Thursday, October 1, 2009

Where does METRO REALLY begin?


Where does METRO REALLY begin? Great photo opportunity tomorrow, 9 a.m.

A city official will clean a METRO light rail station. Why, you may ask? A bet.

Vice Mayors Tom Simplot (Phoenix) and Kyle Jones (Mesa) made a friendly wager back in August regarding which end-of-line station is the busiest by boardings. Through September, each city made attempts to attract more riders to their station – Montebello/19th Ave. in Phoenix and Sycamore/Main St. in Mesa. The terms: the city with the least amount of September boardings would clean the winning city’s station.

Well, boardings have been tracked…and the answer to that age-old question is in: In which city does METRO really begin? Mesa. Come see the Phoenix cleaning crew in action.


Friday, October 2, 2009

9 a.m.


Sycamore/Main St. light rail station, Mesa; Sycamore is located just east of Dobson Rd.


Phoenix Vice Mayor and METRO Board Chairman Tom Simplot

Mesa Vice Mayor and METRO Board Vice Chairman Kyle Jones

Phoenix “cleaning crew”

No formal comments will be given, but fun photos will be captured.


Parking available in the Sycamore park-and-ride located on the northwest corner of Main St. and Sycamore. Light rail also provides convenient access.

Source: Metro Light Rail

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