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Old October 20th, 2016, 09:06 AM   #201
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What are the densest employment and residential nodes in the Phoenix area not currently served by light rail? I think the one line that's been built does a really job reaching all of them. Scottsdale is the last "big" place in the metro I can think of to be left out.

Phoenix is so sprawling yet at the same time it is a giant grid and the streets typically connect, so in a way I think the right kind of transit could be workable in many parts of the metro since the most important thing is a rider having a direct walk to and from their stop to their home/office/destination.
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Old October 21st, 2016, 04:10 PM   #202
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What are the densest employment and residential nodes in the Phoenix area not currently served by light rail? I think the one line that's been built does a really job reaching all of them. Scottsdale is the last "big" place in the metro I can think of to be left out.

Phoenix is so sprawling yet at the same time it is a giant grid and the streets typically connect, so in a way I think the right kind of transit could be workable in many parts of the metro since the most important thing is a rider having a direct walk to and from their stop to their home/office/destination.
Probably Downtown Chandler and Downtown Glendale. More mall connections would be good too, such as Chandler Fashion Center, Superstition Springs Center, SanTan Village, Westgate, and Arrowhead Towne Center.
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"Supersized buses arrive in Phoenix"

https://www.phoenix.gov/news/publictransit/1598
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Old January 13th, 2017, 08:51 PM   #204
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Phoenix South Central Light Rail Extension To Be Completed By 2023
The light rail for South Phoenix has moved another step closer. The rail extension is on track to be completed by 2023[...]
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Old January 21st, 2017, 02:18 AM   #205
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Phoenix Light-Rail Extension Clears Hurdle

Phoenix LRT Extension Clears Environmental Hurdle
The Federal Transit Administration this week gave its stamp of environmental approval to the Valley Metro South Central light-rail expansion project in Phoenix, KJZZ reports[...]
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Old January 26th, 2017, 09:00 PM   #206
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Tempe Streetcar contractor selected
26 Jan 2017



USA: Valley Metro has approved the main construction contract for the Tempe Streetcar project, selecting Stacy & Witbeck as the contractor. Work is expected to begin later this year.

In late 2016 Valley Metro selected Stantec Consulting Services to undertake design work. The 4·8 km route will link Marina Heights with the Dorsey/Apache Boulevard station on the light metro line. There will be 14 stops, and opening is envisaged in 2020

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Old February 20th, 2017, 03:54 AM   #207
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"Supersized buses arrive in Phoenix"

https://www.phoenix.gov/news/publictransit/1598
They should add frequency first, I saw routes with 30 mins frequency with supersize bus. Is that ridiculous? Plz at least make frequency below 15 mins then think about larger bus
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Old February 20th, 2017, 08:37 AM   #208
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Tempe Streetcar contractor selected
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USA: Valley Metro has approved the main construction contract for the Tempe Streetcar project, selecting Stacy & Witbeck as the contractor. Work is expected to begin later this year.

In late 2016 Valley Metro selected Stantec Consulting Services to undertake design work. The 4·8 km route will link Marina Heights with the Dorsey/Apache Boulevard station on the light metro line. There will be 14 stops, and opening is envisaged in 2020

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The route seems useless. Most streetcar stations are already covered by Orbit bus and ASU flash bus. It would be positive if it goes down mills ave
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Old February 21st, 2017, 07:58 AM   #209
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Bizarre that a city of 4 million is getting it's first articulated bus.
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Old February 22nd, 2017, 06:16 PM   #210
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Bizarre that a city of 4 million is getting it's first articulated bus.
Actually, the first articulated buses (MAN/AM General SG-220s) were purchased in 1979 by the City of Phoenix. These operated until 1998, but were replaced by 40-foot buses due to the fact that there were no LNG-powered articulated buses available at the time (all bus purchases at the time were required to be CNG or LNG).

It wasn't until 2004 when the next order of articulated buses (New Flyer D60LFs) were made (also by the City of Phoenix), since a change an Arizona state law allowed the purchase of ultra-low sulfur diesel buses as an acceptable fuel for transit buses. These buses are still in operation today.

Other articulated buses in the fleet include Valley Metro RPTA's 2006 NABI 60-LFW CNG buses operating in the East Valley, the City of Phoenix's 2007 and 2008 New Flyer D60LFs, Valley Metro RPTA's 2008 New Flyer D62LFAs operating in the East Valley (mostly on express routes and formerly on the LINK), the City of Tempe's 2011 New Flyer DE60LFRs (operating in the East Valley for Valley Metro RPTA), the City of Phoenix's 2016 New Flyer XD60s and XN60s (the latter operating on the RAPID), and Valley Metro RPTA's 2017 New Flyer XN60s operating in the East Valley.
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Actually, the first articulated buses ...
So what was the point of the news article then? Were they just looking for a sensational way to say "City spends 23 million on 28 new buses"?
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So what was the point of the news article then? Were they just looking for a sensational way to say "City spends 23 million on 28 new buses"?
Just to let the public know they are getting brand new buses and that the city is investing in their transit fleet. BTW these are the New Flyer XD60s (diesel) and XN60s (CNG). The XD60s will replace the 2004 New Flyer D60LFs, while the XN60s for the RAPID will replace some of the 2003 NABI 45C-LFW LNG buses.
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Tempe Streetcar

http://kjzz.org/content/576298/compe...empe-streetcar

https://www.docdroid.net/XoAF52R/234...7093249287.pdf

Tempe Streetcar News.

http://documents.tempe.gov/sirepub/m...doctype=AGENDA
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Old December 29th, 2017, 06:08 AM   #214
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Phoenix light rail approaches ninth birthday with extensions coming soon

Phoenix light rail approaches ninth birthday with extensions coming soon


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Last month, Phoenix City Council approved plans for changes to the light rail stations and tracks. The plan will add track along Washington Street between First and Central Avenues. Currently, there are no tracks between the two streets along Washington, although there are tracks running east and west from First Avenue and east from Central Avenue.
https://downtowndevil.com/2017/12/06...s-coming-soon/

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