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Wed, Jun 6, 2012

Public Meeting: Transit Study to Review South Central Options

PHOENIX, AZ — METRO will hold a public meeting to discuss the South Central Corridor Study, a study of alternatives to provide enhanced transit service to South Central Phoenix.
 
At Thursday’s public meeting, METRO will provide information about the study process and possible alternatives for future transit routes in the area between 7th Avenue on the west, 7th Street on the east, Washington Street on the north, and Dobbins Road on the south. There will be a presentation at 6:30 p.m., followed by an opportunity for questions and comments.
 
Thursday, June 7, 2012
6 – 8 p.m.; presentation at 6:30 p.m.
South Mountain Community Center
Century Room
212 E. Alta Vista Rd.
 
The South Central Corridor Study, formally known as an Alternatives Analysis (AA), is an 18 – 24 month evaluation of several high-capacity transit modes – including light rail, bus rapid transit and modern streetcar – and routes to determine which will serve the community best.  It is the start of the federal process to eventually apply for capital funding.  Funding for the study is provided by a Federal Transit Administration grant with local match from the City of Phoenix.

For additional information or to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities at this meeting, please contact Alexandra Albert at 602-980-0913/TTY 602-251-2039 or aalbert@metrolightrail.org. Also contact Alexandra to be added to the South Central email distribution list.

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 45,000 riders per weekday.  It is also planning for six extensions that will create a 57-mile system by 2032.

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