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Thu, Mar 17, 2011

New park-and-ride lot now open at 7th Ave & Camelback

What:
Try transit!  New park-and-ride lot now open.
Breakfast celebration featuring the Suns, free transit passes set for Wed., 3/23, morning

The ARRA-funded 7th Avenue/Camelback park-and-ride has opened offering METRO light rail passengers additional and shaded parking.  The lot will provide greater access to the transit system and is well-timed considering the growth in ridership and gas prices.

To celebrate the lot’s opening, METRO, in partnership with the City of Phoenix, the Phoenix Suns and Hunter Contracting Co., will offer free breakfast and transit passes to those who want to try transit the morning of March 23!

Come down to be some of the first to park in the new lot, grab breakfast from neighboring food purveyors Copper Star Coffee, America’s Best Taco Shop and Fry’s and enjoy the energy of the Phoenix Suns Gorilla!  Finally, hop on board light rail with one of the 100 free all-day transit passes provided by Hunter. 

There will also be an opportunity to enter a drawing for Phoenix Suns/US Airways Center ticket packages!

When:
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
7:30 – 9 a.m.; comments at 8 a.m.

Where:
West end of the 7th Avenue/Camelback park-and-ride lot.  The lot is located on the southeast corner of the intersection.

Who:
All riders, new and existing, and neighboring residents and business owners of the lot are encouraged to attend.

Speakers will include:
METRO CEO Steve Banta
METRO Board Chairman and Phoenix Councilman Tom Simplot
Representative from Hunter Contracting Co.
The Phoenix Suns Gorilla

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