December 4, 2013
Phoenix voters in March approved Proposition 300, which allowed the city manager to hire private security guards to cite fare evaders or passengers who commit other violations. Previously, only police officers and their assistants had that authority.
February 21, 2012
Will begin serving in his new role as CEO of both transit agencies on March 1, 2012.
October 20, 2011
The ridership spike was achieved by weekday commuters and special events that included home games for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona State University football.
October 10, 2011
For the launch, several notable people in the valley will identify their favorite light rail stops and join riders, local first fans, and others to ride and explore their community.
September 6, 2011
Staffing constraints due to budget issues have made it challenging for police to attain passenger inspection goals set by Metro, according to police officials. The other two cities the system runs through — Mesa and Tempe — already use private security companies.
January 5, 2011
Has carried nearly 24 million riders over its first two years of operation.
December 9, 2010
In addition to streetcar, a study calls for a BRT line on Rural Road, connecting the cities of Tempe and Chandler. Streetcar will advance first as local funding is available from Proposition 400, a countywide, half-cent transportation sales tax renewed by voters in 2004.
August 13, 2010
With FTA approval, preliminary engineering work can begin and will be conducted by Jacobs Engineering.
July 14, 2010
In June 2010, when ridership usually slumps as a result of the summer heat, Metro saw a 15 percent increase from 815,566 in 2009 to 942,154 in 2010.
May 5, 2010
Served more than 1,2 million total riders in April 2010, resulting in an average weekday ridership of 44,932, average Saturday ridership of 34,533, and average Sunday and holiday ridership of 20,573.
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