USA: Valley Metro has approved the main construction contract for the Tempe Streetcar project, selecting Stacy & Witbeck as the contractor. Work is expected to begin later this year.

In late 2016 Valley Metro selected Stantec Consulting Services to undertake design work. The 4·8 km route will link Marina Heights with the Dorsey/Apache Boulevard station on the light metro line. There will be 14 stops, and opening is envisaged in 2020.

The project cost of $186m is to be met through federal, regional and local sources.