Phoenix Has a Train?: Episode 60

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Phoenix is, for many, the quintessential example of urban sprawl. But in the midst of this car-centric city, there's a surprisingly good light rail system, glimmering like a mirage in the desert.


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: Caltrain's Board of Directors unveils proposed electrified service plan
  2. [2] Wikipedia: Maricopa County METRO Light Rail Map
  3. [3] Wikipedia: Valley Metro
  4. [4] Wikipedia: Tempe Streetcar
  5. [5] Wikipedia: Phoenix Street Railway
  6. [6] Downtown Phoenix AZ: Then and Now: From Downtown's Mule-Drawn Trolley To Light Rail
  7. [7] Axios Phoenix: 23 years and $20 million later, the Capitol light rail plan is dead
  8. [8] Valley Metro: Rail System Fact Sheet
  9. [9] 10 years and $2B later, what is the future of light rail in metro Phoenix?
  10. [10] Valley Metro: History and Funding
  11. [11] Arizona Capitol Times: Phoenix's First Light Rail System
  12. [12] Jewish News: One former transportation planner looks back (and ahead) at light rail in Arizona
  13. [13] Insider: Phoenix has all the tools to break its car dependency, and a 35-year public transit plan aims to turn it into a commuter paradise
  14. [14] Axios Phoenix: ValTrans was "the one that got away"
  15. [15] North Phoenix Blog: ValTrans: An Idea Ahead of Its Time
  16. [16] Valley Metro: System Map
  17. [17] Valley Metro System Map [PDF]