On Wednesday: Meet the artists on the Northwest Phase II Extension

Valley Metro and the city of Phoenix invite you to meet the artists who will develop public art along the Northwest Phase II Light Rail Extension. The Northwest Phase II Extension will extend light rail west from 19th Ave/Dunlap to the Metrocenter Mall area. Art will be featured at stations and power facilities along the 1.5-mile extension. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with the artists and learn more about how they will work with the community to develop their concepts. 

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Meet with South Central Extension staff during Community Office hours

The South Central Extension Community Office is open. Visitors are welcome during the following times:

  • Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-1p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday, 1-5 p.m.

During office hours or by appointment, community members and business owners will be able to visit with project staff to ask questions and learn more about the extension, or get more information on upcoming business assistance programs. To make an appointment, call the office at 602-687-8585.

Valley Metro donates computers to local families

Dozens of Families Near the Gilbert Road Extension to Receive Free Computer 

Valley Metro, in partnership with Cox Communications and Mesa Public Schools, distributed close to 70 computers and Cox internet service to pre-qualified students and families at Holmes and Lincoln elementary schools. The internet service is provided through Cox’s Connect2Compete program. In total, families in the Mesa Public Schools have received over 140 computers and Cox internet services through the generous partnership.

Bus operator moonlights as Cupid

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, one Valley Metro employee is transitioning from a full time bus operator to a singing Cupid when he’s not behind the wheel of a Valley Metro bus.

Roy Murray has been a Valley Metro bus operator for 12 years. As a full-fledged people person and entertainer, he has combined his passion for people and performance by being a member of the East Valley Barbershop Quartet.

Last call for Design a Transit Wrap entries

Valley Metro is now accepting entries for the 18th Annual Design a Transit Wrap Contest. The contest encourages high school students to create artwork that promotes public transit from their point of view. The winning design will become a vehicle wrap on a bus and train for an entire year. The deadline is Friday, February 16. To learn more about the contest and how to enter, click here.