Building a Better Phoenix

Valley Metro Rail

Light Rail Plans Survive Election Challenge in Phoenix

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 28, 2019 - Arizona Republic

Phoenix Light Rail

Scoop: Koch Brothers Connections to Phoenix Anti-Transit Initiative Revealed

New evidence reveals the deep involvement of Koch Industries funding in the Phoenix anti-light rail campaign.

August 7, 2019 - Phoenix New Times

Valley Metro Rail

Court: Phoenix Transit Spending Initiative Stays on the Ballot

The whole idea of public transit will be up for reconsideration in Phoenix on August 27.

July 29, 2019 - AP via ABC 15

Valley Metro

Voters Could End Approved Light Rail Projects in Phoenix

The future of light rail in Phoenix is in voters' hands.

April 16, 2019 - Arizona Central

Valley Metro

Phoenix City Council Shifts Voter-Approved Light Rail Project Funding to Roads

Locally generated sales tax revenue will no longer fund a planned light rail extension in west Phoenix.

March 25, 2019 - Arizona Republic

Phoenix Region Public Transit

Ballot Initiative Could Erase Phoenix Light Rail Extension Plans

Anti-light rail activists gathered enough signatures to qualify a controversial measure on the August ballot.

February 7, 2019 - Arizona Republic

Thomas/Central Avenue Station

As Phoenix Light Rail Extension Debate Devolves, Questions About Funding

Transit advocates are saying the Koch Brothers are responsible for a sudden outbreak of controversy surrounding the South Central Light Rail Extension in Phoenix.

September 26, 2018 - Arizona Republic

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