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Downtown Phoenix transit hub will be named after former Mayor Greg Stanton

U.S. Rep. and former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (fifth from left) on the inaugural light rail ride of the Northwest Extension II with Mayor Kate Gallego (third from right) in January 2024.
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U.S. Rep. and former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (fifth from left) on the inaugural light rail ride of the Northwest Extension II with Mayor Kate Gallego (third from right) in January 2024.

A future transit hub in downtown Phoenix will be named the Greg Stanton Central Station after Wednesday’s City Council vote.

The hub will be located on the northwest corner of Central Avenue and Van Buren Street and include light rail service, bus routes and designated space for Dial-a-Ride paratransit service, which provides transportation for people with disabilities.

In 2015, while running for re-election, then-Mayor Stanton campaigned to increase and extend a dedicated sales tax to expand light rail and bus service and improve roads.

Yusef Robb with United for Infrastructure was among several people speaking in support during the city council meeting.

“He not only delivered for this center that should be named after him, he has delivered good jobs for Phoenix with his advocacy, he has delivered clean air and fewer climate emissions for Phoenix,” Robb said.

“Watching my dad take the bus to work every day showed me how important public transit is for working class families," said Stanton, who now represents Arizona’s 4th District in the U.S. House, in a press release issued by Mayor Kate Gallego’s office. "It’s the reason I’ve fought my entire public service career — on the council, as mayor and now in Congress — to expand reliable and affordable transit options.”

“Without his leadership, Phoenix would not have achieved the incredible growth of our light rail and bus systems, which move and connect tens of thousands of residents and visitors each and every day," Gallego said. "We are building a bright future for Phoenix on the foundations that he worked hard to lay, and he is deserving of this honor.”

As a senior field correspondent, Christina Estes focuses on stories that impact our economy, your wallet and public policy.
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