Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Light rail extension design approved

Service won't start for another 6 years, but the light rail extension into Mesa took another step forward with the Feds approval of the design work. Mesa's end of line stop is currently the busiest along the line. One would guess that this trend will continue with the extended lines.

While light rail has started to become part of the regular life, the slowed economy has yet to show what kinds of economic opportunities can be realized along the line. Perhaps by 2016, the economy will have recovered and we will have a better view of if light rail will be able to reach its potential.

In the meantime, it is a good way to get to downtown sporting events and games at ASU.

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