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ADOT seeks public input Tucson to Phoenix rail routes

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The state is studying three potential routes for a rail line between Phoenix and Tucson and it wants the public to chime in.

The Arizona Department of Transportation will host a series of community events in Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties to gauge public opinion. 

The outreach events kick off Friday with a passenger rail booth at the Chandler Ostrich Festival,  between March 7 to 9. 

The public will be able to comment through May 31.

An online survey is also available at

ADOT said it is also studying sites for station locations along the passenger rail line.

There is currently no construction schedule and no funding identified to build a rail system between Phoenix and Tucson. It will be up to the public, policymakers and the federal government to decide if the project should move forward and how to generate the funding to pay for it. The study still includes the no-build option, ADOT said.

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