The squeaky wheel… You know the ones, they get out and make themselves heard. It was a bunch of squeaky wheels that introduced the Night Rail concept last year and it “could” be the ones to help save late night light rail ridership now. There was a lot of great stuff coming out of the […]
To cut or not to cut?
As Metro prepares to “possibly” cut transportation service here in the valley, many people are talking about the changes that lie ahead. It’s no big secret that participating cities and METRO alike are facing large budget deficits. How individuals, cities, and agencies react to these deficits seem to vary greatly. Changes, and the decision to […]
Night Rail 3 – Urban Style!
When talking about our very first “Night Rail” back in July, several of us wanted to make it something that would be duplicated over and over. The 5th Friday theme sounded cool to many of us involved in the planning, as long as we could throw in an extra every once in a while. Turns […]
No Excuses – Flurry of Light Rail Activities
Without a doubt, people are riding the light rail after a Summer slow down. Yes, it’s still hot but, as we know, the recreational riders are rockin’ the Rail Life like crazy. If you are “bored” and looking for stuff to do, I’ll try to help with a few ideas: Thursday, you should join me […]
Enjoy the Diamondbacks – Night Rail style!
You asked for it, you got it! Come join us for a fun Friday night at Chase field! RailLife.com is teaming up with a bunch of friends in the "Night Rail" spirit for a great time at Chase field on Friday, September 18th. Enjoy seats in the Diamond Level at our discounted rate of just […]
Metro stepped up and extended the hours for light rail, so now it’s our turn to show them it was a great decision! Introducing Night Rail, July 31st! If you are a fan of the extended light rail hours, a friend of business owners along the line or just a fan of having fun, join […]
Rail Life “Flickr Pic” of the week – Old and new
This past week, I got to enjoy the very first “Light Rail New Year’s Eve” in Tempe. The Fiesta Bowl Block Party was a huge success and a ton of people were able to ride light rail to Mill Avenue for the very first time. The headlining band for the evening was the long time […]
Looking to extend Metro’s hours of operation
The Downtown Voices Coalition is asking the Mayor, City Council, and interested parties to find a solution for running light rail on a 24 hour schedule. A few of their reasons are as follows. Closing time for nightlife and entertainment is generally 2 a.m., with many other locations doing “after-hours” past the traditional bar closing times. Restaurant and […]