Phoenix Arizona

September 14, 2006, 8:52 pm
Filed under: City of Mesa, Maricopa County, Maricopa County News, Mesa | Tags: , , ,



Valley Metro, the region’s public transportation provider, is working to
implement the Mesa Main Street Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.  This
high capacity transit project is included in the region’s program of
public transportation investments that will be funded through the
passage of Proposition 400 by Maricopa County voters in 2004.  Valley
Metro is currently collaborating with the City of Mesa to conduct a
study of alignment options, vehicle options, and priority treatments to
implement the project.  The Mesa Main Street BRT project is scheduled to
begin operations in late 2008 to coincide with the start of METRO Light
Rail Transit (LRT) service.


Two open houses are being held to inform residents and interested
parties about the project, and receive comment on project alignment,
station, and design options.  Poster boards will be displayed along with
handouts and a Powerpoint slide presentation.  Staff from Valley Metro,
Mesa, and the consultant team will be available to describe the project,
explain options, answer questions, and receive feedback.  Snacks will be


The day, time, and location of the meetings are provided below.


Downtown/West Mesa

Thursday, September 28, 2006

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Room 170, Mesa City Plaza

20 East Main Street

(NE corner of Center Street & Main Street)

Mesa, AZ 85201

Served by Valley Metro Routes 45, 104, & Red Line

East Mesa

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Red Mountain Branch Library

635 North Power Road

Mesa, AZ 85205


Served by Valley Metro Route 30


BRT is a new, high quality transit service that operates on city streets
with enhancements to improve travel time and service attractiveness. The
Mesa Main Street BRT project is one of five arterial BRT corridors
identified in the Regional Transportation Plan that will be funded
through Proposition 400. The Mesa Main Street BRT will operate between
the planned light rail transit (LRT) terminal at Sycamore in Mesa and
Power Road. Alignment options are being considered in Downtown Mesa and
on Southern Avenue.  A possible service extension to the Superstition
Springs Shopping Center will also be considered by the study. 


The 11-mile Mesa Main Street BRT line will include new vehicles and
upgraded stations. It will also have improvements to increase operating
speed, which may include queue jumpers (lanes at intersections to bypass
backups) and traffic signal priority.

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