Oversight for Valley Metro’s South Central Extension/Downtown Hub
KKCS has performed project management oversight services as a subcontractor on oversight of Valley Metro’s South Central Extension/Downtown Hub since 2018. Raymond Saavedra is providing scheduling and risk management support for the project that will extend light rail from the existing line in downtown Phoenix southward as well as add 5.5 miles of additional track and nine stations.
What is the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub?
The South Central Extension/Downtown Hub is more than just a train; it’s a way to bring new opportunities and connections to South Phoenix residents. It’s a catalyst for positive change. The South Central Extension/Downtown Hub will connect with the current light rail system in downtown Phoenix and operate south to Baseline Road. The project also includes a hub in downtown Phoenix, new stations and public art. Today, more than 50,000 riders rely on light rail each day. Light rail has proven to generate economic prosperity for historically underserved communities in metro Phoenix. Light rail makes the unique offerings of South Phoenix more accessible to others, attracting new customers, businesses and jobs to the area. In 2016, the Phoenix City Council approved advancing the opening date of the extension from 2034 to 2023. The advancement is funded through Transportation 2050, a 35-year, multi-modal transportation plan approved by Phoenix voters, and is expected to open for operations in 2024.