Phoenix Wants to Triple its Light Rail Mileage

Hot on the heals of studies about residents ditching their cars and a new complete streets ordinance, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is setting lofty goals for new transit capacity.
August 15, 2014, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants to triple Metro light rail's mileage over the next 30 years. But do to [sic] that, the city would likely need to go back to voters to fund it," reports Caitlin McGlade.

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters will head a committee "to draft light-rail expansions and street and bus improvements so they can bring it to voters next year." The effort already has a website to solicit feedback about the future of public transportation in Phoenix.

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Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in AZ Central
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