• Phoenix, Mesa and Glendale, AZ: Valley Metro Light Rail

  • General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.
General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.

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  by Jeff Smith
 
KJZZ.org:
Phoenix South Central Light Rail Project Gets $100 Million In Federal Funds

Valley Metro received a major federal investment Tuesday. The money will go toward the South Central Light Rail extension.

The Federal Transit Administration is allocating an initial $100 million to the extension. The project includes 5.5 miles of new rail lines connecting downtown Phoenix to the South Mountain Village area.
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  by CLamb
 
I've seen various news stories over the past few years questioning the safety (regarding crime--not operations) of Valley Metro Light Rail. Is there a problem with crime and unruly behavior?
  by Backshophoss
 
Last article on Valley Metro,was about a vote on continuing to build out the light rail system or stop completely.
The Koch Bros sponsored referendum was defeated!
Part of their tactics was to "play up" the spread of crime via mass transit. :( :P
  by Jeff Smith
 
Expansion: https://kjzz.org/content/1585591/valley ... st-phoenix
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The 10-mile stretch would connect downtown Phoenix to the park-and-ride at 79th Avenue just off Interstate 10. Using input from residents and the city, Valley Metro will evaluate a Phase I route along Washington Street from downtown west to the state Capitol. It’s expected to be completed by 2024.

The current design shows the Phase II route moving from 19th Avenue and Van Buren Street, along I-17, before connecting with I-10 and ending at 79th Avenue. Before COVID-19, Phase II was expected to be completed by 2030.
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