An artist's concept shows the proposed Tempe Streetcar alongside Valley Metro Light Rail
Special to the Tribune

A $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help the Tempe streetcar project begin construction in June. 

Tempe Streetcar, the region’s first such transportation option, will connect riders to Mill and Ash avenues in downtown Tempe, Rio Salado Parkway, Apache Boulevard and two light rail stations.

Brookville Equipment was approved by the Valley Metro Rail Board in April to build six streetcar vehicles. Vehicle paint scheme options and designs, including art concepts at all 14 stops, are being worked on.

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