Phoenix

The South Central Light Rail Extension will connect with the current light rail system in downtown Phoenix and operate south to Baseline Road. 

Click here to view the South Central Light Rail Community Meetings Questions and Answers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting the South Central Extension project page. All documents, presentations and videos shared at the South Central Light Rail Community Meetings are available on this page. To view the materials, click on selected items to the right under Online South Central Light Rail Community Meeting.

Valley Metro and city of Phoenix hosted six community meetings to discuss the South Central Light Rail Extension. Information was provided about the project, with a focus on the differences between two-lane and four-lane street designs. An independent facilitator is creating a report to recap the meetings, which will include community comments. The report will be provided to Phoenix City Councilmembers prior to their meeting on Wednesday, September 26. At that meeting, the Council is expected to vote on the current 2-lane design or 4-lane concept. 


 

We're excited to announce that the South Central Extension Community Office hours are extended. We hope you'll stop by during the hours listed below to learn more about the project, meet the team, and provide your feedback.

South Central Extension Community Office

5040 S. Central Ave., Phoenix (Central Ave/Roeser Rd)

  • Monday-Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m.-noon

We’re available by appointment, too! Just call us at (602) 687-8585 or email us at southcentral@valleymetro.org. Public meetings will also begin next month. Stay tuned for meeting details.


The South Central Extension is in the design phase.

  • Valley Metro will survey the South Central Extension to identify locations of underground utilities. Surveying will cover the entire light rail alignment from Baseline Road to the downtown area with an expected ending period in early 2019. 
  • There are current job openings to join the South Central Extension team. Learn more about the available positions.
  • Congratulations to the following local students who successfully completed the South Central Extension Summer Internship Program:
    • Daniela, Franklin Police and Fire High School
    • Janae, South Mountain High School
    • Jouselyn, NFL Yet College Prep Academy 
    • Micayla, Mountain Pointe High School
    • Naty'a, McClintock High School
South Central Extension interns at board meeting

What is the South Central Extension?

The extension will connect with the current light rail system in downtown Phoenix, and operate south to Baseline Road. The expansion adds new stations, track, and art elements to the project, and will make the unique offerings of South Phoenix more accessible to people around the Valley; attracting new customers, businesses and jobs to the area. The project also includes a transit hub in downtown Phoenix, improving access to educational opportunities, entertainment and employment centers around the Valley. With the voter-approved Transportation 2050 citywide transportation plan, the timeline for the South Central Light Rail Extension was advanced by 11 years. In January 2016, the Phoenix City Council approved advancing the opening date of the South Central Light Rail Extension from 2034 to 2023. Learn more about T2050.

The South Central corridor is one of seven project areas identified by the U.S. Department of Transportation for inclusion in its Ladders of Opportunity Transportation Empowerment Pilot (LadderSTEP) program. The LadderSTEP Pilot program aims to build and restore connections, develop workforce capacity, and catalyze neighborhood revitalization through planned transportation projects.

 

Central Ave - South Phoenix

The South Central Extension Community Office is open at 5040 S. Central Ave, Phoenix.

Visit us during our new office hours:
Monday - Wednesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday- 9 a.m.-noon

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 and the city of Phoenix opened the South Central Extension Community Office on Monday, February 26. Conveniently located along the future light rail extension, the office provides the community another way to connect with members of the project team.

“This is your office,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to the South Central Phoenix community at the ribbon cutting ceremony. “Any questions you have about this project just call or pop right in.” 

Valley Metro and city of Phoenix kept a strong focus on staying local when creating the office. The office space is leased by a local property owner, a local contractor completed the renovations, the furniture is from the furniture store next door, and the eye-catching exterior mural was created by a Phoenix artist.

“This truly is a partnership,” said Scott Smith, Valley Metro CEO. “Not just with Valley Metro and the city of Phoenix, but with the community.”

View more photos of the office opening at flickr.com/valleymetro.

Woman looking at design in South Central Extension Community Office

Thank you for visiting the South Central Extension project page. All documents, presentations and videos shared at the South Central Light Rail Community Meetings are available on this page. To view the materials, click on selected items to the right under Online South Central Light Rail Community Meeting.

