November 29, 2013

FTA approves Phoenix light rail extension

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THE United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has approved plans for the 3km extension of the Phoenix Valley Metro light rail network to Gilbert Road in Mesa, Arizona.

The $US 144.3m project will continue the line east along Mesa Main Street beyond the Central Mesa extension, which is currently under construction, to serve Stapley Drive and a park-and-ride station at Gilbert Road.

Construction is expected to begin in 2015 with commercial services due to commence by 2018.

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