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Old Posted Apr 4, 2015, 11:38 PM
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My dream light rail and streetcar system for the Phoenix metro area

I have shared this at other forums, however, since I am a new member on this forum, I think this is worth sharing here.

In the Phoenix area, light rail ridership has exceeded expectations. I personally think the system should be expanded in the future. In my dream system, each line would have its own color, with the following:
  • Red Line - Existing route plus north/west extension to Metrocenter Mall and east extension to Power Road and Superstition Springs Center. Serves Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.
  • Blue Line - Existing route (including Downtown Mesa extension) plus planned Capitol/I-10 West extension and an additional extension west on I-10 and north on Loop 101 to Westgate. Serves Glendale, Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.
  • Green Line - The planned Tempe Streetcar (http://www.valleymetro.org/projects_and_planning/project_detail/tempe_streetcar/).
  • Silver Line - Baseline and Central Avenue up Central to Indian School Road, east on Indian School Road, north on SR 51, east on Shea Blvd, and north on Tatum to Paradise Valley Mall. Serves Phoenix including the northeastern part of the city.
  • Orange Line - From Arrowhead Towne Center, east on Bell Road, south on 59th Avenue, east on Glendale Avenue, south on Central Avenue, east on Loop 202, south to Sky Harbor Airport, east on Broadway, south on McClintock, and east on Chandler Blvd to Chandler Fashion Center. Serves Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix, Tempe, and Chandler.
  • Pink Line - From Chandler Blvd and 48th Street, east on Chandler Blvd/Williams Field Road to Power Road, and north on Power Road to Superstition Springs Center. Serves Phoenix (Ahwatukee), Chandler, Gilbert, and Mesa.
  • Brown Line - From Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright south to Chandler Blvd, and east on Chandler Blvd to Chandler Fashion Center. Serves Scottsdale, Tempe, and Chandler.
  • Purple Line - 75th Avenue and Baseline to Power Road via Baseline, and north on Power Road to Superstition Springs Center. Serves Phoenix (Laveen), Tempe, Mesa, and Gilbert.
  • Gold Line - Downtown Phoenix from US Airways Center/Chase Field, east via existing alignment, south on Dobson Road, east on Southern Avenue, and south on Gilbert Road to Queen Creek Road. Serves Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, and Chandler.
For efficient use of rail equipment, Orange Line trains that arriving inbound at Chandler Fashion Center would depart outbound as the Brown Line and vice-versa. Similarly, Pink Line trains arriving inbound at Superstition Springs Center would depart outbound as the Purple Line and vice-versa.

I personally think the Pink, Brown, and Purple Lines could be popular with mall shoppers. The Pink Line would connect Chandler Fashion Center, SanTan Village, and Superstition Springs Center. The Brown Line would connect Scottsdale Fashion Square and Chandler Fashion Center. Finally, the Purple Line would connect Arizona Mills and Superstition Springs Center.

For those who were wondering about the choices of my colors, here are my reasons:
  • The Red, Blue, and Green Lines are named as such as these are actually being planned (plus with my own extensions), and those are typically the first three colors used by most transit agencies.
  • The Brown Line was routed to avoid Hispanic areas to avoid being offensive (The Asian-American communities in Atlanta objected to the Yellow Line which is why it was renamed to the Gold Line).
  • The Pink Line was named as such since it passes mostly through politically conservative areas which likely has a lower than average gay population for the Phoenix area, thus fewer gays would be offended and gay stereotypes would not be promoted.
  • Like with MARTA in Atlanta, I used Gold instead of Yellow, to avoid offending the Asian communities on the Dobson corridor.
  • Silver, Orange, and Purple are completely random choices.
What does anyone think about these lines?
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Is there a map of these lines?
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Old Posted Apr 5, 2015, 5:34 AM
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Is there a map of these lines?
Here are some images that someone drew up for me, courtesy of blanketcomputer of AARoads. However, the Pink Line is partly incorrect as it shouldn't have that north-south segment on 48th Street on the west end of the route. Also, the Green Line is missing the segment to the Tempe Public Library.

Valley-wide (http://i.imgur.com/RGNJbmx.jpg):


Southeast Valley zoomed in (http://i.imgur.com/kkgERQc.jpg):


Northwest Valley zoomed in (http://i.imgur.com/6iJiP2g.jpg):


Also, the Blue Line is supposed to overlap with the Red Line from Downtown Phoenix east to Downtown Mesa, although it doesn't appear that way in the maps.
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Any commuter rail ideas?
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I think there is more.

The Silver Line will extend light rail from Paradise Valley Mall to Mayo Clinic, Desert Ridge Marketplace, CityNorth and etc.

