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AWARD WINNING TEMPE FACILITY CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING by azhttp

TEMPE (October 11, 2007) – Please join us as we celebrate the

newest and “greenest” facility in the Valley Metro transit system.

The public is invited to view and tour the East Valley Bus Operations and

Maintenance Facility at 2050 W. Rio Salado Parkway and understand more about

what makes a building environmentally friendly at the grand opening on

October 22.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with a breakfast and facility tours

to follow at 10:30 a.m. Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and Scottsdale Mayor Mary

Manross will make remarks about the features of the facility at 9:30 a.m.

The facility was recently awarded the Valley Forward Association Award of

Merit for Buildings and Structures because of its innovative use of recycled

materials and use of local resources.

“In Tempe, we are working to create an economically, culturally

and environmentally sustainable community,” said Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman.

“This new facility is a tangible representation of that commitment and of

our ability to work together to make that sustainable vision a reality.”

The cities of Tempe and Scottsdale, along with Valley Metro,

will be celebrating this new facility that contains sustainable elements

that help to protect and conserve the Earth’s natural resources. Tempe and

Scottsdale are actively supporting Leadership in Energy and Environmental

Design (LEED) certified buildings in their communities.

Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross said, “I am particularly proud

that Scottsdale and Tempe have supported a goal of LEED certification, and

with a Gold certification submittal for the facility’s administration

building it proves outstanding dedication to this effort.”

The new facility will provide and enhance future transportation

services in the Valley. The 24-acre facility will house 250 buses and 600

employees and include more than 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art

maintenance, fueling, bus wash and administrative “green” space. The

administration office will be submitted for LEED Gold certification and the

remainder of the project will be submitted for LEED Silver certification by

the U.S. Green Building Council.

Funding for the facility is a combination of Proposition 400

public transportation funds, local funds from Tempe and Scottsdale, and

federal funds. The event is free to the public.

Valley Metro/RPTA is an organization of 14 local governments

that provides or funds transit services to citizens in the greater Phoenix

metropolitan and surrounding areas. For more information about Valley Metro

public transit services, call Transit Information at (602) 253-5000; for

callers with TTY (602) 261-8208; or visit the Valley Metro website at

www.ValleyMetro.org <http://www.valleymetro.org/> . The ON THE MOVE logo

designates those transportation projects approved by voters in November

2004.

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Tempe receives award for clean air efforts by quotes
October 27, 2006, 5:42 pm
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Tempe receives award for clean air efforts
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TEMPE, Ariz.- The city of Tempe Transit Program, Tempe in Motion,
received the Outstanding Trip Reduction Program – Public Award from the
Clean Air Campaign on Oct. 18. The Clean Air Awards recognize the best
clean air and alternative transportation programs in Maricopa County.

 

The city received the award for implementing an outstanding alternative
modes program for its employees. The goal of the program is to encourage
city employees to ride the bus, bike, walk, carpool or telecommute in
order to reduce the Valley’s air pollution and traffic congestion
problems. 

 

The city’s Trip Reduction Program provides employees with resources and
incentives to reduce single occupancy automobile trips.  Employees
receive free bus passes, preferential parking for carpoolers and a
guaranteed ride home for alternative mode users.  The city also has a
Bike Loan Program, which provides employees with a free bicycle and
accessories for bicycling to work. 

 

For information, call (480) 350-2775 or visit www.tempe.gov/tim