You are here:  Home  >  Dealmaker  >  Current Article

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton pushes light rail, economy

Posted by   /  April 9, 2015  /  No Comments

    Print       Email

stantonBy Dustin Gardiner and Brenna Goth, The Republic | azcentral.com

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton was in campaign mode during his State of the City speech Wednesday, making a charged pitch for a transportation-tax increase that would fund a massive expansion of the city’s light-rail and bus systems.

Stanton used his most visible platform of the year to outline economic benefits the nation’s sixth-largest city has seen since the construction of light rail, along with other taxpayer investments in the once-sleepy urban core. Since the trains began running in late 2008, he said, the tracks have spurred $5 billion in investment and helped create 35,000 jobs.

The mayor spoke before a crowd of more than 1,000 Valley business and political leaders, who cheered as he announced that several major companies are planning to move to the downtown and midtown areas.


    Print       Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You might also like...

Northern Pinal County updates shared at Pinal Partnership’s March breakfast

Read More →