There are more extensions of the light rail routes:

Red Line will be extend from Metrocenter Mall to ASU West, Grand Canyon Community College.

That is all.
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Any commuter rail ideas?
I know many have suggested commuter rail along the BNSF tracks parallel to Grand Avenue, however, just because there are existing tracks for freight trains doesn't mean it is the ideal route for transit purposes in terms of potential ridership.

I would think my light rail routes would probably get more ridership than any commuter rail route that would utilize existing freight train tracks, otherwise there would have to be a lot of right-of-way acquired and tracks layed, which would be very expensive.
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For those who were wondering, here is a list of stops for all lines except for the Green Line:

Red Line - From West to East:
  • Metrocenter Mall
  • 19th Ave and Dunlap
  • 19th Ave and Northern
  • 19th Ave and Glendale (walk to transfer to Orange Line)
  • 19th Ave and Montebello
  • 7th Ave and Camelback
  • Central and Camelback (walk to transfer to Orange Line)
  • Central and Campbell (shared with Orange Line)
  • Central and Indian School (shared with Orange Line, walk to transfer to Silver Line)
  • Central and Osborne (shared with Silver and Orange Lines)
  • Central and Thomas (shared with Silver and Orange Lines)
  • Central and Encanto (shared with Silver and Orange Lines)
  • Central and McDowell (shared with Silver and Orange Lines)
  • Central and Roosevelt (shared with Silver Line)
  • Central and Van Buren (northbound) / 1st Ave and Van Buren (southbound) (shared with Silver Line)
  • Central and Washington (northbound) / 1st Ave and Jefferson (southbound) (shared with Silver Line)
  • Washington and 3rd St (westbound) / Jefferson and 3rd St (eastbound)(Downtown Phoenix; shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • Washington and 12th St (westbound) / Jefferson and 12th St (eastbound) (shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • Washington and 24th St (westbound) / Jefferson and 24th St (eastbound) (shared with Blue and Gold Lines; walk to transfer to Orange Line)
  • Washington and 38th St (shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • Washington and 44th St (Sky Harbor Airport Station; shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • Washington and Priest (shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • Washington and Center Pkwy (shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • Third Street and Mill (Downtown Tempe Station; shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • Veterans Way and College Ave (Arizona State University; shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • University and Rural (shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • Apache and Dorsey (shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • Apache and McClintock (shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • Apache and Smith-Martin (shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • Apache and Price/Loop 101 (shared with Blue and Gold Lines)
  • Main and Sycamore (shared with Blue Line, walk to transfer to Gold Line)
  • Main and Alma School (shared with Blue Line)
  • Main and Country Club (shared with Blue Line)
  • Main and Center (Downtown Mesa Station; shared with Blue Line)
  • Main and Mesa (Mesa LDS Temple; shared with Blue Line)
  • Main and Stapley
  • Main and Gilbert
  • Main and Lindsay
  • Main and Val Vista
  • Main and Greenfield
  • Main and Higley
  • Main and Recker
  • Main and Power
  • Power and Broadway
  • Power and Southern
  • Superstition Springs Center (shared with Pink and Purple Lines)
Blue Line (from West to East):
  • Westgate Station
  • University of Phoenix Stadium Station
  • Loop 101 and Camelback
  • Loop 101 and Indian School
  • Loop 101 and Thomas
  • Loop 101 and McDowell
  • I-10 and 91st Ave
  • I-10 and 83rd Ave
  • I-10 and 75th Ave
  • I-10 and 67th Ave
  • I-10 and 59th Ave
  • I-10 and 51st Ave
  • I-10 and 43rd Ave
  • I-10 and 35th Ave
  • I-10 and 27th Ave
  • I-10 and 19th Ave
  • 19th Ave and Van Buren
  • Adams and 19th Ave (westbound) / Jefferson and 19th Ave (eastbound)
  • Washington and 15th Ave (westbound) / Jefferson and 15th Ave (eastbound)
  • Washington and 7th Ave (westbound) / Jefferson and 7th Ave (eastbound)
  • Washington and 1st Ave (westbound) / Jefferson and 1st Ave (eastbound)
  • Washington and 3rd St (westbound) / Jefferson and 3rd St (eastbound) (Downtown Phoenix; shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • Washington and 12th St (westbound) / Jefferson and 12th St (eastbound) (shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • Washington and 24th St (westbound) / Jefferson and 24th St (eastbound) (shared with Red and Gold Lines; walk to transfer to Orange Line)
