Phoenix, Arizona’s 42-kilometre (26 miles) Valley Metro light rail system forms part of the region’s multi-modal transportation system. Constructed in three phases – the initial 32-kilometre (20-mile) line opened in late 2008 and two extensions opened in 2016. Another seven high-capacity extensions either planned or under construction will create a 106-kilometre (66-mile) system by 2034.
The fully-accessible, no-step level boarding LRT integrates with bus to provide customers with seamless transit network connections for work, education and entertainment. Built to increase regional mobility, provide travel options, create more walkable and sustainable communities, keep the region economically competitive, encourage development and redevelopment, and enhance quality of life, the LRT has helped transform the landscape across the region. Numerous sports, shopping, restaurants and arts and culture destinations are situated along the line.