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Register for the ADOT DBE & Small Business Transportation Expo469https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/DBE_Expo_Slider.PNGRegister for the ADOT DBE & Small Business Transportation Expohttps://adotdbeexpo.com/https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=469 ​Visit the Public Transit table at the ADOT DBE & Small Business Expo! <div class="ExternalClassAB2D3BDB21E9489FB3DC22C19AF81411"><p>​Visit the Public Transit table at the ADOT DBE & Small Business Expo! <br></p></div>0x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
Phoenix Celebrates Grand Opening of Northwest Extension II465https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Photo_Thelda-Williams-Transit-Center_1-27-24_022.jpgPhoenix Celebrates Grand Opening of Northwest Extension IIhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3000https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitsite/MediaAssets/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4650x0101009148F5A04DDD49CBA7127AADA5FB792B00AADE34325A8B49CDA8BB4DB53328F2140096CD72C7E1FC51478CFAB206B89FCBAAImage
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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 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
Phoenix and Valley Metro to Provide Free Rides to NCAA Final Four Attendees April 5-8https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-transit/3048Public Transit3/20/2024 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3048/Valley Metro NCAA Lightrail 2024 Web-13.jpgPhoenix and Valley Metro to Provide Free Rides to NCAA Final Four Attendees April 5-8<div class="ExternalClassB289268BAEF94780AF26CFA19AB42E1C"><html> <p><a href="/publictransitsite/Documents/FF_FreeRides_2024_SPA.pdf" target="_blank">​Leer en español​</a><br></p><p>Don’t drop the ball! Valley Metro and the city of Phoenix are making it easy to travel to your favorite NCAA Men’s Final Four® events April 5-8 by providing free rides through the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/how-to-ride/online-tools/app">Valley Metro app</a>.</p><div>“We’re excited to bring fans the full Phoenix experience with our investment in the sponsored rides program on our light rail system,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Now, it’ll be even easier for visitors and Phoenicians alike to reach all the Final Four activities and entertainment in downtown Phoenix.”</div><div><br></div><div>To take advantage of the sponsored rides program supported by the city of Phoenix, fans are encouraged to follow these simple steps:<br></div><div>1. Download the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/how-to-ride/online-tools/app">Valley Metro app</a> and create an account. The app and account are required to access the complimentary pass.</div><div>2. Visit the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/know-before-you-go">‘Know Before You Go’</a> section of the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four">NCAA Men’s Final Four® website</a> or the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.ncaa.com/mens-final-four/mens-final-four-app">Official App​</a>. Under ‘Transportation,’ click the link to access the Final Four transit pass. This link will take you back to the Valley Metro app. </div><div>3. Complete the transaction for your complimentary Final Four transit pass.</div><div>4.Scan the QR code at the purple fare readers before each ride. This pass is valid April 5-8 for up to four people. </div><div><br></div><div>“We provided more than 250,000 safe rides on light rail during Super Bowl LVII in 2023 and we are looking forward to doing it again for the weekend of NCAA Men’s Final Four® events,” said Phoenix Councilwoman and Valley Metro Rail Board Chair Laura Pastor. “Whether you are a resident or visitor to the Valley for the first time, let public transit be your <em>fast break</em> through traffic to connect you, your family and friends to all the action.”</div><div><br></div><div>Hop on board light rail from any one of the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/how-to-ride/park-and-ride">13 free park-and-rides</a> in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Use the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/how-to-ride/online-tools/app">Valley Metro app</a> to plan your travel in advance. Riders can plan a trip, locate trains in real-time and check rider alerts. Learn more about how Valley Metro is welcoming basketball fans at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/basketball">valleymetro.org/basketball</a>.<br></div><div><br></div><div>“We are excited to partner with Valley Metro and the city of Phoenix to offer free rides for our basketball fans traveling to the 2024 Men’s Final Four® events in Phoenix,” said Jay Parry, CEO of the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee. <br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>About Valley Metro:</strong> Located in the fastest-growing county in the U.S., Valley Metro connects people to their most important destinations each day. Riders travel across the metro-Phoenix area on eco-friendly public transit including bus, light rail, paratransit and streetcar. Progress continues on additional high-capacity transit extensions that are either in planning or under construction to create a 50-mile rail system by 2030. Valley Metro also offers alternative transportation programs including paratransit services for <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/accessibility">seniors and people with disabilities</a>, commuter vanpools, <a target="_blank" href="https://sharetheride.com/#/">online carpool matching</a>, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/about/boards-directors">Boards of Directors​</a> from 19 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. In addition to federal and local funds, Valley Metro receives critical capital and bus operations funds from Prop. 400, the 20-year, regional half-cent transportation sales tax that is set to expire in 2025. Stay up-to-date by following us on  <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/valleymetro">Facebook​</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/valleymetro/">Instagram​</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/use/ValleyMetro">YouTube</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/valleymetro">X</a> or by visiting <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/">valleymetro.org</a> and downloading the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.valleymetro.org/how-to-ride/online-tools/app">Valley Metro app</a>.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>About City of Phoenix:</strong> As the fifth largest city in the country and the capital of Arizona, Phoenix is a vibrant community, home to 1.7 million residents. Phoenix has led the nation in new population growth over the decade. Ranked in the top 10 for the best city to start a business, companies thrive in Phoenix because of its friendly business environment. Within the 517 square miles of the city, renowned mountain trails, and three of the largest city parks in the country, Phoenix is not only a great place to live, it also attracts visitors worldwide. Downtown Phoenix continues to draw major events such as the 2023 Super Bowl, the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four, as well as a variety of music and food festivals. For more information, visit <a target="_blank" href="/">phoenix.gov</a>. <br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>About the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee:</strong> The Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC) is a non-profit organization that is hosting the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four. The committee is comprised of Arizona business, Native American, tourism and sports leaders and will collaborate with the NCAA to support the Men’s Final Four’s myriad ancillary events and to establish legacy projects that will ensure the lasting impact of the Men’s Final Four in Arizona. The PLOC will fundraise with local stakeholders to support the event and ensure that the 2024 Men’s Final Four sets a new standard of excellence. The PLOC will also work with Arizona State University, the host institution. The 2024 Men’s Final Four will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., with the national semifinals on Saturday, April 6 and the national final on Monday, April 8, 2024. For more information, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://phoenixfinalfour.com/">www.phoenixfinalfour.com​</a>.<br></div><div><br></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/publictransitNewspublic-transit

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