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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Provide Input on the Tempe Streetcar Project

TEMPE, AZ - Valley Metro and the city of Tempe will host an informational meeting to update the public on the Tempe Streetcar project and receive input on the Environmental Assessment (EA).

The streetcar travels on Rio Salado Parkway from the Marina Heights development west to Mill Avenue. It makes a downtown loop on Mill and Ash avenues and continues south to Apache Boulevard and east to Dorsey Lane where it connects with the Apache Blvd/Dorsey Ln station. The EA evaluates the potential impacts to the neighboring environment including noise and vibration, traffic and parking, historical and archaeological resources.   

Comments on the EA draft report will be accepted through September 18, 2015.

Wednesday, September 2
6 – 8 p.m.
Tempe Transportation Center
Don Cassano Room
200 E. 5th Street, Tempe

For additional information, to submit comments in writing, or to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Anne Kurtenbach at 602.523.6008/TTY 602.251.2039 or For project information, visit

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 Fiscal Year 2015, total ridership for the system was 71 million passengers. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Seven light rail extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 66-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, 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             
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