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    Can Phoenix Reinvent Itself as a Transit City?
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013
    by Angie Schmitt

    Perhaps no other city in the country has the reputation for sprawl that Phoenix does, and it is well deserved. This is a city built around the car — until 2008, sprawling suburban housing in Maricopa County was the driving force of the regional economy.

    Phoenix got a rude awakening in 2008, when the housing crash came. That same year, however, two fateful events occurred: The city’s light rail system opened and Arizona State University started its School of Sustainability. And out of that symbiosis, Reinvent Phoenix was born.

    READ MORE: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2013/06/11/can-phoenix-reinvent-itself-as-a-transit-city/



    Citizen panel to draft light-rail growth plan
    Caitlin McGlade, The Republic | azcentral.com 6:59 p.m. MST August 13, 2014

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants to triple Metro light rail’s mileage over the next 30 years. But to do that, the city would likely need to go back to voters to fund it.

    READ MORE: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/08/12/phoenix-mayor-stanton-wants-expand-light-rail/13957029/



    South Phoenix Light Rail Expansion One Step Closer Thanks to Federal Grant
    By Matthew Hendley Mon., Sep. 15 2014

    Phoenix’s Public Transit Department scored a federal grant that city leaders see as a big step toward expanding light rail into South Phoenix.

    READ MORE: http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2014/09/south_phoenix_light_rail_expansion_one_step_closer_thanks_to_federal_grant.php



    Valley Metro: Development along light rail tops $8 billion
    Jul 28, 2015, 10:41am MST
    Eric Jay Toll

    Development driven by light rail now tops $8.2 billion, with nearly $5 billion in Phoenix alone along the 20-mile route, according to data compiled by Valley Metro and announced today by a coterie of local mayors. The construction data is for projects open or under construction within a half mile of light rail stations. The new data do not count proposed projects or projects completed prior to light rail construction’s 2005 start.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2015/07/28/valley-metro-development-alonglight-rail-tops-8.html



    Why you don’t see more vacant lots along light-rail route
    Catherine Reagor, The Republic
    MST August 28, 2015

    The next time you ride light rail or drive along the many main streets it chugs down from Phoenix to Mesa, imagine as many as 25 more vacant lots and empty, rundown buildings along the route. One of those empty lots would have been on the southwest corner of First Avenue and Roosevelt Street.

    That prime corner in downtown Phoenix had been vacant for more than 50 years. MetroWest Development had to move utility and water lines, narrow a street by a lane and close a short, one-way street before it could start construction on the [email protected] apartments earlier this year.

    READ MORE: http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/real-estate/catherine-reagor/2015/08/28/phoenix-light-rail-route-projects/71275354/



    Celebrations planned as light rail extension opens
    Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 4:00 pm
    By Shelley Ridenour, Tribune

    The red carpet is getting rolled out in downtown Mesa on Aug. 22 as the community celebrates the first extension of the light rail system in the Valley.

    READ MORE: http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/article_bd1faea0-46a6-11e5-8129-7f0abed27a6e.html

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