  • Washington and 38th St (shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • Washington and 44th St (Sky Harbor Airport Station; shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • Washington and Priest (shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • Washington and Center Pkwy (shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • Third Street and Mill (Downtown Tempe Station; shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • Veterans Way and College Ave (Arizona State University; shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • University and Rural (shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • Apache and Dorsey (shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • Apache and McClintock (shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • Apache and Smith-Martin (shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • Apache and Price/Loop 101 (shared with Red and Gold Lines)
  • Main and Sycamore (shared with Red Line, walk to transfer to Gold Line)
  • Main and Alma School (shared with Red Line)
  • Main and Country Club (shared with Red Line)
  • Main and Center (Downtown Mesa; shared with Red Line)
  • Main and Mesa (Mesa LDS Temple; shared with Red Line)
Silver Line (from South to North):
  • Central and Baseline (walk to transfer to Purple Line)
  • Central and Southern
  • Central and Roeser
  • Central and Broadway
  • Central and Pioneer
  • Central and Watkins
  • Central and Buckeye
  • Central and Washington (northbound) / 1st Ave and Jefferson southbound) (Downtown Phoenix; shared with Red Line)
  • Central and Van Buren (northbound) / 1st Ave and Van Buren (southbound) (shared with Red Line)
  • Central and Roosevelt (shared with Red Line)
  • Central and McDowell (shared with Red and Orange Lines)
  • Central and Encanto (shared with Red and Orange Lines)
  • Central and Thomas (shared with Red and Orange Lines)
  • Central and Osborne (shared with Red and Orange Lines)
  • Indian School and Central (walk to transfer to Red and Orange Lines)
  • Indian School and 7th St
  • Indian School and 12th St
  • Indian School and 16th St
  • SR 51 and Camelback
  • SR 51 and Bethany Home
  • SR 51 and Glendale
  • SR 51 and Northern
  • SR 51 and Shea
  • Shea and 36th St
  • Shea and 40th St
  • Shea and 44th St
  • Shea and Tatum
  • Tatum and Cactus
  • Paradise Valley Mall
Orange Line (from Northwest to Southeast):
  • Arrowhead Towne Center
  • 75th Ave and Bell
  • Bell and 67th Ave
  • Bell and 59th Ave
  • 59th Ave and Greenway
  • 59th Ave and Thunderbird
  • 59th Ave and Cactus
  • 59th Ave and Peoria
  • 59th Ave and Olive
  • 59th Ave and Northern
  • 59th Ave and Glendale / Grand (Downtown Glendale Station)
  • Glendale and 57th Ave
  • Glendale and 51st Ave
  • Glendale and 43rd Ave
  • Glendale and 39th Ave
  • Glendale and 35th Ave
  • Glendale and 27th Ave
  • Glendale and 19th Ave (walk to transfer to Red Line)
  • Glendale and 7th Ave
  • Glendale and Central
  • Central and Maryland
  • Central and Bethany Home
  • Central and Camelback (walk to transfer to Red Line)
  • Central and Campbell (shared with Red Line)
  • Central and Indian School (shared with Red Line, walk to transfer to Silver Line)
  • Central and Osborne (shared with Red and Silver Lines)
  • Central and Thomas (shared with Red and Silver Lines)
  • Central and Encanto (shared with Red and Silver Lines)
  • Central and McDowell (shared with Red and Silver Lines)
  • I-10 and 7th St
  • I-10 and 12th St
  • I-10 and 16th St
  • Loop 202 and 24th St
  • 24th St and Van Buren
  • 24th St and Washington / Jefferson (walk to transfer to Red, Blue, and Gold Lines)
  • 24th St and Buckeye (Sky Harbor Airport)
  • 24th St and Broadway
  • Broadway and 32nd St
  • Broadway and 48th St
  • Broadway and Priest
  • Broadway and Hardy
  • Broadway and Rural (walk to transfer to Brown Line)
  • Broadway and McClintock
  • McClintock and Southern
  • McClintock and Baseline (walk to transfer to Purple Line)
  • McClintock and Guadalupe
  • McClintock and Elliot
  • McClintock and Warner
  • McClintock and Ray
  • Chandler and McClintock (shared with Pink and Brown Lines)
  • Chandler and Metro (Chandler Fashion Center; shared with Pink and Brown Lines)
Pink Line (from West to East):
  • Chandler and 48th St
  • Chandler and 56th St
  • Chandler and Kyrene
  • Chandler and Rural (shared with Brown Line)
  • Chandler and McClintock (shared with Orange and Brown Lines)
  • Chandler and Metro (Chandler Fashion Center; shared with Orange and Brown Lines)
  • Chandler and Ellis
  • Chandler and Dobson
  • Chandler and Alma School
  • Chandler and Arizona (Downtown Chandler Station)
  • Chandler and McQueen
  • Chandler and Cooper
  • Chandler and Gilbert (walk to transfer to Gold Line)
  • Williams Field and Val Vista
