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Mon, Jun 3, 2013

Valley Metro Hosts Meeting to Discuss Gilbert Road Draft EA Report

Valley Metro will hold a public meeting to discuss the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Gilbert Road light rail extension, which will add light rail service on Main Street from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road. The EA is a report of the effects that a proposed project may have on the local environment including land use, economic development, traffic and utility impacts, noise and vibration, historical properties and visual concerns. Staff will be available at the meeting to answer questions. Public comment on the draft report is requested through July 13, 2013.


Date:  Thursday, June 13
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Mesa Church of Christ – Fellowship Hall
            1223 E. Dana Avenue (1/4 mile south of Main Street)

Copies of the report are also available at the following locations:
• Main Mesa Library – 64 E. First St., Mesa
• Valley Metro – 101 N. 1st Ave., Suite 1300, Phoenix
For additional information or to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Alex Albert at 602-322-4492/TTY 602-251-2039 or For more information, go to

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 calendar year 2012, total ridership for the system was 72.5 million passengers—an increase of 3.8 percent over 2011. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Six light rail extensions are planned or under construction 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. 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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