Streetfilms looks at the new light rail line in Phoenix as well as the new streetcar line in Seattle.
The Valley Metro light rail line is a 20-mile starter line with 28 stations serving Downtown Phoenix and the suburbs of Tempe and Mesa. The Metro line has exceeded expectations carrying 40,000 passengers per day.
Seattle’s South Lake Union Streetcar is 1.3 miles long and opened in December 2007. It carried half a million passengers in its first year. On July 18th a new light rail line opens connecting the southern end of the streetcar line to the SeaTac Airport.