  • Williams Field and Market (SanTan Village Station)
  • Williams Field and Higley
  • Williams Field and Recker (potential add-in station based on future mixed use development)
  • Williams Field and Power (ASU Polytechnic)
  • Power and Ray
  • Power and Warner (potential add-in station)
  • Power and Elliot (potential add-in station)
  • Power and Guadalupe
  • Power and Baseline (walk to transfer to Purple Line)
  • Power and Superstition Springs (shared with Purple Line)
  • Superstition Springs Center (shared with Red and Purple Lines)
Brown Line (from South to North):
  • Chandler and Metro (Chandler Fashion Center; shared with Orange and Pink Lines)
  • Chandler and McClintock (shared with Orange and Pink Lines)
  • Chandler and Rural (shared with Pink Line)
  • Rural and Ray
  • Rural and Warner
  • Rural and Elliot
  • Rural and Guadalupe
  • Rural and Baseline (walk to transfer to Purple Line)
  • Rural and Southern
  • Rural and Broadway (walk to transfer to Orange Line)
  • Rural and Apache
  • Rural and Tyler (walk to transfer to Red, Blue, and Gold Lines)
  • Rural and Rio Salado
  • Scottsdale and McKellips
  • Scottsdale and Roosevelt
  • Scottsdale and McDowell
  • Scottsdale and Thomas
  • Scottsdale and Main (Old Town Scottsdale Station)
  • Scottsdale and Camelback (Scottsdale Fashion Square)
  • Scottsdale and Jackrabbit
  • Scottsdale and McDonald
  • Scottsdale and Lincoln
  • Scottsdale and Indian Bend
  • Scottsdale and McCormick
  • Scottsdale and Mountain View
  • Scottsdale and Shea
  • Scottsdale and Cactus
  • Scottsdale and Sweetwater (potential add-in station)
  • Scottsdale and Thunderbird
  • Scottsdale and Greenway (Kierland Commons)
  • Scottsdale and Frank Lloyd Wright
Purple Line (from West to East):
  • Baseline and 75th Ave
  • Baseline and 67th Ave
  • Baseline and 51st Ave
  • Baseline and 35th Ave
  • Baseline and 27th Ave
  • Baseline and 19th Ave
  • Baseline and 7th Ave
  • Baseline and Central (walk to transfer to Silver Line)
  • Baseline and 16th St
  • Baseline and 24th St
  • Baseline and 32nd St
  • Baseline and 48th St
  • Baseline and Priest (Arizona Mills)
  • Baseline and Hardy
  • Baseline and Mill
  • Baseline and Rural (walk to transfer to Brown Line)
  • Baseline and McClintock (walk to transfer to Orange Line)
  • Baseline and Dobson
  • Baseline and Alma School
  • Baseline and Country Club
  • Baseline and McQueen/Mesa
  • Baseline and Cooper/Stapley
  • Baseline and Gilbert (walk to transfer to Gold Line)
  • Baseline and Val Vista (Dana Park)
  • Baseline and Greenfield
  • Baseline and Higley
  • Baseline and Power (walk to transfer to Pink Line)
  • Power and Superstition Springs (shared with Pink Line)
  • Superstition Springs Center (shared with Red and Pink Lines)
Gold Line (from West To East):
  • Washington and 3rd St (westbound) / Jefferson and 3rd St (eastbound) (Downtown Phoenix; shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • Washington and 12th St (westbound) / Jefferson and 12th St (eastbound) (shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • Washington and 24th St (westbound) / Jefferson and 24th St (eastbound) (shared with Red and Blue Lines; walk to transfer to Orange Line)
  • Washington and 38th St (shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • Washington and 44th St (Sky Harbor Airport Station; shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • Washington and Priest (shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • Washington and Center Pkwy (shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • Third Street and Mill (Downtown Tempe Station; shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • Veterans Way and College Ave (Arizona State University; shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • University and Rural (shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • Apache and Dorsey (shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • Apache and McClintock (shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • Apache and Smith-Martin (shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • Apache and Price/Loop 101 (shared with Red and Blue Lines)
  • Dobson and Main (Mekong Plaza; walk to transfer Red and Blue Lines)
  • Dobson and Broadway
  • Southern and Dobson
  • Southern and Alma School (Fiesta Mall)
  • Southern and Country Club
  • Southern and Mesa
  • Southern and Stapley
  • Southern and Gilbert
  • Gilbert and Baseline (walk to transfer to Purple Line)
  • Gilbert and Guadalupe
  • Gilbert and Page (Downtown Gilbert)
  • Gilbert and Civic Center
  • Gilbert and Ray
  • Gilbert and Chandler/Williams Field (walk to transfer to Pink Line)
  • Gilbert and Pecos (Chandler-Gilbert Community College)
  • Gilbert and Germann
  • Gilbert and Queen Creek
What does anyone think about these particular stop locations?