Valley Metro and city of Phoenix hosted six community meetings to discuss the South Central Light Rail Extension. Information was provided about the project, with a focus on the differences between two-lane and four-lane street designs. An independent facilitator is creating a report to recap the meetings, which will include community comments. The report will be provided to Phoenix City Councilmembers prior to their meeting on Wednesday, September 26. At that meeting, the Council is expected to vote on the current 2-lane design or 4-lane concept. 


 

We're excited to announce that the South Central Extension Community Office hours are extended. We hope you'll stop by during the hours listed below to learn more about the project, meet the team, and provide your feedback.

South Central Extension Community Office

5040 S. Central Ave., Phoenix (Central Ave/Roeser Rd)

  • Monday-Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m.-noon

We’re available by appointment, too! Just call us at (602) 687-8585 or email us at southcentral@valleymetro.org. Public meetings will also begin next month. Stay tuned for meeting details.


The South Central Extension is in the design phase.

  • Valley Metro will survey the South Central Extension to identify locations of underground utilities. Surveying will cover the entire light rail alignment from Baseline Road to the downtown area with an expected ending period in early 2019. 
  • There are current job openings to join the South Central Extension team. Learn more about the available positions.
  • Congratulations to the following local students who successfully completed the South Central Extension Summer Internship Program:
    • Daniela, Franklin Police and Fire High School
    • Janae, South Mountain High School
    • Jouselyn, NFL Yet College Prep Academy 
    • Micayla, Mountain Pointe High School
    • Naty'a, McClintock High School
South Central Extension interns at board meeting

What is the South Central Extension?

The extension will connect with the current light rail system in downtown Phoenix, and operate south to Baseline Road. The expansion adds new stations, track, and art elements to the project, and will make the unique offerings of South Phoenix more accessible to people around the Valley; attracting new customers, businesses and jobs to the area. The project also includes a transit hub in downtown Phoenix, improving access to educational opportunities, entertainment and employment centers around the Valley. With the voter-approved Transportation 2050 citywide transportation plan, the timeline for the South Central Light Rail Extension was advanced by 11 years. In January 2016, the Phoenix City Council approved advancing the opening date of the South Central Light Rail Extension from 2034 to 2023. Learn more about T2050.

The South Central corridor is one of seven project areas identified by the U.S. Department of Transportation for inclusion in its Ladders of Opportunity Transportation Empowerment Pilot (LadderSTEP) program. The LadderSTEP Pilot program aims to build and restore connections, develop workforce capacity, and catalyze neighborhood revitalization through planned transportation projects.

 

Central Ave - South Phoenix

The South Central Extension Community Office is open at 5040 S. Central Ave, Phoenix.

Visit us during our new office hours:
Monday - Wednesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday- 9 a.m.-noon

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 and the city of Phoenix opened the South Central Extension Community Office on Monday, February 26. Conveniently located along the future light rail extension, the office provides the community another way to connect with members of the project team.

“This is your office,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to the South Central Phoenix community at the ribbon cutting ceremony. “Any questions you have about this project just call or pop right in.” 

Valley Metro and city of Phoenix kept a strong focus on staying local when creating the office. The office space is leased by a local property owner, a local contractor completed the renovations, the furniture is from the furniture store next door, and the eye-catching exterior mural was created by a Phoenix artist.

“This truly is a partnership,” said Scott Smith, Valley Metro CEO. “Not just with Valley Metro and the city of Phoenix, but with the community.”

View more photos of the office opening at flickr.com/valleymetro.

Woman looking at design in South Central Extension Community Office

Project Contacts

Contact a Community Outreach Coordinator to receive project updates:

Julie Cruz Gilfillan

Downtown - Lincoln
Community Outreach Coordinator

(602) 495-8274

Julie Smith

Lincoln - Broadway
Community Outreach Coordinator

(602) 744-5563

Alexis Hermosillo

Broadway - Baseline
Community Outreach Coordinator

(602) 523-6039

Flor D. Mason

Business Assistance Program Coordinator

(602) 523-6032