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Tempe - April 2013

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Tempe, AZ — FTA Approves Project Development

April 2013

As reported by progressiverailroading.com, the Federal Transit Administration has appvoed entering project development for the 2.6-mile planned streetcar line in Tempe.

With this approval, Valley Metro can perform the environmental and initial engineering phases for the $130 illion project. The route of the line would be a loop through downtown Tempe, connecting with the successful light rail line to Phoenix.

Over 50% of the needed funding will be provided by a regional transit tax supplemented by Federal pollution improvement funds. The transit tax will also cover operating costs.


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