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October 23, 2014

Valley Metro extends Alternate Concepts' rail management contract

During its years of service in Arizona, ACI has continuously delivered strong on-time performance (OTP) for VMR, including 99% OTP during the first nine months of 2014.


May 7, 2014

Question of the day: What is the most urgent trend affecting your operation today?

We ask transit agency leaders about economic, social and political trends impacting their operations right now.


November 27, 2013

Valley Metro light rail extension gets FTA approval

The approval comes following the submittal of the project’s Environmental Assessment, required to understand the extension’s effect on its neighboring environment and to continue to receive federal funds.


March 7, 2013

Valley Metro CEO honored with diversity award

Stephen R. Banta was recognized for his contribution to advancing female and minority leadership at the agency.


January 16, 2013

Valley Metro kicks off light rail construction

The 3.2 mile extension is another significant step in the development of a regional transportation network in the Valley. Expansion of light rail is also under way in Central Mesa and is expected to be complete in 2015.


October 2, 2012

APTA Annual Meeting: Question of the Day

What is your agency's biggest challenge and what are you doing to overcome it?


January 5, 2011

Phoenix Metro 2010 light rail ridership up

Has carried nearly 24 million riders over its first two years of operation.


December 9, 2010

Tempe streetcar receives regional approval

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.


December 18, 2009

Phoenix Metro hires new CEO

Steve Banta, who has more than 23 years in the transit industry, has worked in progressively important management roles for several public transit agencies including in his current role as Portland, Ore. TriMet's executive director of operations.


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