August 28, 2019, 8am PDT
An election to decide the fate of public transit planning in the city of Phoenix captured national attention as a bellwether for public opinion. Unofficial results have public transit winning with plenty of votes to spare.
August 22, 2019, 12pm PDT
Voters in Phoenix are already casting ballots in an election to be decided next week. Proposition 105 would end planned light extensions, and Proposition 106 would cap city spending.
July 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Three major public transit projects in the western United States received a major infusion of funding from the federal government this week.
March 25, 2019, 8am PDT
Locally generated sales tax revenue will no longer fund a planned light rail extension in west Phoenix.
February 7, 2019, 11am PST
Anti-light rail activists gathered enough signatures to qualify a controversial measure on the August ballot.
January 24, 2019, 2pm PST
Three votes and several long-range transit plans should have sufficiently insulated transit plans in Phoenix from obstructionist tactics, according to the opinion piece.
December 30, 2018, 11am PST
A big feature story celebrates the first ten years of Valley Metro Rail.
December 2, 2018, 5am PST
It was a big week for long-awaited transit funding from the Federal Transit Administration.
September 26, 2018, 10am PDT
Transit advocates are saying the Koch Brothers are responsible for a sudden outbreak of controversy surrounding the South Central Light Rail Extension in Phoenix.
January 23, 2018, 10am PST
Checking in with the South Central light rail extension that will add six miles and 11 stations of light rail transit serviced in Phoenix.
January 11, 2018, 2pm PST
The non-profit Ability360 worked with members of its community, not only to advocate for a new light rail station, but to design a station that would fit the disabled community's needs.
April 12, 2017, 12pm PDT
Valley Metro announced a suite of bus service improvements this month, with even more potentially on the way later this year.
January 19, 2017, 9am PST
A light rail extension that will reach South Phoenix took a crucial step forward last week.
August 27, 2015, 6am PDT
Phoenix voters, by 55 percent according to preliminary results, chose to increase their sales tax from .4 to .7 percent on Tuesday, continuing until 2051 to pay for $17 billion in transportation improvements.
August 24, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Valley Metro Rail system launched a new light rail extension over the weekend that connects the city of Mesa into Phoenix, Tempe and to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
July 29, 2015, 7am PDT
On August 25, voters in Phoenix and Maricopa County will determine the outcome of Proposition 104, a transportation sales tax measure that would raise $17 billion for a wide variety of transportation improvements, including extended light rail.