Tempe Streetcar Expanding Before Being Built

Last night, the Tempe City Council heard a formal recommendation concerning the future of the proposed Tempe Streetcar line from Valley Metro’s CEO Steve Banta. If you recall, there have been a lot of changes to the proposed routes over the last several years. The early choice was to have a loop around Mill and Ash and then […]

Cindy Hill Talks Scottsdale Light Rail

Back in 2009, my friend D Patrick Lewis wrote an article here on the RailLife blog where he gave some thoughts on the light rail line coming to Scottsdale. This past weekend, I happened to be in Scottsdale and saw an opinion piece in the Scottsdale Republic written by city council candidate Cindy Hill. Apparently, […]

After Delay Third Hayden Ferry Tower Comes To Life

Yesterday, there was a lot of talk about the big announcement from Parkway Properties that they have “commenced construction of Hayden Ferry lll.” This is  a 261,000 square foot, Class A development at Mill and Rio Salado. “Hayden Ferry III will be the final phase in Parkway’s 780,000 square foot master planned office community.  The […]

METRO Dragging Feet While Tempe Looking Forward

We’ve heard talks of a Tempe Streetcar line for years. There have been many studies, community focus groups and surveys to determine the best route. In today’s paper, Dianna Nanez reminds us that there has been a lot of silence lately concerning the Tempe streetcar route. Apparently, the Feds are interested in the project but […]

We All Work

Has anyone seen this? Have you seen anything like it on our light rail trains? We all trip, we all stumble, We all have to rebuild from the ashes and rubble. So be brave, yet be humble, and keep sight of the light at the end of the tunnel. Have a great day, rockin’ the […]