There is always a lot of talk about the high cost of building a light rail line. By most counts, the construction costs are astronomical. In addition to construction costs, the disruption of areas along the line and the challenge of getting people to and from businesses in the wake of construction can be devastating, as well. In Mesa, the city and METRO have long discussed their efforts to help business owners during this time. Rewards programs, community outreach, and public awareness are all being used to help stop some of the bleeding for owners along the line.
While construction can be a difficult time, it is a necessary evil with the eventual outcome bringing rewards for many in terms of future growth.
Remember, Rail Life has a Phoenix Light Rail Group on Flickr Basically, we want to share some of our pictures from the community and allow people to add their pics (or videos), as well. These can be light rail related, but we also want pics or videos of your favorite spot, restaurant, sports team, community, event, etc.