Marina Heights Update

If you were talking about the new Marina Heights development in Tempe and said that “it’s kind of a big deal”, that might be an understatement. Actually, it is a really big freakin’ deal. It’s not so big just because we are talking about 2 million square feet of space with a $600 million price […]

Time Is Short To Choose The Right Route

Recently, METRO and the City of Tempe have been looking for feedback on potential routes for the Tempe Streetcar route. @tempegov residents, we want your feedback on potential #TempeStreetcar routes: Pls share your preference by 6/30. — METRO light rail (@METROrail) June 6, 2013 Comment online thru June 30 on the two proposed Tempe […]

Tempe Transit – A Little More Fuel For The Fire

So, the news finally broke last week about the HUGE multi-use office development coming to the shores of Tempe Town Lake. For months, we’ve been talking about State Farm coming to Tempe and hearing small bits and pieces of speculation about this blockbuster deal that’s going down. The $600 million Marina Heights project is said […]

Potential Tempe Streetcar On Display

We have been hearing a lot of talk about the Tempe Streetcar project lately and have even had a chance to take a ride on one example of what we could see cruising the Mill Avenue District in 2016. If you would like to get an up-close and personal look at what a “modern streetcar” […]

Potential Tempe Streetcar Stations Identified

Last night, Metro held a public meeting to share information on the latest recommendations for the Tempe Streetcar project along Mill and Ash Avenues. While I found much of the information interesting and enjoyed talking with people about the alignment, the construction process and economic impacts, it was the station locations that seemed most interesting […]

More Streetcar Info – Some Things To Think About

Next Tuesday, METRO will have an open house to talk to the public about the Tempe Streetcar alignment, proposed station locations, system operations and more. While there have been talks about the Tempe South extension for quite some time, we have recently started hearing more on the dynamics of how the stations can effect our […]

More Tempe Streetcar Info Available Soon

The Tempe Streetcar project is moving forward and METRO would like to invite you to an open house to learn more about the route, station locations and more. See the press release below to get the scoop! For immediate release August 24, 2011 Open house to review Tempe Streetcar track and stop locations PHOENIX, AZ […]

METRO Talks Next Steps For Tempe Streetcar

There has been a lot of talk recently about our local transportation system. Federal funding, the lack of sales tax revenue, line extensions, ridership numbers, future demand etc etc. Some people have begun to question the ability of the Tempe Streetcar line to be built and or funded. Today’s press release from METRO seems to […]

Regional Approval For Tempe Streetcar

Probably not a big surprise to anyone that has been watching the recent news about the Tempe Streetcar project but METRO did get regional approval. That’s good news for Tempe transportation planners. With construction set to begin in 2013, it will be here before we know it…   Tempe streetcar project receives regional approval 2.6 […]