Valley Metro and Phoenix are asking residents to provide their feedback on a recommended light rail route for the Maryvale area in west Phoenix.
The West Phoenix High-Capacity Transit Alternatives Analysis will study how to improve high-capacity transit in the high-transit usage area, according to Valley Metro.
The plan has recommended a light rail route from Central Avenue west on Indian School Road, south on 75th Avenue and west on Thomas Road.
Phoenix light rail extensions and adjustments are set to go forward despite a lack of funding in the new Proposition 400.
Local leaders say two Phoenix light rail extensions will proceed, despite Arizona lawmakers’ ban on funding for them in a regional transportation tax proposal that Maricopa County residents will vote on this November.
The regional half-cent sales tax, known as Proposition 400, funds Valley highways, roads and public transportation. Mayors across Maricopa County approved a plan to allocate some of the half-cent sales tax to light rail extensions but needed legislative approval before submitting the proposition to county voters.
Valley Metro announced that the project team will conduct two public meetings and hold an open public comment period to collect input on the recommended transit route and mode for west Phoenix. Both meetings will feature identical presentation materials and will be available in both English and Spanish.
The digital flyer with more information can be viewed here.
Meetings will be held on the following dates
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023 (virtual)
Join online at valley-metro.webex.com
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023 (in person)
6501 W. Virginia Ave., Phoenix
Republic reporter Taylor Seely contributed to this article.