Ceremony Officially Opens Expanded LINK service in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa
January 19 ribbon cutting at Chandler’s artist designed station
Phoenix, AZ (Jan. 10) Please join Valley Metro, along with city and town partners, in the official opening of a new LINK bus service along Arizona Avenue and Country Club Drive.
When: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Arizona Avenue & Chandler Boulevard (southwest corner) Parking available by entering off of Chandler Boulevard
Who: Public is invited to the celebration. Anticipated dignitaries include:
Tempe Councilmember & Valley Metro Vice Chair Shana Ellis
Chandler Mayor Boyd Dunn
Chandler Mayor-elect Jay Tibshraeny
Gilbert Mayor John Lewis
Gilbert Vice Mayor & Valley Metro Board member Les Presmyk
Mesa Vice Mayor Kyle Jones
Valley Metro Executive Director David Boggs
METRO CEO Steve Banta
D.L. Withers President, Dan Withers
Why: To celebrate the growth of the regional public transit system and a new connection to METRO light rail. Twenty new stations will open on January 24 featuring the expanded LINK service for residents of Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa.
How: Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the LINK expansion will be operate using Proposition 400 funds—the countywide half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2004 to fund transportation projects in Maricopa County. The city of Chandler supports the funding for weekend, late night service.
* Source – Valley Metro *