https://prestamoscdfi.org/vm2024/</a>.<br></p> <p>The SBFAP is a program Valley Metro and the City of Phoenix created, with significant community feedback and financial backing from Phoenix Transportation 2050 <a href="/streetssite/Documents/FY_2023_T2050_Annual_Report.pdf" target="_blank">(T2050)</a> and the Phoenix Community Development & Investment Corporation <a href="https://pcdic.org/" target="_blank">(PCDIC)​</a>. <br></p> <p>In addition to the SBFAP, Valley Metro offers a number of free <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/project/project/south-central-extension-downtown-hub/scedh-business-assistance-program" target="_blank">business assistance programs​</a> including business consulting, hosting community events, marketing assistance and signage. To date, more than 460 businesses have participated in one or more elements of these business programs.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit



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