Todd McFarlane (of Spawn, Spider-Man. Halo 3 and Guitar Hero fame) has created an original artwork for the limited-edition MERTO Light Rail Preview Pass. This pass will serve as the "golden ticket" to get ME in the door for the final public test/preview ride and an exclusive autograph session with McFarlane, other local celebrities, event sponsors, Metro and the media. This cool preview will happen on Friday the 26th, the day before the grand opening of our new light rail system. From what I understand, McFarlane has also teamed up with the United Way to make a cool looking t-shirt with this logo on it.
On Saturday, during the grand opening celebrations, the public will have a chance to purchase the tickets and t-shirts at three different Valley of the Sun United Way booths located at the Montebello / 19th Ave station, the Third St / Jefferson station and at Tempe's Third St / Mill Avenue station. (You can use our Light Rail Map to help find the stations)
I thought it was pretty cool the other day when I scored my pass to this preview celebration. In fact, I took this weeks pic as soon as I got home from picking up my ticket. Yeah, it is kind of a cheesy pic and not the best quality but, I am thinkin' it's pretty cool to have one of these tickets. According to my friend Paul, the ticket is "like getting a Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card." Don't worry Paul, I'll try to shoot some more pics at the preview party. 🙂
Remember… Rail Life has a "Phoenix Light Rail Group on Flickr." Basically, we want to share some of our pictures from the community and to allow people to add their pics (or videos) as well. These can be light rail related but we also want a favorite spot, restaurant, sports team, community etc.