Next Meeting:

Speaker: Scott Smith, CEO , Valley Metro
Topic: Anti-Light Rail Initiative – Get the Facts.
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7:30 am – 8:00 am –
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am –
Presenting Program
Cost: $25 for members,
$25 for United Surveyors of AZ
(USofAZ) members,
$30 for non-members & walk-ins
$100 for attendees that become
a new ASHE member
(bring completed
Membership Application).
Cash, check or credit cards
(additional fee for use of credit
card). Receipts provided.
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport
3838 E Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 306-2323


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Upcoming Events

Scott SmithTuesday, March 12, 2019 – March 2019 Breakfast Meeting
Topic: Anti-Light Rail Initiative – Get the Facts.

Presenter: Scott Smith, CEO, Valley Metro

As you may have read or heard, there has been a citizen initiative at the City of Phoenix filed by anti-light rail group. Per the language filed with the City Clerk’s Office, the initiative would terminate “the furtherance of any light rail extension or any other fixed rail line transit system constructed on or after August 27th, 2018” and “redirect the funds from the termination of all light rail extensions planned in Phoenix to finance infrastructure improvements”. There is a lot of misinformation on the initiative at this time. As a result, Scott Smith, Valley Metro CEO will discuss the initiative and share the facts.

Past Events

Feb. 12, 2019John S. Halikowski, Director, Arizona Department of Transportation – State of Transportation – Bring Your Questions!

Jan. 8, 2019Erik Guderian, Deputy Transportation Director, City of Mesa – Road Diet for Multimodal Use: The City of Mesa Experience

Dec. 11, 2018Aurdra Merrick PE, ADOT District Engineer, Northcentral Disctrict – SR-89A Washout Repair in How Many Hours?

Nov. 13, 2018Julian Dresang, PE, PTOE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Tempe – City of Tempe Vision Zero Program Overview

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