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Mon, Jan 27, 2014

“Love Our Community” Event on Northwest Phoenix Light Rail Extension

Join Valley Metro and Open Door Fellowship Church for a “Love Our Community” event and show your Valentine’s Day appreciation for local businesses on 19th Avenue. This family-friendly celebration will take place on Sunday, February 9 and is open to the public. The purpose is to showcase small businesses in the light rail construction zone and encourage local shopping. 


WHO: Valley Metro, city of Phoenix, local businesses and neighboring community

WHAT: Guests will enjoy kid-friendly activities, crafts, booths featuring local businesses, food trucks, prizes and giveaways. There will also be testimonials from local shoppers about the businesses they love and remarks highlighting the community benefits of locally-owned businesses on 19th Avenue.

WHEN: Sunday, February 9, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

WHERE: Open Door Fellowship, 8301 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix (SE corner of 19th Avenue and Butler Drive, between Northern and Dunlap Avenues)

The Northwest Phoenix light rail extension will extend light rail northbound on 19th Avenue from Montebello to Dunlap Avenue and is expected to open in late 2015-early 2016. For more information, visit To receive information in alternative formats, call 602-262-7433 / TTY 602-251-2039.

About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2013, total ridership for the system was 73.4 million passengers, which set a new record for bus and light rail boardings. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Seven light rail extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 60-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter or visiting

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