Student artwork decorates South Central Extension corridor


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


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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Northeast Corridor

New report says NEC moves a workforce that contributes $50 billion annually to national economy WASHINGTON – A new report details how the Northeast Corridor (NEC), carrying 750,000 daily Amtrak and commuter passengers, is a critical national asset, an economic engine for the U.S. and contributes about $50 billion a year to the national economy. The report, The Northeast Corridor and…

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Railroad to contract with Siemens Mobility as new equipment vendor WASHINGTON – Amtrak is contracting with California-based Siemens Mobility manufacture a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern trains that will be leveraged for state and northeast rail services, with further options for up to 130 additional trains to support Amtrak growth plans. The new fleet will offer modern…

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Major construction projects bring bus service detours, road closure


Construction on two major projects in downtown Phoenix will lead to changes for commuters and residents beginning in October. The redevelopment of Central Station and construction on the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub light rail project will result in modifications for 28 bus routes and the closure of part of Central Avenue to vehicular traffic. Due to construction on the South…

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Rally the Valley! Ride light rail with your game ticket


  Valley Metro As a city known to rise from the ashes, the Phoenix Suns are living up to their name. Illuminating the city with excitement as they are two games away from holding up the Larry O’Brien trophy for the first time ever and getting to call themselves champions. Valley Metro is thrilled to bring fans to Phoenix Suns…

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Metro and the City of Los Angeles Launch New Dedicated Bus Lane Along Alvarado Street to Complement NextGen Bus Plan


The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and StreetsLA have partnered to improve bus speeds, frequency, and reliability during peak travel times along Alvarado Street with the launch of the first phase of a dedicated bus only lane. “Metro’s bus network is the backbone of our transit…

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Hyundai Motor Group and Rhode Island School of Design Announce Collaboration to Research Future of Cities


The joint study examines new relationships between advanced technologies, public environments and personal experiences Four distinct study areas — surfaces, societies, futures and textile research around “adaptive ecologies” — were explored by RISD students and faculty and Hyundai researchers Study builds upon partnership established between Hyundai and RISD in 2020 SEOUL/ PROVIDENCE, RI, July 6, 2021 – Hyundai Motor Group (Hyundai)…

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