By Bayne Froney | AZRE
In the past, Valley residents would drive their own personal vehicles on the very limited number of freeways available to them. Now, anyone can get anywhere quickly with the enhancements of freeways, bus systems, on-demand services, the light rail and much more.
The evolution of transportation in the PHX East Valley has helped drive the region. Over the past 10 years, bus systems have grown and the creation of the light rail system has connected Phoenix to the East Valley, allowing for more movement and growth.
The opening of the light rail, bike lanes and bus systems has also catered to different modes of transportation. According to Ram Pendyala, a professor at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University, different forms of transportation — such as public transit, biking, on-demand services and walking — has been greatly impacted by the younger generation.