Public input sought on METRO I-10 West routes in downtown Phoenix
PHOENIX — A public meeting is scheduled to discuss the downtown Phoenix routes still under evaluation in METRO’s I-10 West high-capacity transit study. The I-10 West project will provide a transit service connection between the 20-mile METRO starter line and the West Valley.
Attendees will hear more detail on the remaining routes connecting the METRO starter line in downtown Phoenix to the I-10 West freeway median. The 50’ median of I-10 West has previously been identified as the most viable route west of the I-17 freeway.
Guests will also receive an update on the I-10 West station locations and transit modes – bus rapid transit or light rail – that continue to be evaluated in this study process.
I-10 West Public Meeting
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
6 – 8 p.m.
Phoenix City Hall, 1st Floor Assembly Rooms A and B
200 W. Washington St.
Opportunities for public involvement will continue to occur throughout the project development process. Those unable to attend the meeting may send their comments to Monica Hernandez at (602) 322-4427 or email@example.com. Meetings are held in buildings that are accessible to persons with disabilities. Any individual who requires special assistance should contact Monica Hernandez at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
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William Lindley says
METRO should start at the 79th Avenue Park-n-ride (with potential extension further south to a commuter rail station) and proceed north via Desert Sky Pavilion and Mall to Thomas, then east across Thomas to downtown, north on 24th Street across Camelback Road to Lincoln, then to Highway 51 and north to Shea, east to Tatum (with a turnout placed for an extension to Scottsdale Airpark) and terminating at Paradise Valley Mall (in Phoenix).
A line in the middle of I-10 will be, like Los Angeles’ highway stations, loud, dirty, smelly, and unbearable for passengers. I-10 isn’t walkable to any destinations, while Thomas Road has the HIGHEST bus ridership, a sure winner. Use commuter rail from Buckeye, and light rail on Thomas instead.
p.s., It’s very strange you say “the (Interstate Highway) 10 Freeway” — that’s like saying “the McDowell Road Street”…
All interstate highways are “”freeways”” (which is a Californianism to start with) by definition, please just say “west of I-17” and discard the spurious “the.”