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Wed, Oct 24, 2012

Oct. 30 Meeting on Gilbert Road Extension

PHOENIX, AZ — Valley Metro and the city of Mesa invite the community to attend a public meeting to learn more about extending light rail on Main Street between Mesa Drive and Gilbert Road.  Attendees will be updated on the Feasibility Study that evaluated various alternatives related to this future extension. Valley Metro and the city of Mesa are now entering into the next phase of the planning process, the Environmental Assessment (EA). At this meeting, two route alternatives will be reviewed, as well as the location and parking capacity necessary for a park-and-ride facility proposed for the west side of the intersection of Main Street and Gilbert Road.  Project staff will be on-hand to provide information and collect comments.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
6 – 8 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
St. Peter Lutheran Church
1844 E. Dana Ave. (between Forest and Shouse streets)

In 2009, METRO, Mesa City Council and Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) approved a locally preferred alternative to extend light rail five miles on Main Street from Sycamore to Gilbert Road in two phases. The first phase is the 3.1-mile Central Mesa light rail extension from Sycamore, through downtown Mesa to Mesa Drive that is currently under construction. The second phase is the 1.9 mile extension that ends at Gilbert Road.

For additional information or to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities at this meeting, please contact Alex Albert at (602) 980-0913/TTY (602) 251-2039 or  Also contact Alex to be added to the Gilbert Road email distribution list.

Additional information is available online at

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 METRO light rail. The first 20-miles of light rail opened December 2008 and served 13.5 million riders in 2012 exceeding the prior year by six percent.  Six light rail extensions are under way that will create a 57-mile system by 2032. Valley Metro also offers transit options including commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. A board of 16 governments sets the policy direction for the agency and works to improve and regionalize the public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

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