On October 24th the City of Phoenix will launch the first citywide transit improvement resulting from the voter-approved Transportation 2050 plan. The improvements include adding three hours of bus service, seven days a week, to all local routes that service Phoenix, as well as ensuring that all local routes have a frequency of 30 minutes or less, no matter where or when they run in the city. Transit Director Maria Hyatt will fill us in.
The Arizona Department of Transportation has begun a three-year environmental study to select possible routes for Interstate 11 between Nogales and Wickenburg and is seeking public input. ADOT project manager Michael Kies (Keys) will tell us more.
Two local non-profits have received $30 million in federal funding to help develop business and housing near transit routes. Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Raza Development Fund (RDF) received the money. Terry Benelli, executive director of Phoenix LISC, will tell us more.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is studying a number of options for passenger rail service from Phoenix to Tucson. ADOT has identified several potential routes and is now asking for public input on those options. Sean Holstege, a transportation reporter for The Arizona Republic, provides the latest details on this story.