Community Input Incorporated into Design of Phoenix Light Rail Extension

February 5, 2019
Valley Metro

Community Input Incorporated into Design of Phoenix Light Rail Extension

Three open house-style meetings on the South Central Extension in February

The city of Phoenix and Valley Metro are hosting three open house-style meetings to provide updates on the design of the South Central Light Rail Extension. Design elements including increased landscaped areas, bus pullouts and pedestrian crossings, have been incorporated based on community input.

All meetings will feature the same information about the project design, station art and career and student development programs being offered in South Phoenix.

Saturday, February 9

10 a.m.

South Mountain Community Center

212 E Alta Vista, Phoenix


Monday, February 11

6 p.m.

Bentley Gallery

215 E Grant St., Phoenix


Tuesday, February 12

6 p.m.

Cesar Chavez Community School

4001 S 3rd St., Phoenix

To find out more about the public meeting or to make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, please contact Julie Cruz Gilfillan 602.495.8274 or

About the South Central Extension: With the voter-approved Transportation 2050 citywide transportation plan, the timeline for the South Central Light Rail Extension is advanced by 11 years. The extension will connect to the light rail system in downtown Phoenix and travel south to Baseline Road. With new stations and art elements, the expansion links South Phoenix to other areas of the Valley. The project includes a transit hub in downtown Phoenix, which supports improved access to education, entertainment and employment centers around the Valley.

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 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2018, total ridership for the system was 67 million passengers. Seven high capacity transit extensions are under construction that will create a 66-mile system by 2034. 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 FacebookInstagram and Twitter or