Our Future Is on the Line
LISC is using transit and equitable transit oriented development (TOD) as a platform for community development in metro Phoenix. Our strategic plan, Our Future is on the Line, recognizes the opportunities for sustainable and equitable development created by the launch of the light rail system in our region.
With the opening of our first light rail line in late 2008, transit became a new vehicle for transforming communities along the light rail corridor, with the potential to provide low-income people with access to opportunity by linking transportation, housing, jobs and economic development.
The 20 mile segment of our light rail corridor, together with the planned extensions, is the obvious choice to implement a Building Sustainable Communities model that works for a post-war, auto-dependent, sprawling metropolis that is emerging from the ashes of economic crisis and looking to its next growth phase.