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Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail Transit Project - Line Section 3

Phoenix grows by investing in roads, rail, and infrastructure

  • 8mi

    Track

  • 45K

    Riders/Day

  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Phoenix, Arizona

Helping Phoenix complete its starter system and providing service to thousands of travelers

With population increasing by nearly 47 percent each decade, investing in and enhancing the transportation infrastructure in the Phoenix area has become a necessity. Creating the initial Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail, a 20 mile starter system, was a giant first step taken by the city and Valley Metro Rail to meet the commuting needs of the people. The Phoenix Light Rail Transit (LRT) links major business and commerce areas including Arizona State University, the largest university in the country.

We provided the civil design for Line Section 3, widely considered to be the most complex of the five sections that were part of the 20 mile starter system. Running through the core of downtown Phoenix, this eight mile section of double track was faced with numerous unique design challenges. Working with stakeholders was crucial to making the project a success. In order to maintain access to residences and businesses, we positioned the single track guideway asymmetrically, creating a local access road on one side and general purpose roadway on the other. Since its opening in December 2008, the Phoenix LRT system has exceeded ridership expectations, experiencing continued growth with over 45,000 riders per day.

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Meet Our Team

Chris Eggers, Project Engineer

New connections between communities can change the perception of how we could and should provide transit in sprawling cities like Phoenix.

Bill Ferris, Jr., Senior Principal, Transportation

Our transportation specialists tailor solutions to improve our communities’ ability to commute to work, to play, and to life’s endeavors.
Bill Ferris, Jr. Senior Principal, Transportation Read More

Scot Schlund, Senior Principal, Water

Whether preventing floods, bringing water to farms, or providing clean drinking water, I take pride in our positive impact on the community.

April Victorino, Principal

Helping my clients maintain necessary services while accommodating growth and change in communities brings me a sense of accomplishment.

Chris Eggers

Project Engineer

Bill Ferris, Jr.

Senior Principal, Transportation

Scot Schlund

Senior Principal, Water

April Victorino

Principal

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