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Overnight rail single-tracking in downtown Phoenix

  Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is our South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project. Pardon our progress as we continue to build and expand our light rail system. Starting Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 through April 15, 2022, there will be single tracking in the downtown Phoenix area due to construction. Single tracking will take place Sunday-Friday from 11 p.m.-5…

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Sweden and Germany are leading the development for electric roads

  Germany and Sweden are world leaders when it comes to real-world studies on electric roads. On Gotland, the world’s first wireless e-road has been finished. Electric roads are one of the studied technologies in the race to decarbonise heavy traffic and within a few years the first commercial electric road could be a reality. This will probably happen in…

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AMTRAK’S NEW GRAPHIC PHOTO WALLS ENCOURAGE TRAVELERS TO “GET SOCIAL”

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  Mobile murals to be featured at Amtrak stations across the U.S. in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Railroad WASHINGTON – As part of Amtrak’s year-long 50th Anniversary celebration, a series of colorful graphic photo canvasses will soon be appearing in stations around the country. Amtrak customers are encouraged to post photos on social media of themselves in front of these 10 by…

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Preparations Begin for Hyperloop Competition in Las Vegas, Sunday, September 12

Logistics service provider was responsible for the safe and timely transport of a high- tech drilling robot from Switzerland to Las Vegas Las Vegas, September 9, 2021 – The “Swissloop Tunneling” research team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich has started unpacking and assembling its high-tech drilling robot in Las Vegas as they prepare to participate…

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RideCo Celebrates L.A. Metro’s Launch of a Metro Micro Zone in Northwest San Fernando Valley

RideCo’s on-demand transit service now serves seven service zones in L.A. County LOS ANGELES – RideCo Inc., an industry leader in on-demand transit technology and solutions, celebrates the upcoming launch of another microtransit zone in the Northwest San Fernando Valley. The launch of this zone brings the total to seven service zones under Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro…

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Valley Metro’s Labor Day transit service

Phoenix, AZ — In observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 6, buses and light rail will be operating on a Sunday schedule. There will be no Express or RAPID bus service. Customer Service will be closed. Riders can use our new Valley Metro app for trip planning and tracking vehicles in real time. Our trip planner and schedules are also available for assistance. As a…

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San Diego’s New Iconic Landmark, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park Opened August 6, 2021

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CEO and Principal Designer Greg Mueller of Tucker Sadler Architects Designs a San Diego Iconic Landmark. SAN DIEGO – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park will celebrate a long-awaited opening on Friday, August 6, 2021 with an Inaugural Gala and Concert. The itinerary is filled with a memorable evening including dinner crafted by celebrity chef, Richard Blais, and performances by The San…

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Student artwork decorates South Central Extension corridor

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Phoenix, AZ – Cities become more vibrant and inviting when public art is on display and the South Central community is no different. As construction on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project continues, Valley Metro is finding ways to enhance the area through art. Students from three different schools in south Phoenix created several pieces of art to be displayed…

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Americans Riding Public Transportation in Greater Numbers

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Some Areas Seeing More Than 80 Percent of Pre-Pandemic Ridership WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today that transit ridership is rebounding in communities across the nation. Thanks to the Biden-Harris Administration’s actions to tackle the pandemic, more Americans are on the move. As Americans are going to work, shopping and visiting friends and…

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg tours South Central Extension

On Thursday July 15, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Phoenix to discuss the importance of infrastructure investment. He was joined by several local and federal elected officials: U.S. Representatives Ruben Gallego and Greg Stanton; Mayors Kate Gallego (Phoenix), John Giles (Mesa) and Corey Woods (Tempe); Valley Metro RPTA and Rail Board Chair Councilmember Francisco Heredia (Mesa) and Councilmember Jamie…

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