Metro continues to test light rail trains in Mesa. Check put what they are up to now… This seems like a cool way to help people and to bring awareness to the new light rail extension.
Valley Metro Rail to use 105 Tons of Bottled Water to Help Test New Extension
PHOENIX, AZ – How do you test a passenger vehicle without passengers? Fill it with 105 tons of bottled water. Valley Metro and Valley Transit Constructors (VTC), the contractor on the Central Mesa Light Rail Extension, will be loading six light rail vehicles with 184,000 bottles of water as a way to simulate passengers on the nearly complete extension. At the completion of testing on Monday, the bottled water will be donated to United Food Bank in Mesa.
“The water will meet our needs for train testing and then help the need in the community,” said Chris Chaffee Valley Transit Constructors Project Manager, Southwest District. “During the hot summer months there is an increased demand for bottled water it the Valley. We hope the donation relieves some of the strain on the local food bank.”
Who: Valley Metro and Valley Transit Constructors
What: Loading 210,000 pounds of bottled water into light rail vehicles to test the traction power substation unit
When: Thursday, July 9th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Valley Metro Operations and Maintenance Center
605 S. 48th Street, Phoenix