Phoenix

The 1.4-mile Capitol Extension will connect with the existing Valley Metro Rail system in downtown Phoenix to the State Capitol.

The 1.4-mile Capitol Extension will connect the existing Valley Metro Rail system in downtown Phoenix to the Arizona State Capitol.

The Capitol Extension was originally known as "Phase I" of the Capitol/I-10 West Extension, approved by the Phoenix City Council and Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors in 2016.

Phase II of that project, now called the I-10 West Extension, will extend west from the Capitol, primarily running along Interstate-10. For additional information on the I-10 West Extension, visit valleymetro.org/10west.

Preliminary engineering (PE) work is underway to develop preliminary construction plans and technical specifications for the light rail extension. Please look at the fact sheet for current project next steps.

The Capitol Extension was originally known as "Phase I" of the Capitol/I-10 West Extension, approved by the Phoenix City Council and Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors in 2016.This project is part of voter-approved initiative.  Learn more about T-2050 here.

1978: I-10 median designated for transit

2000: Voters pass Phoenix Transit Plan

2004: Voters pass Regional Transportation Plan, which includes 11-mile West Phoenix transit corridor

2007: Alternatives analysis and public input began

2008: Downtown and Mainline community working groups formed

2012: Environmental Assessment began; public involvement continues; Locally Preferred Alternative approved

2015: Voters pass Transportation 2050 plan

2016: Phoenix City Council approves two-phase project; Phase 1 (downtown section) is reevaluated

2017: South Central / Downtown Hub provides opportunity to re-examine Phase I options

2019: Phoenix City Council asks Valley Metro to gather additional public input on new proposed routes and phasing

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map with corridor running west on Washington St to Adams St, south on 19th Avenue and east on Jefferson St.

The 1.4-mile Capitol Extension will connect the existing Valley Metro Rail system in downtown Phoenix to the Arizona State Capitol.

The Capitol Extension was originally known as "Phase I" of the Capitol/I-10 West Extension, approved by the Phoenix City Council and Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors in 2016.

Phase II of that project, now called the I-10 West Extension, will extend west from the Capitol, primarily running along Interstate-10. For additional information on the I-10 West Extension, visit valleymetro.org/10west.

Preliminary engineering (PE) work is underway to develop preliminary construction plans and technical specifications for the light rail extension. Please look at the fact sheet for current project next steps.

The Capitol Extension was originally known as "Phase I" of the Capitol/I-10 West Extension, approved by the Phoenix City Council and Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors in 2016.This project is part of voter-approved initiative.  Learn more about T-2050 here.

1978: I-10 median designated for transit

2000: Voters pass Phoenix Transit Plan

2004: Voters pass Regional Transportation Plan, which includes 11-mile West Phoenix transit corridor

2007: Alternatives analysis and public input began

2008: Downtown and Mainline community working groups formed

2012: Environmental Assessment began; public involvement continues; Locally Preferred Alternative approved

2015: Voters pass Transportation 2050 plan

2016: Phoenix City Council approves two-phase project; Phase 1 (downtown section) is reevaluated

2017: South Central / Downtown Hub provides opportunity to re-examine Phase I options

2019: Phoenix City Council asks Valley Metro to gather additional public input on new proposed routes and phasing

map with corridor running west on Washington St to Adams St, south on 19th Avenue and east on Jefferson St.