Phoenix

Study to evaluate the expansion of light rail service further west.

Earlier this year, the Phoenix City Council voted 5-3 to indefinitely delay the West Phoenix Light Rail Extension project. Connecting the West/Northwest Valley with the existing light rail at 19th Avenue and Camelback and extending to approximately 43rd Avenue, this extension was initially scheduled to be open in 2026.

Valley Metro will continue to work with its city partners to serve the transportation needs of our communities.

In 2013, Valley Metro initiated a transit corridor study for the West Phoenix/Central Glendale area to identify high-capacity transit service options to connect downtown Glendale to the existing light rail system. Valley Metro has completed three levels of technical analysis, which included the evaluation of population densities, employment and activity centers, ridership potential, potential right-of-way and traffic impacts, economic development potential and cost. Public input was collected throughout the study process.

Earlier this year, the Phoenix City Council voted 5-3 to indefinitely delay the West Phoenix Light Rail Extension project. Connecting the West/Northwest Valley with the existing light rail at 19th Avenue and Camelback and extending to approximately 43rd Avenue, this extension was initially scheduled to be open in 2026.

Valley Metro will continue to work with its city partners to serve the transportation needs of our communities.

In 2013, Valley Metro initiated a transit corridor study for the West Phoenix/Central Glendale area to identify high-capacity transit service options to connect downtown Glendale to the existing light rail system. Valley Metro has completed three levels of technical analysis, which included the evaluation of population densities, employment and activity centers, ridership potential, potential right-of-way and traffic impacts, economic development potential and cost. Public input was collected throughout the study process.

Project Contact

Terry Gruver

Community Outreach Coordinator

(602) 744-5546