Metro is once again having public meetings to discuss the future expansion of transit in the South Tempe area. These meetings are very informative and give the public a chance to voice their opinion, learn about happenings in their community and have a say in the process. The last round of meetings were very interesting and brought some great public input from people in the Tempe and Chandler neighborhoods that had an interest in light rail, bus and mass transportation. I hope to see you there!
PHOENIX — Public meeting dates are scheduled to share the results of METRO’s Tier 2 analysis on the Tempe South future high capacity transit corridor project. METRO and the cities of Tempe and Chandler want to encourage the neighboring community to join us for this project update and provide input into the decision-making for both the route and transit mode preference.
The Tier 1 alternatives, presented in public meetings in June 2008, have been further studied in this phase. Tier 2 analysis includes evaluation of cost, travel demand, connectivity to the regional transit network, potential economic development opportunities and other components. This data helps to further identify which transit options best meet the transportation needs of this corridor and community.
The meeting dates and locations are:
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Desert Breeze Substation
251 N. Desert Breeze Blvd., Chandler
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Tempe Public Library
3500 S. Rural Rd., Tempe
The Tempe South project study area is bound by the Tempe Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad on the west, Loop 101 on the east, Route 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) on the north and Route 202 (Santan Freeway) on the south.
Opportunities for public involvement will occur throughout the project development process. Those unable to attend the meetings may send their comments to Pamela Cecere at 602-385-1622/TTY 602-322-4499 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings are held in buildings that are accessible to persons with disabilities. Any individual who requires special assistance should also contact Pamela Cecere at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.