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Time to Reexamine the South Central Light Rail Extension

April 12, 2018

I realized during my time on the Citizens Committee on the Future of Transportation in Phoenix that the extension of the Light Rail along South Central did not make any economic sense but now the businesses along the proposed route are also realizing the damage that this extension will do and many of them have signed a petition objecting to the current plans. At the last meeting of the Phoenix Citizens Transportation Commission (the oversight group for implementing the sales tax passed in 2015) I suggested we reexamine this extension, but it will take a strong lobbying effort with the Phoenix City Council to get this done. So, let’s get on it before we waste hundreds of millions of dollars that could be better spent on roads and buses.

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