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Phoenix to vote on sales tax increase for transportation

Light rail train. (Photo courtesy of Valley Metro)

Light rail train. (Photo courtesy of Valley Metro)

Phoenix voters will be deciding whether to increase the city’s sales tax to pay for a wide-ranging transportation plan approved by the City Council.

Officials said the sales tax question is expected to be on the city’s August ballot.

The plan approved by the council on a 6-3 vote Tuesday includes expanding bus and light rail service and upgrading streets.

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