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Mon, Jan 30, 2012

Provide Input on Tempe Streetcar Stop Features

PHOENIX, AZ — The community is invited to review and comment on the Urban Design Guidelines (UDG) for the 2.6-mile Tempe Streetcar project and any future streetcar project in the region.  The UDG is a document that will provide future project designers with guidelines for how the streetcar stops should look, including concepts for seating, lighting, platform paving, canopies, etc.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
6 – 8 p.m.; presentation at 6:15 p.m.
Tempe Transportation Center, Don Cassano Room
200 E. 5th St., Tempe

Tempe Streetcar will run between Rio Salado Parkway and Southern Avenue in the Mill Avenue corridor.  Thirteen stop locations along the 2.6-mile line have been identified and were shared with the public and Tempe City Council in fall 2011.  The project will be built using a mix of regional Proposition 400 funds and federal grant dollars by 2016.  Design will begin later this fall; construction in 2013.

For additional information or to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities at this meeting, please contact Carla Kahn at (602) 744-5552/TTY (602) 251-2039 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Tempe Streetcar project information is available online at

About METRO 

METRO is responsible for the development and operation of the region’s high-capacity transit system.  The first 20-mile light rail line opened December 2008 and served 13.2 million riders in 2011, exceeding the prior year by four percent.  METRO serves an average of 40,000 riders per weekday.  It is also planning for six extensions that will create a 57-mile system by 2031.

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