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Gas station near light rail called a bad fit

[By Gary Nelson | The Republic | azcentral.com | Tue Aug 6, 2013] Gas station near light rail called a bad fit Six years ago, after numerous public meetings and untold hours of work, Mesa adopted an award-winning plan to … Continue reading

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Amid city challenges, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith’s stature grows

[By Gary Nelson The Republic | azcentral.com Fri Sep 27, 2013]   Amid city challenges, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith’s stature grows The Mesa that Scott Smith views from the expanse of windows in his seventh-floor downtown office is not the … Continue reading

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Light rail to Gilbert Road in Mesa comes into focus

Courtesy of AZCentral.com Nothing is in concrete yet, but Mesa is beginning to get a clearer picture of the possible timing and costs for what seems an ever-more-likely extension of light rail to Gilbert Road. About 50 people got up … Continue reading

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Press Release: Northwest Light Rail Extension Accelerated by Seven Years

Courtesy of Metro Light Rail PHOENIX, AZ — Construction of light rail is back on the move in Phoenix, AZ with the re-launch of the Northwest extension along 19th Avenue from the current end-of-line north 3.2 miles to Dunlap Avenue.  … Continue reading

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Mesa light-rail expansion on track

courtesy of Sean Holstege The Republic | azcentral.com Valley Metro is set to break ground today on the first light-rail expansion, a 3.1-mile stretch into downtown Mesa that city leaders hope will bring a sorely needed economic boost. The $200 … Continue reading

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Light-rail preparatory work begins this month in Mesa

courtesy of  Gary Nelson – May. 2, 2012 The Republic | azcentral.com The first inklings of light-rail construction will appear along Main Street this month. Traffic restrictions can be expected as workers prepare to move utility lines between Sycamore Street … Continue reading

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Downtown leg of Mesa light-rail accelerated

Gary Nelson - Dec. 6, 2011 Courtesy of  The Republic | azcentral.com Editor’s Note: Light Rail Connect promotes Live, Work, Ride in the light rail corridor.  Fortified by hot coffee and a $35 million federal grant, Metro Light Rail kicked off … Continue reading

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Mesa AZ to host Republican presidential debate, next to Light Rail

by Art Thomason - Nov. 1, 2011 Courtesy of The Arizona Republic [Editor’s Note: The Presidential debate next to the light rail extension in Mesa at the Arts Center shows the powerful will show up. Light Rail Advisors supports free and open … Continue reading

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One Great Asset – PHX Sky Train Car Unveiled – Connects Light Rail

Courtesy of SkyHarbor Airport [Editor's Note: Phoenix Sky Train is coming along. The roof is being attached at this very moment as you read this update. LightRailConnect supports this valuable link to make the airport more accessible to everyone] One … Continue reading

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Opinion: Mesa on its way toward light-rail planning redemption

by Southeast Valley editorial board - Oct. 26, 2011 Our View Courtesy of the Arizona Republic [Editor’s Note: Light Rail Advisors fully supports the 3.1 mile light rail extension into downtown and to Mesa Drive. The company started LightRailConnect.com and the LightRainConnect … Continue reading

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