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Mon, Jan 10, 2011

Join us on January 19 to celebrate a new LINK bus route

Phoenix, AZ (Jan. 10)  Please join Valley Metro, along with city and town partners, in the official opening of the expanded LINK bus service along Arizona Avenue and Country Club Drive. A public ceremony to dedicate the new LINK stations and route is planned for 2 p.m. on Jan.19 in Chandler at the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard.

When:
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Where:            
Arizona Avenue & Chandler Boulevard (southwest corner)
Parking available by entering off of Chandler Boulevard

Who:
Public is invited to the celebration. Anticipated dignitaries include:
Tempe Councilmember & Valley Metro Vice Chair Shana Ellis
Chandler Mayor Boyd Dunn
Chandler Mayor-elect Jay Tibshraeny
Gilbert Mayor John Lewis
Gilbert Vice Mayor & Valley Metro Board member Les Presmyk
Mesa Vice Mayor Kyle Jones
Valley Metro Executive Director David Boggs

Local band What Laura Says will play one of the latest Notes Campaign tunes!

Why:
To celebrate the growth of the regional public transit system and a new connection to METRO light rail. Twenty new stations will open on January 24 featuring the expanded LINK service for residents of Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa.

How:
Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the LINK expansion will be operate using Proposition 400 funds—the countywide half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2004 to fund transportation projects in Maricopa County. The city of Chandler supports the funding for weekend, late night service.

Valley Metro RPTA provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County, including a clean-fuel bus fleet, low-emissions light rail, a bio-diesel Dial-a-Ride fleet, online carpool matching and bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Funding is provided by local and federal revenues. A board of 16 governments sets the policy direction for the agency and works to improve and regionalize the public transit system.

All service and projects funded by the Proposition 400 Regional Transportation Plan funds approved by Maricopa County voters in November 2004.


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