Mesa

Valley Metro and the city of Mesa have initiated an Alternatives Analysis (AA) study to evaluate high capacity transit options in a corridor that would connect riders from the current light rail system on Main Street to areas within the Fiesta District.

Valley Metro and the City of Mesa, in coordination with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), conducted the Fiesta District Alternatives Analysis (FDAA) study to evaluate potential high-capacity transit (HCT) improvements in west Mesa. The study examined different HCT modes, specifically light rail, enhanced bus and modern streetcar.

The FDAA study serves as a follow-up to the 2017 Fiesta Downtown Chandler Transit Corridor Study, a technical analysis that identified the feasibility of a future HCT route in west Mesa.  The study was concluded in Summer 2020.

The results of the FDAA study will help the City of Mesa plan transit improvements in west Mesa and provide the building blocks to prioritize transit improvements along the recommended corridor.

This report summarizes the study’s methodology, the recommended corridor and next steps to realize HCT along this corridor. The final report is avaialble on this page under Info & Resources menu on the sidebar.

Valley Metro, in partnership with cities of Chandler and Mesa, and the town of Gilbert, recently completed a study which identified potential land use adjustments and transit investments, including local bus service and high capacity transit to meet anticipated demand for public transportation. The study recommended conducting further analysis of a corridor from the existing light rail line in downtown Mesa, south along Dobson Road and east on Southern Avenue, ending at either Country Club Drive or extending farther south on Country Club Drive to end at Baseline Road. Study of a potential Phase II that would extend to Germann Road was also recommended.

Valley Metro and the City of Mesa, in coordination with the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), conducted the Fiesta District Alternatives Analysis (FDAA) study to evaluate potential high-capacity transit (HCT) improvements in west Mesa. The study examined different HCT modes, specifically light rail, enhanced bus and modern streetcar.

The FDAA study serves as a follow-up to the 2017 Fiesta Downtown Chandler Transit Corridor Study, a technical analysis that identified the feasibility of a future HCT route in west Mesa.  The study was concluded in Summer 2020.

The results of the FDAA study will help the City of Mesa plan transit improvements in west Mesa and provide the building blocks to prioritize transit improvements along the recommended corridor.

This report summarizes the study’s methodology, the recommended corridor and next steps to realize HCT along this corridor. The final report is avaialble on this page under Info & Resources menu on the sidebar.

Valley Metro, in partnership with cities of Chandler and Mesa, and the town of Gilbert, recently completed a study which identified potential land use adjustments and transit investments, including local bus service and high capacity transit to meet anticipated demand for public transportation. The study recommended conducting further analysis of a corridor from the existing light rail line in downtown Mesa, south along Dobson Road and east on Southern Avenue, ending at either Country Club Drive or extending farther south on Country Club Drive to end at Baseline Road. Study of a potential Phase II that would extend to Germann Road was also recommended.

Project Contact

Victoria Bray

Community Outreach Coordinator

(602) 495-8284