“Today was a monumental day at the ballot box for public transportation in Phoenix, Arizona. Congratulations to the forward-thinking residents of Phoenix, who voted to ensure that their light rail system can expand to better serve the transit needs of a rapidly growing city looking to the future. Phoenix made it resoundingly clear to the naysayers that light rail is essential to their economy and their community.

I commend Phoenix mayor Kate Gallego, who made investing in public transportation a key part of her agenda, and Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith and his team, who can continue their outstanding work in expanding mobility options for Phoenix. APTA remains committed to fighting at the local, state and federal levels to improve and expand public transit options.”

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