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12.29
2015

FREEZE THE KEYS ON NEW YEAR’S EVE: COORS LIGHT FREE RIDES® HEADS BACK TO PHOENIX

In partnership with Crescent Crown Distributing, Coors Light will provide Free Rides on all Valley Metro bus and light rail routes Thursday, December 31, beginning at 7 p.m. through the end of regular service.

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12.29
2015

Valley Metro Transit Education Calendar Features Artwork from Local Students

The winning art will be featured in the 2016 Valley Metro Transit Education calendar.

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12.07
2015

Valley Metro Marks Another Milestone on Northwest Phoenix Light Rail Extension

On Thursday, December 10, Valley Metro will mark the arrival of trains with a milestone event, which will include an opening date announcement.

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12.02
2015

South Central Light Rail Extension Enters FTA Project Development

The South Central Extension received federal recognition and funding in 2014 with a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant from the Department of Transportation (USDOT).

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10.29
2015

Arizona awarded $15 million federal grant toward Maricopa overpass

Arizona Department of Transportation has been selected to receive a $15 million federal grant.

 

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10.12
2015

AzTA Nominee Wins National Scholarship

AzTA was proud to make this recommendation based upon Andisheh’s commitment to public transportation solutions.

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09.25
2015

State spurns responsibility to pay for urgent transportation needs, experts say

Republican Sen. Bob Worsley of Mesa, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, said the current model by which the state funds transportation infrastructure projects is outdated and underperforming.

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09.25
2015

Americans Feel the Need for High-Speed Rail

Two-Thirds of Americans are Likely to Use High-Speed Rail in America if Available, According to Survey

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09.24
2015

City of Jackson Selects National Express

National Express Transit Corporation to provide the City’s JATRAN fixed-route transit and paratransit services beginning October 1, 2015.

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09.16
2015

Agreement Reached Between SunTran and Teamsters

All bus service to operate starting September 17

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08.26
2015

Phoenix Voters Approve Comprehensive Transportation Plan

35-year citywide program invests in bus, light rail and street improvements

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08.24
2015

LISC, Raza Developmnt Fund pledge $30m to spur transit-oriented developmnt in low-income communities

Secretary Foxx, mayors applaud effort to leverage light rail for local growth

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08.22
2015

Passengers Discover New Destinations Riding Valley Metro Rail into Downtown Mesa

3,500 free commemorative passes distributed at Mesa’s five stations

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08.11
2015

Valley Metro CEO Named to International Public Transportation Policy Board

Banta was elected to serve on the policy board of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) as a representative of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for the 2015-2017 term.

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07.29
2015

$8.2 Billion Invested Along 20 Miles of Light Rail

An additional $346 million in the works

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Apr
8

Arizona’s 32nd Annual Statewide Transit Conference

Monday, April 8 – Wednesday, April 10 2019

We are coming to the Sheraton Mesa at Wrigleyville West…

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Apr
20

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

Monday, April 20 – Wednesday, April 22 2020

We are headed up north in 2020! Join us in…

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