Talk of the Tempe South expansion plans has been going on since before METRO light rail opened in December of 2008. Since then, we have seen a ton of changes and have seen transit ridership continue to evolve in the area. On September 23rd, METRO will present their “preliminary staff recommendations” for the Tempe South corridor. The Tempe South Transit Study has mentioned Bus Rapid Transit along Rural Road and a Modern Streetcar option at the Mill Avenue District. Originally, the Modern Streetcar was to head South on Mill from the station at 3rd street but a fairly recent idea for a route along Ash Avenue has emerged.
METRO will have a public meeting at MADCAP on the 23rd where people can get more information. Comments about the Tempe South study are appreciated and can be left here. The decisions made during these meetings have long term impact on the entire area so if you have opinions, you should probably pay attention.
MADCAP is easily accessed from the Mill Avenue light rail stop but there will be parking validation for those car-dependant people that don’t ride the light rail. 🙂 Below is a recent press release with the scoop…
Public meeting to review study findings set for Sept. 23
METRO and the city of Tempe invite you to attend a public meeting to receive an update and provide input on the Tempe South High-Capacity Transit Study. Preliminary staff recommendations for the route and transit mode in the Mill Avenue corridor will be presented.
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010
730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. open house
6:45 – 7:00 p.m. presentation
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. comment period
METRO will validate parking for the Centerpoint surface lot on Maple only. Metered parking is free after
6 p.m. Transit use is encouraged.
For additional information or to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact:
Ph: 602-744-5552/TTY: 602-322-4499
The latest project update is available on the METRO website at www.metrolightrail.org/tempesouth.