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Phoenix contract renewed

Valley Metro has approved a five-year extension to Alternate Concepts Inc’s contract to operate the Phoenix light rail network.

Valley Metro has approved a five-year extension to Alternate Concepts Inc’s contract to operate the Phoenix light rail network.

The company has operated the 42km system for Valley Metro since 2008, before the line was officially opened.

During 2016, on-time performance was rated as 93.4% for services that operate up to 22 hours per day all year round. The network carried 15.6m passengers.