West Phoenix Central Glendale Transit Corridor Study Public

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West Phoenix / Central Glendale Transit Corridor Study Public Meetings May 2013

West Phoenix / Central Glendale Transit Corridor Study Public Meetings May 2013

20 -Mile Light Rail Line 2

20 -Mile Light Rail Line 2

Ridership § Opened in December 2008 § Success is in the ridership • •

Ridership § Opened in December 2008 § Success is in the ridership • • • 50% above projections 13. 5 million riders in FY 2012 5. 9% more than in FY 2011 42, 000 average weekday riders Over one million riders per month 60, 000+ riders three times 3

Defining Success: Economic Development § $6. 9 billion total investment along alignment (planned, under

Defining Success: Economic Development § $6. 9 billion total investment along alignment (planned, under construction or completed) • $5. 4 billion private investment • $1. 5 billion public investment § 16, 500+ residential units § 129 million square ft. commercial § 3, 400+ hotel rooms

Future High Capacity Transit Corridors 5

Future High Capacity Transit Corridors 5

Overall Project Schedule 6

Overall Project Schedule 6

West Phoenix/Glendale Corridor- Background § Phoenix Transit Tax passed (2000) and GO Glendale Transportation

West Phoenix/Glendale Corridor- Background § Phoenix Transit Tax passed (2000) and GO Glendale Transportation Tax passed (2001) § Glendale corridor in Regional Transportation Plan (Proposition 400 passed 2004) § Expanded study area to include emerging activity centers along the Loop 101 corridor such as Westgate City Center (2013) 7

Study Area 8

Study Area 8

Study Purpose Develop a recommendation for high capacity transit improvements in the study area

Study Purpose Develop a recommendation for high capacity transit improvements in the study area including: § What type of transit (light rail, bus, streetcar) § Where to locate the alignment or route 9

Purpose of the Transit Project § Connect downtown Glendale and West Phoenix to existing

Purpose of the Transit Project § Connect downtown Glendale and West Phoenix to existing light rail system § Connect major activity centers § Improve mobility through and within the study area § Support local planning priorities for transportation, land use, and economic development 10

Opportunities and Constraints 11

Opportunities and Constraints 11

Population Density (2010) Population per Square Mile 12

Population Density (2010) Population per Square Mile 12

Activity Centers/Destinations 13

Activity Centers/Destinations 13

Important Considerations for Transit § § § Provide cost-effective project Serve major employment and

Important Considerations for Transit § § § Provide cost-effective project Serve major employment and activity centers Provide mobility options Improve travel reliability Minimize community impacts Support community and regional plans and economic development objectives § Provide an improvement that is adaptable for future extension to points father west including Westgate City Center 14

Types of Transit 15

Types of Transit 15

Alternatives Evaluation Process 16

Alternatives Evaluation Process 16

Study Schedule 17

Study Schedule 17

Public Outreach Activities § Glendale Family Bike Ride – April 14, 2013 § GO

Public Outreach Activities § Glendale Family Bike Ride – April 14, 2013 § GO Glendale Open House – April 24, 2013 § Public Meetings § Glendale – May 6, 2013 § Phoenix - May 16, 2013 § Updates available via email and social media § www. valleymetro. org/glendale 18

For more information, contact: Sonya Pastor La Sota Community Outreach Coordinator Valley Metro (602)

For more information, contact: Sonya Pastor La Sota Community Outreach Coordinator Valley Metro (602) 744 -5584 [email protected] org 19