South Central Extension public meeting

Valley Metro and the city of Phoenix invite the public to a final design and pre-construction update on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project.

Public meetings will be held on the following dates:

Saturday, September 21
9 – 10:30 a.m.

Spanish presentation
South Mountain Community Center
212 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
South Mountain Community Center
212 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix

Tuesday, September 24
6 – 7:30 p.m.

South Mountain Community Center
212 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix

Wednesday, September 25
6 – 7:30 p.m.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
415 E. Grant St., Phoenix

Thursday, September 26
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Downtown, 3rd floor
132 S. Central Ave., Phoenix

Attendees will be able to view the final design for the project’s 5.5 miles of track and 9 new stations, as well as learn about upcoming construction activities. Additionally, information will be provided about continuing community engagement programs, business assistance and public art elements.

The presentation and materials will be the same at each meeting and translation into English or Spanish will be available at all meetings.

About the South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub:

With the voter-approved Transportation 2050 citywide transportation plan, the timeline for the South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub is advanced by 11 years. The extension will connect to the light rail system in downtown Phoenix and travel south to Baseline Road. With nine new stations and art elements, the 5.5-mile expansion links South Phoenix to other areas of the Valley. The project includes a transit hub in downtown Phoenix, which supports improved access to education, entertainment and employment centers around the Valley. Valley Metro is collaborating with 18 artists to design art installations throughout the extension. Construction activities begin in 2019.

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 28 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2019, total ridership for the system was 64 million passengers. Six high capacity transit extensions are under construction that will create a 50-mile system by 2030. 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. In October 2017, the Boards approved a “Respect the Ride” Code of Conduct, focusing on creating a safe and positive rider experience, while also discouraging disruptive, intrusive, unsafe or inappropriate behaviors in a public setting. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visiting valleymetro.org.