Providing Public Transportation
Alternatives for the Greater
Phoenix Metro Area


Project Details

Type:Extensions/New Service


Julie Cruz Gilfillan
Community Outreach Coordinator

South Central

South Central


Following the environmental approval from the Federal Transit Administration in early 2017, the South Central Extension is now beginning the initial design phase. The Valley Metro Board of Directors approved selection of AECOM as the project design team in May 2017, and Kiewit as the project construction contractor (Construction Manager at Risk) in June 2017. Click here to view the environmental assessment report.

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The five-mile project will connect with the current light rail system in downtown Phoenix and run south to Baseline Road. In January 2016, the Phoenix City Council approved accelerating segments of the future high-capacity/light rail transit system to advance into the Regional Transportation Plan, which includes the South Central light rail extension. With the acceleration, the South Central Extension will open in 2023 rather than 2034. The advancement will be funded through Transportation 2050 (T2050), a 35-year, multi-modal transportation plan approved by Phoenix voters in August 2015. Click here to learn more about T2050.


Event Schedule
Planning 2012-2017
Design 2017-2019
Construction 2019-2023
Opening 2023

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