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Tue, Nov 27, 2012

Update on Northwest Light Rail Extension

Phoenix, AZ (November 19, 2012) Valley Metro invites the community to attend a public meeting that will provide updates on the Northwest Extension of light rail. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the final design, see the draft construction schedule and learn about business assistance programs. Officials from Valley Metro, the city of Phoenix and construction contractors, Sundt/Stacy and Witbeck, will be available to answer questions. Residents and businesses have a choice of two dates:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
6 – 8 p.m. (Presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Orangewood Elementary School Cafeteria
7337 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix (19th Avenue between Northern and Glendale)

Thursday, November 29, 2012
6 – 8 p.m. (Presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.)
Richard E. Miller School Cafeteria
2021 W. Alice Avenue, Phoenix (19th Avenue between Northern and Dunlap)

The 3.2-mile extension will travel north from Bethany Home Road along 19th Avenue to Dunlap Avenue, opening in late 2015/early 2016. For more information on the project, go to

For additional information or to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities at these meetings, please contact Carla Kahn at 602-744-5552 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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