MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- A new 2-mile stretch of the light rail is now in business.

On Saturday, Valley Metro extended the ride from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road and a couple of new spots along Main Street.

Valley Metro celebrated the expansion by hosting a grand opening event Saturday morning. 

“Since light rail opened in Mesa, it’s been a force for revival and renewal,” said Mesa Mayor John Giles. “Not only does it provide options for our residents to reach important destinations, it has resulted in $240 million of completed economic development projects with more on the way. Without light rail, investment on this scale, over the past few years, would not have occurred.”

The new stations feature eye-catching art by local and national artists with the added distance.

The Valley Metro light rail system expands to 28 miles with 38 stations across Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.

For more information on the new route, visit


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Big Mike 86

Old farts always find something to complain about [beam]


Yay, more bums and addicts in the east valley.


How about a report of how many businesses have been forced into bankruptcy or had their property stolen? How about reporting on how the traffic jambs have increased? How about reporting on how many people (including me) refused to do business along the light rail thanks to the massive traffic delays? Of course none of that will ever be done because the socialist powers that be want to be immortalized by having their names on cornerstones.


Ya man baby , bow bring g in drone helicopters electrical 168 mph in 60 min trips or less , door to destination. Ya man baby [beam][smile][rolleyes]

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