Fiesta-Downtown Chandler Transit Corridor Study
The study area lies mainly in the cities of Chandler and Mesa, but also touches upon a part of the town of Gilbert. Multiple activity centers, including the historic downtown areas of Chandler and Mesa, and the Mesa Fiesta District are located within the study area. The 24-month study began in March 2015 and will conclude with a final report issued in spring 2017.
The goal of the Fiesta-Downtown Chandler Transit Corridor Study (FDCTCS) is to evaluate a variety of transit types and corridors to determine the appropriate transit option that will provide enhanced mobility in the study area. The cities of Chandler and Mesa, and the town of Gilbert have partnered to identify potential land use adjustments and transit investments, including enhanced local bus service and high capacity transit (e.g., bus rapid transit and light rail) appropriate in the short, mid- and long-term to meet the anticipated public transportation demand. The study will also identify the opportunities and challenges of advancing higher levels of transit service within the study area.