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Wed, Feb 23, 2011

Public meeting set to review transit mode and route recommendation for I-10 West corridor

PHOENIX, AZ — Community input is being sought on the results of the Phoenix West High-Capacity Transit Study that, for the past three years, has evaluated enhanced transit service options between central Phoenix and the West Valley.  The public meeting is set for:

Wednesday, March 2
6 – 8 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m.
Isaac Middle School Cafeteria
3402 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix

Attendance is highly encouraged as METRO will review study findings that include a recommendation for light rail to travel between downtown Phoenix, the State Capitol area and the I-10 West freeway to approximately 79th Avenue.  Greater specifics on the route and study process will be provided, followed by an opportunity for questions and comments.

The Phoenix West study was initiated in 2007 and has evaluated a range of transit modes and potential east-west alignments that would connect the light rail starter line to the West Valley.  The project team has conducted detailed analysis on ridership, land use, economic development, costs, traffic and utility impacts.  The transit project being recommended is the highest performing alternative from this evaluation and would help improve regional mobility, support local neighborhoods and stimulate economic development opportunities.

For more information on the Phoenix West study, visit www.metrolightrail.org/phoenixwest. 

For inquiries into the public meeting, please contact Terry Gruver at (480) 664-2631/TTY (602) 322-4499 or tgruver@metrolightrail.org. 

Meetings are held in buildings that are accessible to persons with disabilities.  Any individual who requires special assistance should contact Terry Gruver at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.




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