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Mesa plans for light rail line to Chandler

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By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune

It won’t happen tomorrow, or probably even five years from now, but Mesa is looking into its long-term options for a second light rail line that would run through the Fiesta District and might even head to downtown Chandler someday.

Mesa and Chandler caution that the possibility of any such line eventually opening depends on a lot of factors that are difficult to predict, such as the availability of financing and how Chandler develops in the future.

A 2012 study identified a potential corridor for high-capacity transit, which could include anything from light rail to express bus service or even a streetcar, such as the streetcar project planned in downtown Tempe.


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