Eight years into project delivery, the Regional Transportation Authority has completed more than 560 of the multi-modal projects spelled out in the 20-year RTA plan. One of the plan's signature projects, the Tucson streetcar, is set to start passenger service in summer 2014.
The 20-year transportation plan includes roadway, transit, safety, and environmental and economic vitality elements to help meet the region's transportation goals of improving our safety and cross-town mobility, while reducing traffic congestion.
The Project is responsible for the design and construction of a 19.6 mile, double track system. These reports offer a month-by-month progress report.
METRO's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining an internal control structure designed to ensure that the assets of METRO are protected from loss, theft or misuse and to ensure that adequate accounting data are compiled to allow for the preparation of financial statements.
* Developing a policy toolbox for the post-proposition 207 environment * Strategic package of tools * Encouraging transit oriented development: case studies that work * Impact of TOD and smart growth incentives on development in Phoenix * Next steps to promote transit-oriented development in Metropolitan Phoenix
Recognizing that public art is an integral element to the success of the system, METRO was proud to incorporate artists in the design process from the very start. The public art that resulted from this process is a celebration of place and community. Each station boasts its own unique character with artwork that strives to add substance, style and even a touch of whimsy to the transit experience.
In 2011, Drachman Institute contracted with the Arizona Department of Housing to develop a public education project about sustainable communities and transit-oriented development along the Metro Light Rail in Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa, Arizona. The resulting reports present neighborhood analyses and transit-oriented development issues for eight light rail stations selected by the Arizona Department of Housing and the Sustainable Communities Working Group, providing base information on the square half mile area surrounding these sites.
This Light Rail Transit corridor market analysis was done to identify and evaluate market-based development opportunities around planned light rail transit stations in the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.This report presents the findings and recommendations for each of the 12 highest-rated opportunity sites along the LRT corridor. This final document is intended to inform discussions among Valley Metro Rail, the participating cities, and prospective developers about the types of uses that could be developed on each of those sites, and how that development should be pursued and promoted.
METRO is the brand name for Valley Metro Rail Inc., a nonprofit, public corporation charged with the design, construction and operation of the region’s 57-mile high-capacity transit system. Member cities each have a representative on the METRO Board of Directors which establishes overall policies and provides general oversight of the agency and its responsibilities.
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The ASU Digital Repository provides access to digital SALAD publications, however the ASU Libraries’ non-digitized Arizona documents can be searched through the ASU Libraries Catalog and Library One Search. For additional assistance, Ask A Government Documents Librarian.
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