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Today, Valley Metro will open the 50th Street/Washington Station, marking the first new station built along its existing light-rail line in Phoenix.The $23 million station provides access to an Ability360 facility — which serves people with disabilities — and the neighboring business community, Valley Metro officials said in an announcement. It also will support transit-oriented development that’s planned for the area, they added.The station features wider platforms and sidewalks, a ticket vending machine canopy and various pieces of art. Construction on the facility began in 2017.The station is the first light-rail project completed under Phoenix Transportation 2050, a long-range plan aimed at advancing the city’s transportation infrastructure."Four years ago, Phoenix voters from all corners of the city made the choice to expand and enhance our community investment in a total transportation plan," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. "Ability360 [is] one of our state's largest and most comprehensive disability resources centers, [and this station] sends a message that Phoenix values inclusivity; that we want everyone to feel welcome riding on our rail."