After years of consensus and planning, Phoenix voters voted out the ambitious, $8.5 billion mass transit plan which would have increased the Maricopa County sales tax by a half cent. It is believed that this would have an effect on growth because rail lines would have provided a skeleton for development. Attempts will now be made to speed the freeway construction program initiated in 1985. The article examines the causes of the mass transit defeat, and the transportation problems confronting Phoenix. The general plan for the city, involving the nine urban village cores, is discsussed.

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  • Pagination: p. 6-10
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  • Accession Number: 00485189
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1989 12:00AM