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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.

"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.

Full Story: Phoenix Mayor Stanton wants to triple light-rail route

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