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1/10/2019



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Valley Metro, Arizona city seek public input on transit studies


Arizona Avenue is a main thoroughfare that runs through downtown Chandler.
Photo – Valley Metro

Valley Metro and the city of Chandler, Arizona, plan to host three public meetings later this month to solicit feedback on two ongoing public transit studies.

Public meetings will be held Jan. 23, 28 and 30. Participants can meet with Valley Metro and city representatives to share their ideas and opinions. In addition, surveys will be distributed to poll attendees on the types of transportation improvements they desire in Chandler.

The agency and city are updating the Chandler Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and conducting an alternates analysis (AA) study on Arizona Avenue. Last updated in 2010, the TMP will help guide the future development and implementation of transportation infrastructure and operations in Chandler.

The AA study will evaluate high-capacity transit options to connect transit riders along Arizona Avenue to the rest of the region. The study will help identify the optimal type of high-capacity transit mode, such as light rail, bus rapid transit or a streetcar system.

"In the coming months, residents will be asked for their ideas, opinions and priorities concerning improvements to Chandler's transportation system, including the roadway system, transit system, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities," Valley Metro officials said in an announcement.



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