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Well, there is more.

Silver line:

Tatum Blvd and Thunderbird Rd
Tatum Blvd and Greenway Rd
Tatum Blvd and Bell Rd
Tatum Blvd and Union Hills Dr
Tatum Blvd and Mayo Blvd
Tatum Blvd and Deer Valley Rd (Desert Ridge Marketplace)

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Well, there is more.

Silver line:

Tatum Blvd and Thunderbird Rd
Tatum Blvd and Greenway Rd
Tatum Blvd and Bell Rd
Tatum Blvd and Union Hill Rd
Tatum Blvd and Mayo
Tatum Blvd and Deer Valley Rd (Desert Ridge Marketplace)
Interesting additions.

With your Red Line extension, what do you mean by Grand Canyon Community College? Do you mean Grand Canyon University? That would deviate a bit from the existing route and would have to backtrack to serve Metrocenter.

However, the extension to ASU West seems like a good idea.
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I never realized that Phoenix had the built environment and climate for such a broad based rail network.

You sure all of this needs to be served with high cost/high capacity rail?
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I never realized that Phoenix had the built environment and climate for such a broad based rail network.

You sure all of this needs to be served with high cost/high capacity rail?
Phoenix is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the nation, yet its transit network is lacking compared to other metro areas of similar size. I personally think the light rail system should be expanded across the Valley. Note that I am suggesting light rail, rather than even more expensive heavy rail that is typically found in world-class cities such as NYC or Chicago.
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Such a network would cost what, $15-20 billion in capital expenses? What's the taxable value of the entire Pheonix tax base? $110 billion or so? That's way out of whack.
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Of course, out of all my lines, the Brown Line will probably never happen since the Scottsdale government and residents are opposed to any light rail going through their city. Still, I think such route would have ridership potential; Scottsdale has the fourth highest bus ridership in the Phoenix metro area after Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. The Route 72 along Scottsdale Road is quite a busy route.
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Of course, out of all my lines, the Brown Line will probably never happen since the Scottsdale government and residents are opposed to any light rail going through their city. Still, I think such route would have ridership potential; Scottsdale has the fourth highest bus ridership in the Phoenix metro area after Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa. The Route 72 along Scottsdale Road is quite a busy route.
Yes, you may be right. It wasn't too busy at all. It wasn't too crowding. They are not interested light rail. They don't want it.
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Even though the Brown Line will probably never happen due to opposition from Scottsdale, if it were to happen I would think it would have a lot of support from mall traffic for those who want to go between Scottsdale Fashion Square and Chandler Fashion Center. The same would be true with the Pink Line (Chandler Fashion Center, SanTan Village, and Superstition Springs Center), as well as the Purple Line (Arizona Mills and Superstition Springs Center).
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What about Bell Rd from Scottsdale Rd/Frank Lloyd Wright Rd to 83rd Ave? Will they consider it?
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What about Bell Rd from Scottsdale Rd/Frank Lloyd Wright Rd to 83rd Ave? Will they consider it?
Perhaps that could work to connect the Brown and Orange Lines on the north end of the routes, as well as to your Silver Line extension idea.
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Perhaps that could work to connect the Brown and Orange Lines on the north end of the routes, as well as to your Silver Line extension idea.
Right, I agree. It will take a consideration. I was hoping that I can get on the light rail. When I getting too old. I didn't want go out.
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You're not dreaming big enough, the best of all dreams is to have a light rail station right in front of your yard and front door, regardless of how much it will cost.
Otherwise, let's let the pundits choose where it should go.
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You're not dreaming big enough, the best of all dreams is to have a light rail station right in front of your yard and front door, regardless of how much it will cost.
Otherwise, let's let the pundits choose where it should go.
Well, some of my routes (Pink and Brown specifically) use corridors that have been identified in the past as high capacity transit corridors. Also, with some routes (in particular the Pink, Brown, and Purple Lines) I factored in the potential mall traffic.

For me, the Pink Line would be the closest to where I live.
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