Rep. Gallego Congratulates Valley Metro on $75 million Grant
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement in response to news that Valley Metro will a receive $75 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants Program for the Tempe Streetcar project.
The announcement comes as Valley Metro makes plans to expand in areas throughout the region, including in the South Central neighborhood in Phoenix.
"As public transit options continue to expand in our state, Arizona is quickly becoming an even better place to work, live, and raise a family. The Tempe Streetcart will help connect riders to jobs, school, and public services as it sparks even more economic growth and development in our region.
“Thanks to Arizona voters, this money wasn’t left on the table. I want to congratulate Valley Metro on this significant award to continue their mission to link Arizonans to new opportunities.”