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South Central Phoenix light rail extension receives $100M federal grant

Posted at 9:25 AM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 12:25:09-04

A controversial light rail project in Phoenix received a $100 million grant from the federal government this week — just more than a month before city voters will weigh in on whether to kill it and all future light rail development.

The Federal Transit Administration announced the funding July 9 for the South Central Phoenix light rail extension.

The project calls for extending the existing Metro light rail line down Central and First avenues from downtown Phoenix all the way to South Mountain.

U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton, who formerly served as Phoenix mayor, praised the funding award.

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