Sure, it’s not in Phoenix, but it’s a light rail ride away. Hit up the concert and head on back to Phoenix to avoid the crush of crazy concert goers on Mill Ave.
Even though ridership is well above the estimates published before the Grand Opening, many people have yet to ride the Light Rail.
Greg Hogue, Newscast Director for ABC 15, shares his experience riding the rail for the first time on his blog.
When light-rail construction scared off scores of shoppers, many struggling downtown merchants considered the $1.4 billion line more of a curse than a blessing. Light rail began running in December, and what a difference a few months has made. Last week, several downtown business owners lobbied a transit agency to make sure that their shops would sit near a future light-rail route.
The region’s light-rail system beat ridership expectations in its first month of regular service. Metro chief Rick Simonetta reported Wednesday that by every measure, Metro carried more riders in January than planners had predicted would ride after a year of service.
I just read an encouraging article at azcentral.com, reporting that: “The airport initially expected that a daily average of 600 to 700 people would use the new transit connection from the train stop at 44th and Washington streets in Phoenix. But with Metro service not even a month old, Sky Harbor says the average is 850 people… Read more