The South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project is a 5 mile extension that will connect South Phoenix to the regional light rail system, operating from downtown Phoenix to Baseline Road. In addition, the project includes a transit hub in downtown Phoenix, new stations, and public art.
The extension will make the unique offerings of South Phoenix more accessible to others, attracting new customers, businesses, and jobs to the area. In 2016, the Phoenix City Council approved advancing the opening date of the extension from the originally planned 2034. The advancement is funded through Transportation 2050, a 35-year, multi-modal transportation plan approved by Phoenix voters.