10 YEARS OF LIGHT RAIL: Valley Metro Celebrates Railversary (FNN)
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10 YEARS OF LIGHT RAIL: Valley Metro Celebrates Railversary (FNN)

October 12, 2019


X 10 NSXTRAK TNEWS NOW ON LIGH RAIL. 1 YEARSF THE 2008 BUTIRST,ET’SHOW TKAY BAC T AZAM SMEN. CARMEN BLACKWELL AT E CELEBRATIO. WE HAVE IT FOR YOU HERE ON NEWS NOW.>>VALLEY METRO HOLDING A PUBLIC CELEBRATION FOR THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSPORTATION SYSM. EVYONEte GOOMORNG,IDESS WHAT WOULD CAL A LITTLE BITE OF A PARTY. THERE WILL BE LE MIC, GOG TO BE AN INTACTIONE ARDISPY,T THE IERACVERT DISPL CHANGING COMMUNITIES FOR THE BETTER. THIS INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBIT, YOU GET TO VOTE ON PHOTOS THAT ARE PUT OUT ON SOCIALEDIA HAVE A GREAT TEUPT TO SHOW HOW WONDERFUL LIGHT RAIL IS FOR THE COMMUNITY.>>THIS IS EXCITING BECAUSE YOU HAVE IT DIVIDED WHERE IT IS EASY RE IHY.E INTERACTIVEISPL.T AND THERIS AROP BOX, I GUESS, YOU DROP YOUR COINS IN HERE AND THIS IS A YES OR A NO.>>THIS ONE IS, D YOU LIVE HERE WHEN LIGHT RAIL OPENED? PHOENIIS A GREAT PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO TRANSPLANT TO AND TRANSPORTATION NEEDS TO KEEP GROWING. WE HAD TWO EXTENSIONS AND WARE EXTED FOR E NEW ONCE COMIN>>Rorter:0 YEARTHAT T LIGHT RAIL HAVE BEEN UP. YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYBODY USES IT A LOT, JUST AIG TOOL FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN DNTOWN? WOUL S WE’ MOVINVER ,000 OF PEOPLE ON THE LIGHT RAIL AND WE WERE NOT EXPECTING THIS KIND OF RIDERSHIP UNTIL 2022. WE HAVE GILBERT ROAD EXTENSION OPENING NEXT YEAR WITH GOING INTO SOUTH CENTRAL TO BRING THE COMMUNE TOY THE REST OF THE VALLEY SO THEY CAN EXPERIENCE ALL OF THE GREAT THINGS HAPPENING ALONG THE RAIL.>>Reporter: BESIDES CELEBRATING THE LIGHT RAIL ITSELF AND WE’VE GOT A BIT OF AND ANNIVERSARY PARTY THAT IS HAPPENING TONIGHT, TALK ABOUT THE LIVE MUSIC ANDVERYTHING THATVERYBO NEEO KNOW.>>WE HAVE A LIVE MUSIC SCENE STAGE OUTSIDE, WE HAVE LANE CHANGE, BLIND MELON. THERE IS GOING TO BE A FAMILY FUN ZONE WITH A MARIACHI BAND, FACE PAINTING AND THERE IS A SCAVENGER HUNT WHERE PEOPLE CAN ENTER TO WIN GIFT CARDS, KELLY CLARKSON’S TICKETS, SUNS’ TICKETS. YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE AND ENJOY THE LAST ‘RE OVIDG TH RID SO U WAI CAHOP ON TD GET OFF AT THIRD STREET AND JEFFERSON OR THIRD STREET AND WASHINGTON AND YOU CAN ENJOY THE CELEBRATION THAT IS THE LIGHT RAIL.>>Reporter: WE CALL THE RAILVERSARY.>>YES, IT IS CALLED THE RAIL VERSECY AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF STUFF HAPPENING OUTSIDE. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE HEATERS BECAUSE IT IS A LITTLE BIT CHILLY. WE’RE HAPPY TO PARTNER WITH STATE 48 FOR OUR AWESOME RAIL TEE SHIRTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE. YOU COME DOWN AND ENJOY THE STUFF THAT IS HAPPENING AND IT IS EXCITING BECAUSE IT IS 10 YEARS.>>Reporter: THANK YOU SO MUCH. HAVING FUN TONIGHT, FREE TEE SHIRT AND A FREE RIDE.>>FREE TEE SHIRT, FREE RIDE. ASK BRITTNEY IF SHE LIKES WHAT CORY CALLED IT. RAILABRATION.