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  • Valley Metro seeks input on Capitol/I-10 West Light Rail Extension

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    May 20, 2020

    Virtual public meeting materials available beginning next week


    PHOENIX-- Valley Metro invites the public to attend an online public meeting for the latest update on the Capitol/I-10 West Extension. The light rail extension will ultimately connect riders from the current Valley Metro Rail system to the state capitol and west Phoenix.


    The online presentation will include an overview of the preferred downtown route based on feedback gathered from the public in January 2020. Additional comments will be requested regarding the type of transit for the section between the state capitol and 79th Avenue, and whether the route should be extended from 79th Avenue to Desert Sky Mall.


    The meeting materials can be accessed at any time from May 27 through June 30, 2020 by visiting valleymetro.org/capitol.


    • All meeting information will be provided in English and Spanish.
    • Participants will be prompted to provide their comments and feedback within the online platform.  
    • Questions or comments may be submitted in either language.
    • Comments can also be submitted verbally during a call-in meeting on June 16 from 6-7 p.m. or June 20 from 10 to 11 a.m.



    About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of 28 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2019, total ridership for the system was 64 million passengers. Six high capacity transit extensions are under construction that will create a 50-mile system by 2030. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. In October 2017, the Boards approved a “Respect the Ride” Code of Conduct, focusing on creating a safe and positive rider experience, while also discouraging disruptive, intrusive, unsafe or inappropriate behaviors in a public setting. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visiting valleymetro.org.

    Madeline Phipps
    (602) 322-4492