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Light Rail Anniversary Casts Light on Area Growth

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Despite ongoing challenges and concerns in various parts of the Valley, the economic growth generated as a byproduct of the BEX

December 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Approved CIPs Show Sustained Growth in Sector

By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange The final tally is coming in for this year’s budget season, namely, the Capital Improvement Plans for major BEX

September 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Senior Dev Planned Near Future Light Rail Line

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Even though the South Central Light Rail Extension is still in the design phase and won’t be in operation until 2023, at BEX

January 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Top Capital Programs in Arizona

By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Show me the Money! If looking for opportunities in the Public Works sector, an obvious route is to “follow the money.” BEX

October 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Valley Metro Shares Capital Program Updates

By Tasha Anderson for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Valley Metro’s Manager of Capital Planning, Abhi Dayal, gave a detailed update on their rail capital program on Thursday, BEX

June 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

PHX OKs Next Step of S. Central Light Rail

Source: City of Phoenix The South Central Light Rail Extension project is moving forward to final design. Last week, the Phoenix City Council approved a $50M agreement with BEX

April 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Stantec to Design Tempe Streetcar

Source: City of Tempe Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. has been named to provide design services for the $177M Tempe Streetcar project, according to a joint announcement BEX

December 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tempe Seeks to Boost Streetcar Appeal

By Chris Coppola for The Arizona Republic The vision for Tempe’s $177M proposed downtown streetcar line includes hybrid cars that use batteries to avoid overhead wires BEX

August 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

CMAR Set for 50th Street Light Rail Station

Source: Valley Metro The Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors unanimously approved Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. as the Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) for the new 50th Street BEX

August 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Community Mobilized by ’19 North’ Team

Source: 19 North Alliance The 19 North area encompasses Montebello toDunlap along the 19th Avenue light rail extension andsurrounding neighborhoods. Credit: Google Maps A BEX

July 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Glendale Council Backs Light-Rail Route

By Jeff Grant for Daily News-Sun The City Council, in a 4-3 vote, has endorsed a plan to extend Valley Metro’s light-rail network into downtown Glendale via a five-mile BEX

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

On Track for More Mesa Light Rail

By Maria Polletta for The Arizona Republic Preliminary construction work on the next leg of Mesa’s light rail line could begin as soon as August, according to city BEX

May 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

MAG Syncs Up Transit Projects, Funding

By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) held a mid-phase transportation funding public meeting April 27. Presentations BEX

April 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

PHX Council Moves to Bolster Light Rail

By Matthew Roy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange The Phoenix City Council voted March 2 to adopt a trio of ordinances pertinent to the future of light rail in the city. One BEX

March 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

Phoenix Issues RFP for Camelback Parcel

By Matthew Roy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange The City of Phoenix last week issued a Request for Proposals to develop an oddly shaped little patch of land next to the BEX

March 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Valley Metro CEO Resigns, Interim Installed

Source: Valley Metro Following a joint meeting of the Valley Metro RPTA and Valley Metro Rail Boards of Directors, action was taken to accept the resignation of Chief BEX

December 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Proposed Glendale Light Rail Extension

By Jeff Grant for Daily News-Sun Valley Metro and Glendale officials continue to hear pros and cons from the public on a possible extension of light rail service into the BEX

September 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Voters to Decide Phoenix Prop 104

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Voters head to the polls today to decide Prop 104, a decision which will influence the Valley’s light rail and BEX

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Light Rail a Catalyst for Mesa Growth

Source: Lavidge The first extension of metro Phoenix’s Valley Metro light rail system will arrive in downtown Mesa Aug. 22, six months ahead of schedule and setting a BEX

August 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Light Rail Drives $8.2B in Development

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange The Phoenix Metro area has received more than $8.2B in private and public development along the 20 miles of light rail since BEX

July 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Glendale Light Rail Set for 2016 Decision

By Jeff Grant for Daily News Sun Three potential routes remain under study for extending Valley Metro’s light-rail line from west Phoenix into downtown Glendale by the year BEX

July 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

No Streetcar in Tempe Improvement Plan

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange The Tempe City Council has directed the removal of the city’s streetcar project from its Infrastructure Improvement Plan BEX

June 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mixed-Use Project to Central Phoenix

By Philip Haldiman for Rose Law Group Reporter A 4-story, 90-unit project is in the works in the Eastlake Park district of central Phoenix. The site plan for The Presidential BEX

April 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Officials Promote Transportation Funding

By Luci Scott for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Officials rode in a large-vehicle parade from Margaret T. Hance Park to Civic Space Park on April 9 in downtown Phoenix, a BEX

April 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

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