Phoenix

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

 

The South Central Extension is in the initial design phase and the project team is getting ready to open a community office.

  • The community is invited to attend the South Central Extension Community Office ribbon cutting at 8 a.m. or visit the community office open house until 5 p.m. on Feb. 26. For more information, click here
  • The Phoenix City Council approved a $50 million agreement to fund final design and pre-construction plans for the South Central Light Rail Extension Project, in April 2017.
  • The Phoenix City Council and Valley Metro Rail Board approved creating a transfer hub to allow convenient connections to the South Central Extension and future light rail lines. The hub will include four new stations.
  • The city of Phoenix, in partnership with Valley Metro, will launch an early action business assistance program in spring 2018. The program will provide additional resources to businesses to help them remain successful during construction.
  • Survey work will continue through early 2018 to gather utility data and complete various infrastructure inspections.

There are current job openings to join the South Central Extension team. To learn more about the available positions, click here. 

 

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.

In January 2016, the Phoenix City Council approved advancing the opening date of the South Central Light Rail Extension from 2034 to 2023. The advancement is funded through Transportation 2050 (T2050), a 35-year multi-modal transportation plan approved by Phoenix voters in August 2015. Click here to learn more about T2050.

 

The South Central Extension is in the initial design phase and the project team is getting ready to open a community office.

  • The community is invited to attend the South Central Extension Community Office ribbon cutting at 8 a.m. or visit the community office open house until 5 p.m. on Feb. 26. For more information, click here
  • The Phoenix City Council approved a $50 million agreement to fund final design and pre-construction plans for the South Central Light Rail Extension Project, in April 2017.
  • The Phoenix City Council and Valley Metro Rail Board approved creating a transfer hub to allow convenient connections to the South Central Extension and future light rail lines. The hub will include four new stations.
  • The city of Phoenix, in partnership with Valley Metro, will launch an early action business assistance program in spring 2018. The program will provide additional resources to businesses to help them remain successful during construction.
  • Survey work will continue through early 2018 to gather utility data and complete various infrastructure inspections.

There are current job openings to join the South Central Extension team. To learn more about the available positions, click here. 

 

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.

In January 2016, the Phoenix City Council approved advancing the opening date of the South Central Light Rail Extension from 2034 to 2023. The advancement is funded through Transportation 2050 (T2050), a 35-year multi-modal transportation plan approved by Phoenix voters in August 2015. Click here to learn more about T2050.

 

Upcoming Events

Feb
26
Mon

South Central Extension Community Office Opening

South Central Extension Community Office, Phoenix

Project Contact

Julie Cruz Gilfillan

Community Outreach Coordinator

(602) 495-8274