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Fri, Apr 27, 2012

Public Meeting to Review West Valley Rail Connection

PHOENIX, AZ — After several years of study and community feedback, METRO has reached recommendations for the route and transit mode for the Phoenix West high-capacity transit extension.  METRO welcomes the community to review study recommendations and provide, in particular, feedback on the route that could take light rail from downtown Phoenix, through the State Capitol area to eventually connect with the I-10 West freeway.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
6 – 8 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
St. Matthew Catholic Church and School
320 N. 20th Dr., Phoenix

The Phoenix West study was initiated in 2007 and has evaluated a range of alternatives to provide enhanced transit service to the West Valley.  In 2008, light rail was approved in the I-10 West freeway corridor.  Further evaluation was conducted to determine where in the freeway corridor and how does the service then connect to the existing light rail line.  The recommendations being presented perform the highest in such categories as improving regional mobility, supporting local neighborhoods and stimulating economic development.

For additional information or to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities at this meeting, please contact Alex Albert at (602) 980-0913/TTY (602) 251-2039 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

More information on Phoenix West can be found 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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