Bus

Phoenix’s Valley Metro awarded $1M for alt analysis

Posted on October 24, 2011

Valley Metro and the City of Phoenix applied for and won $1 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Alternatives Analysis (AA) competitive grant program. Metro will conduct an AA, analyzing various high-capacity transit alternatives, for the South Central Phoenix corridor on Central Avenue between downtown Phoenix and Baseline Road.

The AA will consist of evaluating the feasibility of several high-capacity transit routes and modes, including light rail, bus rapid transit and modern streetcar. The study will also develop preliminary ridership forecasts, cost ranges, engineering and community issues and economic development opportunities.

The end result is identification of a single transit route and mode that best serves the South Phoenix community and larger transit system. The study will take approximately two years to complete and is the first step in the process to compete for federal capital funds.

Metro previously received $500,000 from this same grant program to initiate a preliminary feasibility study of light rail in this corridor. The study’s scope will be enhanced to complete a formal AA with a budget now totaling $1.5 million.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Chinese company unveils 'Transit Elevated Bus'

The bus is supported by two legs that run along rails laid along the roadside. The legs allow the buses frame to glide high above the gridlock at speeds of up to approximately 37 miles per hour.

Last Chance for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Have you recently partnered with a solutions provider within the last year to implement a new innovation at your operation that has helped you save money, run more efficiently, streamline operations, improved customer satisfaction or increased ridership? Tell us what you did and how it has positively impacted your business.

NY MTA introduces the first of more than 2,000 state-of-the-art buses

After more than three decades of bearing more than a passing resemblance to refrigerators on wheels, the appearance of North America’s largest transit bus fleet is undergoing a stunning transformation

NY MTA rolls out first of 75 state-of-the-art New Flyer buses

In March, Gov. Cuomo announced the addition of 2,042 buses, equipped with Wi-Fi and USB charging ports, to the MTA fleet over the next five years, replacing 40% of the current fleet.

Dallas' DART takes top spot at APTA's International Bus Roadeo

The Grand Champion Award recognizes the system with the highest combined bus operator and maintenance team score.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close