METRO Close to Recommendation for Tempe South Expansion September 16th, 2010
|September 23, 2010|
|6:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
Talk of the Tempe South expansion plans has been going on since before METRO light rail opened in December of 2008. Since then, we have seen a ton of changes and have seen transit ridership continue to evolve in the area. On September 23rd, METRO will present their â€œpreliminary staff recommendationsâ€ for the Tempe South corridor. The Tempe South Transit Study has mentioned Bus Rapid Transit along Rural Road and a Modern Streetcar option at the Mill Avenue District. Originally, the Modern Streetcar was to head South on Mill from the station at 3rd street but a fairly recent idea for a route along Ash Avenue has emerged.
METRO will have a public meeting at MADCAP on the 23rd where people can get more information. Comments about the Tempe South study are appreciated and can be left here. The decisions made during these meetings have long term impact on the entire area so if you have opinions, you should probably pay attention… –Â FromÂ RailLife
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
NOTE: At the suggestion of ARPA’s Bill Lindley, the Ash Avenue alignment was added.Â This will serve the Tempe Depot and future regional rail trains to Wickenburg, Tucson, and Los Angeles.
2010-09 Board Meeting August 22nd, 2010
|September 18, 2010|
|9:00 am||to||12:00 pm|
The ARPA Board will again meet at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club for breakfast. ARPA members and guests are invited to attend. RSVP 480.947.5710.
Great SW Toy Train Expo August 22nd, 2010
|November 27, 2010 9:00 am||to||November 28, 2010 5:00 pm|
ARPA will be exhibiting at this event, formerly known as the â€œTurkey Meet,â€ which moves to a new, larger venue at the Mesa Convention Center this year.
If you can help by staffing our table for a couple hours, RSVP to 480.947.5710 or president Rob Bohannan. No advance training necessary.
2010 Rail Fair August 22nd, 2010
|October 9, 2010||to||October 10, 2010|
ARPA will be exhibiting at this year’s Rail Fair at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale.
If you can help us by staffing our booth for a couple hours, please call 480.947.5710 or president Rob Bohannan and let us know. No advance training required.
The Rail Fair:
All Aboard!Â This free event features model train displays and exhibits, moonwalks, and other entertainment.Â Free tours through the Roald Amundsen Pullman car, a former presidential car.Â Many of the parkâ€™s seldom seen railroad equipment will be on display.Â Train ride is $2.00 and carousel ride is $1.00 each.Â Children under three ride free with a paying adult Saturday & Sunday, October 9 â€“ 10, 10am â€“ 5pm
2010-09 Membership Breakfast August 22nd, 2010
|September 4, 2010|
|9:00 am||to||12:00 pm|
Join fellow ARPA members and friends for informal train talk and fun. We have also invited the Phoenix Trolley Museum membership.
Cooked-to-order American breakfasts and good coffee at very reasonable prices.
At the Athenian Express â€” http://www.athenianexpressaz.com
814 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2003
One block south of METROâ€™s Roosevelt station.