Phoenix Light Rail Opening, 27 December December 25th, 2008
Come to Phoenix, Tempe, or Mesa for the Grand Opening of Valley Metro’s METRO Rail (Wikipedia article).Â The line begins operation at 8am on Saturday, 27 December 2008.
On display at 3d Street and Jefferson will be historic Phoenix Streetcar #116 (see the Phoenix Trolley Museum site).
Christmas Photos December 22nd, 2008
from California’s RailPAC comes a collection of Christmas photos from Phoenix, New Mexico, and California — here
Light-rail riders will get 5 free days October 18th, 2008
Mike Branom, East Valley Tribune, 15 October 2008
Commuters and the curious will have five days, rather than just two, to ride the Valley’s new light-rail line for free.
The board of directors for Metro, the agency responsible for the 20-mile line, voted unanimously Wednesday to push back the beginning of revenue operations from Dec. 29 until New Year’s Day…
Plans to expand light rail progress August 23rd, 2008
A plan to link south Tempe and parts of Chandler to the 20-mile light-rail starter line that weaves west from Mesa through Tempe and Phoenix is inching closer to completion…
The Tempe South Corridor Study is part of a two-year analysis of which routes and mass-transit options would offer the best connection to the current light-rail line… Last week, Jyme Sue McLaren, Tempe’s Deputy Public Works manager, updated the Tempe City Council on the study… based on community input and a technical analysis…
Options targeted for further analysis include bus-rapid transit or commuter rail on Union Pacific Railroad lines, bus-rapid transit in a lane shared with vehicles or modern streetcars on Mill Avenue or Kyrene Road and bus-rapid transit, light rail or modern streetcars on Rural Road…
Rest of the story in the Arizona Republic 20 August, 2008