On August 25th, Phoenix voters approved a proposed transportation plan as part of a citywide election. The plan, called Transportation 2050, was developed by a citizen-led committee of transportation experts and community advocates, and dramatically expands investment in Phoenix for bus service, light rail construction and street improvements. Elements of the plan include building an additional 42 miles of light rail throughout the city, providing late night bus and Dial-a-Ride service citywide, and repaving over 680 miles of arterial streets. The plan will be funded in part by a 7/10ths of a cent sales tax starting on Jan. 1, 2016. With approval of the plan, Phoenix residents have continued local support of transit service that has been in place since 2000. Read more about the plan here.