>>TELL HER IT IS GOOD TO SEE HER. SHE WORKED AT FOX 10 AS A PRUCER. LL HER WE SAID H>>RARDLESWHAT Y CALL IT, IT IS GOING TO BE FUN CELEBRATING TONIGHT. GOOD MORNING, AGAIN, EVERYONE. I’M CURRENTLY JOINED BY STEVE KRAFFT. THAN FOR BEING HERE AGAIN. WE APPRECIATE IT.>>PLEASURE, ALWAYS.>>WE JUST AIRED CARMEN BLKWELS SEENT ON THE ILVEARY. ASKED YOU ON SET TO TALK ABOUT 10 YEARS OF THE LIGHT RAIL. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH IT?>>I TAKE IT A LOT. I GREW UP IN A PLACE WRE OPLE DID NAVE CARS. WEN FEEARS WHOUT A CAR IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO. WHEN THIS CAME ONLINE, I WAS EXCITED ABOUT IT. THOUTTOULD BE GREAT TO TAKEHE SYSTEM. ISRANDEW, THE MACNERY PNTS. OFT, THEECHNOLYND THAT PART OF IT, IIKED. SOME OF TH THINGS I THINK PEOPLE ARE HOPING IT GETS BETTER AND MORESELVES LATER ON IN TEVININGS AND MORE FREQUENCY OF TRAINS. IF YOU’RE GOING FROM MESA TO DOWNTOWN PHOENIX, IT CAN BE KIND OF SLOW. IT IS NOT ELEVATED. ONCE YOU GET INTO A CROWDED AREA, IT IS KIND OF POKEY. THERE HAVE BEEN ISSUES WITH SECURITY ON THE TRAINS, EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT. THERE IS A CERTA PCENTAGEF PEOP Y AND GENALLYIFFICU TO BE SITTINARD THAT IS A PROBLEM SOMETIMES. I THINK FOLKS BEHD VLEY METRO KNS E . TH ARE EXPANNG THE SYSM IF YOU LIVE IN SCOTTALE OR SOUTH PH, LIGHT RAIL IS IRRE IRRELEVANT. THERE IS NO PLAN TO EXTEND TO THOSE AREAS, WHICH I THINK IS A MAJOR DEFICIEN OF LIGHT RAIL.>>WE HAVE TO LOOK BACK 10 YEARS. I WAS GOING TO THE ARIZONATATE UNIVERSITY, THE CRONKITE SCHOOL.>>WHICH IS GREAT, BY THE WAY.>>THEY PROVIDED FREE A.S.U. PASSES. I TOOK IT TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY. WO CAMPUS, TEMP AND PENIX, WAS EASY, IT WAS CHEAP, NO WEAR AND TEAR ON YOUR VEHLE, DIDN’T V. S TWEEN THEWO CAMSES. THAT A CRIDO THAS GOOD FOR LHT RL. THCLAIM IS A LOTF BUSINESSES HAVE BENEFITED FROM THIS. IF YOU GO TO THE NORTHWEST PART OF IT IN THE 19th OUT AND DUNLAP, PEOPLE TELL YOU THAT BETHANY HOME AREA, THEY BROUGHT A LO OF RIFF RAFF. I THINK IT IS FAIR TO SAY VALLEY METRO IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND IT IS A MIXED BAG AND HERE TO STAY>>IT IS FUN TO TALK ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE AND LKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE. THEY ARE PLANNING EXPSIONSND THE, TEMPE? THE CLING I IN>>THE STREETCAR WILL GO UP ML AVENUE.>>LIGHT RAIL BUILT HERE IN THE VALL WITH HOPESF ALLEVIATING TRAFC.

3 Comments

  • Reply 123bigred December 27, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    10 years of traffic delays is All this was. Lived in Arizona for 33 years, I have never once used this. Waste of taxpayer money, and IT'S NOT SAFE for pedestrians and drivers! THEY SHOULD REMOVE IT ALL!!

  • Reply Hannibal Smith December 27, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    10 years and it cost us millions and still goes nowhere useful. Nice.

  • Reply LoveAddict69 December 27, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Blind Melon

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