May 21 forum to seek public input on new Valley Metro streetcar routes
Valley Metro and the City of Tempe continue to advance Tempe Streetcar, a 2.6-mile modern streetcar project, and will seek community input on two potential route alternatives this spring and summer.
The Federal Transit Administration has continued to express interest in the streetcar project with slight modifications to the route to better fit the new federal funding criteria.
The modified project would still include the one-mile downtown Tempe loop on Mill and Ash avenues and a leg south to Apache Boulevard. Additionally, these two route modifications are being explored:
Apache-Rio Salado — Rio Salado Parkway west to Mill Avenue, downtown loop to Apache Boulevard, east to Rural Road
Apache — Downtown loop to Apache Boulevard, east to Terrace Road
For additional information and meeting notices, visit www.valleymetro.org/tempestreetcar or join the Tempe Streetcar email distribution list. Email Lisa Procknow at email@example.com to sign up.