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Convincing more than a dozen individual public transit operations to abandon their autonomy and huddle together under one umbrella for the good of the region requires more than just a great communicator. It takes an overcommunicator.
Transit is becoming more relevant in our daily lives. It gives people an option to get out of their cars and be more sustainable. Transit gets us to jobs, school and social activities. It becomes a lifeline for an aging population and persons with disabilities. It energizes our economic vitality and it is constantly pushing cities and towns to work together to find solutions in a decade of economic challenges.
I have been using the Valley’s mass transit system for several years. Actually, I had to buy a car when I first moved to the Valley fourteen years ago because the mass transit at that time was close to non-existent. I moved from Denver where having a car is great, but not really necessary because the transit system is so good!
Mesa Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh will host a Coffee with the Councilmember on July 20, with a focus on transportation. Kavanaugh’s guest speaker is Jodi Sorrell, a transit public involvement coordinator for the city. Sorrell will talk about changes in light rail, bus and dial-a-ride services, as well as provide an update on the light rail extension into downtown. The event is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the United Food Bank, 245 S. Nina Drive. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Fire officials say three people, including an infant, were taken to the hospital after a light rail accident in Mesa Tuesday night.
Authorities say a pedestrian is dead after a light rail train accident somewhere along the westbound tracks from Mesa to Tempe.
PHILADELPHIA - The heat wave that has gripped most of the nation showed few signs of abating Tuesday and may persist for some regions until the weekend.
While a 6-month-old light-rail line in the nation’s fifth largest city has exceeded expectations so far, its operators are now facing their biggest test — the Valley’s sizzling heat.