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12.13
2012

YCAT Holiday GOAround holiday light tour

Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (YCIPTA) invites passengers to take advantage of the new YCAT Holiday GOAround holiday light tour!

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11.28
2012

Valley Metro Names Director of Design and Construction

Valley Metro announces the hiring of Rick Brown as the Chief Engineer/Director of Design and Construction.

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11.13
2012

Yuma Community Food Bank and YCIPTA Partner on Stuff the Bus Food Drive

YCIPTA and Yuma Community Food Bank are proud to serve our community through the annual Stuff the Bus food drive and to assist the food banks in feeding the area’s hungry during the holiday season.

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11.08
2012

NATIONAL EXPRESS TO PROVIDE FIXED-ROUTE SERVICES

A contract with National Express Transit Services Corporation (National Express) to provide PART Express fixed-route commuter services in the Piedmont Triad region was approved unanimously this week by the Board of the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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10.17
2012

YCAT WINS NATIONAL MARKETING AWARD FROM AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION

American Public Transportation Association (APTA) awarded the Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (YCIPTA), the AdWheel First Place Award for Electronic Media.

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10.12
2012

Federal Dignitaries Celebrate Funding Milestone for Light Rail Extension

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff arrived in Mesa, Arizona today to announce that $75 million will be provided by the Federal Transit Administration to help fund Valley Metro’s 3.1-mile light rail extension into downtown Mesa.

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09.10
2012

Northwest light rail extension accelerated by seven years

3.2-mile extension in north Phoenix has restarted with construction in early 2013

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08.15
2012

TRANSIT SESSION AT LEAGUE OF CITIES CONFERENCE

The Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) announced today they will be hosting a panel discussion at the upcoming League of Cities and Towns Annual Conference to be held at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale.

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07.27
2012

Governor Jan Brewer Announces Jim Kolbe to Lead Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance

Governor Jan Brewer today announced that former Congressman Jim Kolbe will serve as Co-Chairman of the Arizona Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance. In February, the Governor announced the formation of the panel comprised of statewide and local experts in transportation, international trade and energy.

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07.25
2012

Light rail route approved for extension to West Valley

METRO received regional approval today from the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) on the route and transit mode for the Phoenix West extension.

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06.13
2012

YUMA COUNTY AREA TRANSIT EXPANDS TO CALIFORNIA

Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (YCIPTA) in partnership with Quechan Indian Tribe has implemented new transit service to the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, including Winterhaven, Paradise Casino, The “Q” and within walking distance of Alagdones, Mexico.

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06.07
2012

DUMP THE PUMP, SAVE MONEY, RIDE TRANSIT

7TH ANNUAL NATIONAL “DUMP THE PUMP” DAY

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05.25
2012

Central Mesa light rail extension groundbreaking ceremony – May 30

The first extension of light rail in the Valley will celebrate the start of its construction this Wednesday at a location in downtown Mesa.

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05.11
2012

Phoenix-Tucson Rail Creates Jobs, Save Millions

A new report released today by the Arizona PIRG Education Fund highlighted the benefits of connecting Phoenix and Tucson with passenger rail.

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04.25
2012

ARIZONA TRANSIT ASSOCIATION & ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCE 2012 EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Arizona Transit Association (AzTA) and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) held their 2012 Excellence Awards ceremony during their annual conference earlier this week in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Apr
8

Arizona’s 32nd Annual Statewide Transit Conference

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20

Save the Date! Arizona’s 33rd Annual Statewide Transit Conference

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