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Mon, May 13, 2013

Public Meeting to Provide Project Update on Tempe Streetcar

PHOENIX, AZ – Valley Metro and the city of Tempe invite you to attend a project update meeting to review two revised/new route options for the 2.6-mile Tempe Streetcar project. Valley Metro and city staff will be available to take your comments and answer questions.

The Federal Transit Administration has continued to express interest in the streetcar project with slight modifications to the route to better fit the new federal funding criteria. The modified project would continue to include a one-mile downtown loop on Mill and Ash Avenues and south to Apache Boulevard. The two new route options being explored are:
• Rio Salado Parkway from approximately Packard Drive west to Mill Avenue, downtown loop to Apache Boulevard and east to Rural Road
• Downtown loop to Apache Boulevard, east to Terrace Road

MEETING INFORMATION

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Tempe Transportation Center
    Don Cassano Room
    200 E. Fifth Street, Tempe (map)

For additional information or to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Lisa Procknow Saldin at 602-495-8213/TTY 602-251-2039 or lsaldin@valleymetro.org.  Additional project information is available on the Valley Metro website at www.valleymetro.org/tempestreetcar.

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 calendar year 2012, total ridership for the system was 72.5 million passengers—an increase of 3.8 percent over 2011. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Six light rail extensions are planned or under construction 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. 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 valleymetro.org.




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