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Valley Metro Rail Inc. (VMRI) is planning to undertake the Glendale Light Rail Transit Line project in Arizona, the US.
The project involves the construction of a 64.37km of light rail transit system. It includes the construction of stations, the installation of signaling units and electric lines, and the laying of tracks.
VMRI will undertake the first phase of the Glendale Corridor Alternative Analysis (AA), which includes feasibility and funding analysis.
VMRI along with the city of Phoenix and the city of Glendale Transportation Department undertaken alternatives analysis study, and looked at a number of potential routes and also the mode to determine if light rail is even the proper mode to be using along with a corridor.
In 2015, Adding rapid-transit bus service along those same routes is an alternative being explored.Planners with the Valley-wide public transit agency gathered public and business input on both routes and modes of transportation.
In July 2015, alternate routes were being explored considering ridership potential, right-of-way and traffic impacts, and cost as the analysis factors.
On May 27, 2016, Glendale municipal leaders formally approved a proposed light-rail route.
Pre-Planning and final route evaluations activities are underway. Subject to the approvals in the first quarter of 2018, design activities will take place from 2019 to 2022 while construction works 2022 to 2026.
The project involves the construction of a 64.37km of light rail transit system from Phoenix to Glendale in Arizona, the US.
The US$500 million project includes the following: