Funding agreement to push Valley Metro South Central project forward

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PHOENIX — A $50-million funding agreement between the Phoenix city council and Valley Metro will fund the final design and pre-construction activities on the 5-mile extension of the South Central light rail line.

The final design of the project includes completing the engineering work, a comprehensive traffic analysis, archeology data testing, surveying and inspections, and community feedback support through the final design period.

In early January, the Federal Transit Administration determined there was no significant environmental impact and granted project leaders to push forward with the next segment.

In addition to the final design agreement, city council has also approved a request for proposals for a firm to assist the city and transit agency with a $2 million local transit development grant program that was awarded last October.

The South Central extension is currently on schedule for completion sometime in 2034.

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