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Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Valley Metro Hosts Public Meeting on Tempe Streetcar

PHOENIX, AZ – Valley Metro is hosting a public meeting to give an update and request input on recommendations for the modified Tempe Streetcar route, stop locations and traffic configuration. The three-mile proposed Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) includes a one-mile downtown counter-clockwise loop on Mill and Ash avenues connecting to bi-directional service along Apache Boulevard and Rio Salado Parkway.

Public Open House
Monday, December 1

6 - 8 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - presentation
Tempe Transportation Center
Don Cassano Room
200 E. Fifth Street
Tempe (map)

Tempe Streetcar is a long-term investment that can serve future high-density development while providing enhanced mobility for the region. The project is identified in the Regional Transportation Plan approved by voters in 2004 with the passage of Proposition 400. In April 2013, the Federal Transit Administration approved Valley Metro to enter Project Development under the Small Starts program, marking the first step in receiving federal project approval and ultimately federal funds to build the extension.

For additional information or to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Terry Gruver at 602-744-5546/TTY 602-251-2039 or tgruver@valleymetro.org. For more information, go to valleymetro.org/tempestreetcar.

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 2014, total ridership for the system was 72 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 60-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 valleymetro.org.
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