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Tue, Nov 13, 2012

Public Meeting to Provide Updates on Central Mesa Light Rail Extension

Phoenix, AZ (November 13, 2012) Valley Metro and the city of Mesa invite the community to attend a public meeting for an update on the Central Mesa light rail extension that is currently under construction. Attendees will receive the most recent project and schedule information along with updates on construction designs for all four light rail stations. Additionally, current art plans for the Alma School Rd., Country Club Dr., and Mesa Dr. stations will be on display.  Officials from the city of Mesa, Valley Metro, and the construction contractors will be on hand to present these updates and answer questions.

Meeting Details

  • Date: Wednesday, November 14
  • Time: 6-7:30pm (Presentation will begin at 6:15pm)
  • Location: East Valley Institute of Technology
    Health & Sciences Building Auditorium
    1601 West Main Street (Main St. between Dobson & Alma School)
    Mesa, AZ 85201

The Central Mesa extension is a 3.1-mile light rail extension from Sycamore to Mesa Drive. Construction activities are underway and include relocation of utilities, roadway improvements and widening, and installation of track. For more information on the project, go to 

For additional information or to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities at this meeting, please contact Rob Antoniak at 602-495-8209 or 

.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. In fiscal year 2012, total ridership for the system was71 million passengers. 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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