Topic : Phoenix Metro

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'Guns Save Lives' ads return to Phoenix bus stops

Bus| August 14, 2014
Following a nearly four-year fight to keep them off, the emotionally-charged advertisements have returned to Phoenix bus shelters.The city conceded that battle earlier this summer after it lost an appeals court ruling.

Private security targets fare evaders on Phoenix light rail

Rail| 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.
Bus| February 21, 2012

Banta to lead Phoenix-based Valley Metro, Metro rail

Will begin serving in his new role as CEO of both transit agencies on March 1, 2012.
Rail| October 20, 2011

Phoenix Metro reaches ridership milestone

The ridership spike was achieved by weekday commuters and special events that included home games for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona State University football.
Rail| October 10, 2011

Phoenix Metro to wrap trains for buy local initiative

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.
Rail| September 6, 2011

Private rail security urged for Phoenix

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.
Rail| March 29, 2011

Streetcar Project Gets in Gear

The $196 million, 3.9-mile streetcar system, which is slated to begin construction this year, will connect major activity centers, including the University of Arizona and Downtown Tucson. The project is expected to trigger job development, spur economic growth and encourage transit-oriented development.
Rail| January 5, 2011

Phoenix Metro 2010 light rail ridership up

Has carried nearly 24 million riders over its first two years of operation.
Bus| 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.
Rail| August 13, 2010

Phoenix light rail project moves to next stage

With FTA approval, preliminary engineering work can begin and will be conducted by Jacobs Engineering.
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