Editor's note: See our feature story on the Metro Light Rail system currently running on the front page of Progressive Engineer Magazine (www.ProgressiveEngineer.com)
Phoenix, Arizona's METRO received regional approval recently from the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) to move forward with 2.6-miles of modern streetcar that will run in the
“I’ve seen streetcar’s success as a public transit option and economic development generator during my time with TriMet, the regional transit agency in
Several study recommendations were made and approved by the Tempe City Council and METRO’s Board in November and MAG’s Regional Council at a recent meeting meeting. In addition to streetcar, the study calls for a bus rapid transit (BRT) line on
“The streetcar will connect a large number of our residents to light rail while creating an important connection between our neighborhoods and downtown,” says Tempe Councilmember and METRO Board member Shana Ellis. “The recently built streetcar projects in
The MAG action adds the project to the long-range transportation plan and transportation improvement program, which underwent an air quality conformity analysis in January. Also in 2011, METRO, working closely with the city of
For more information, including maps, collateral material and FAQs, on Tempe Streetcar, visit www.metrolightrail.org/tempesouth.