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A group of light rail opponents seeking to end its expansion collected enough signatures to bring the issue to a vote, and it will be on the ballot in a special city election in late August.
On Tuesday, April 2, Friends of Transit and Downtown Phoenix Inc. will host an information session about the ballot measure and potential impacts of the vote from 2-3:30 p.m. Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith will provide a presentation, and be available for Q&A.
Free and open to the public, the event will be at the Downtown Phoenix Inc. offices, located at 1 E. Washington Street, Ste. 230. Refreshments are provided by Friends of Transit and RSVP is required.
The ballot measure targets Phoenix light rail specifically, but because Valley Metro is an intra-city service, the vote affects the entire system, including future lines connecting downtown to south Phoenix and the Capitol.

Initially formed in opposition to the South Central Extension — and the reduction in vehicle traffic lanes associated with it — the group behind the measure started the anti-light rail petition process after City Council voted in September to proceed with the south-side extension as planned.


What: Light Rail Ballot Measure Info Session
When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown Phoenix Inc. 1 E. Washington Street, Ste. 230 — CityScape Phoenix
Parking: Validated parking is available in either of the two CityScape Public Parking garages for the length of the meeting.  Please bring your ticket with you for validation at the front desk after the meeting.
RSVP: Please send in your RSVP to Melissa Oister at

About Friends of Transit

Created in 2001, the goal of the Friends of Transit nonprofit is to educate the public on the benefits and importance of a well-designed and accessible mass transit system. Read more.

About Downtown Phoenix Inc.

Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI) is a community development group created in 2013 to advance the continued revitalization of Downtown Phoenix. A collaboration of business leaders, City of Phoenix staff and community leaders, DPI coordinates activities between the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Phoenix Community Alliance and Downtown Phoenix Community Development Corporation. Read more.