It’s time we take serious look at intercity passenger rail
The Sun Corridor connecting Phoenix and Tucson is defined as a megaregion. It’s one of the fastest-growing regions in the country, with population growth anticipated to double by 2040. Recent spikes in population growth have demonstrated strains on our already overburdened freeways, which impact our safety, environment and ability to address the demands of a modern economy and quality of life.
Arizona planners eye passenger rail linking Phoenix, Tucson
State transportation planners who studied multiple options for proposed passenger train service between Phoenix and Tucson are recommending one that would follow largely existing freight railroad tracks and serve both Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix and downtown Tucson.
The importance of Phoenix-Tucson rail passenger service
The Arizona Department of Transportation’s Phoenix-Tucson Passenger Rail Study is entering its final phase. Starting with a list of 17 route segment alternatives, ADOT has narrowed the list to three.