Mesa’s Light Rail Corridor is the hub of culture and development in Mesa. Featuring world-class arts, restaurants, employment, and more, the Corridor has seen significant revitalization and continued investment. Since 2008, Mesa’s Light Rail Corridor has seen more than half-a-billion dollars in investment in transportation, retail, residential, education, manufacturing, global […]

Mesa Light Rail Development - 2017 - Quarter 1 & 2



November’s guest will be Mesa PD’s new Chief, Ramon Batista. Chief Batista began his law enforcement career in 1986 with the Tucson Police Department. He honorably rose through the ranks, ultimately serving as the Assistant Chief until his appointment as Chief of Police for the Mesa Police Department in July […]

RAIL November Meeting w/ Chief Ramon Batista


In March, downtown residents took a beautiful stroll through downtown Mesa with a critical eye towards what makes downtown such a wonderful place to walk – and where improvements might be made. Our route took us through about 1.75 miles of downtown, including 1st Avenue, the Mesa Arts Center, Main […]

Walking Audit Recap & Recommendations – March 2017


More than 85 locally-owned restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, taco stands, and more are conveniently located along Mesa’s Light Rail Corridor! Everything from Burgers to Falafel, Pho to Pecan wood grilled chicken.

Looking for a Place to Eat? Mesa’s the Place!




Here are the slides that were presented at the Understanding Housing event on September 7, 2017. They include the decks from both Mark Stapp and Deirdre Pfeiffer. Jon Ford did not have slides. RAIL Understanding Housing Event from dcrummey On the evening of September 7th, RAILMesa put together a forum […]

RAIL Understanding Housing Event – Slides


Settled in 1878, Arizona’s third largest city has made a remarkable contribution to the growth and development of the Valley. Regrettably much of early Mesa has disappeared leaving little for future generations to appreciate. In a special presentation exploring Mesa’s Lost Architecture, Vic Linoff, Mesa Preservation Foundation President, will highlight […]

RAIL August Meeting – Historic Downtown Mesa – Wednesday, August ...



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Join us in July! Get informed, have a voice. Come and hear from: – Kent Lyons on the Downtown Mesa MURAL (Mesa Urban Renewal & Arts Lab) project – Veronica Gonzalez on the new Imagine Mesa portal – and more! Volstead Public House Wednesday, July 26 6pm

July RAIL Meeting – MURAL Project, Imagine Mesa, & More


It’s time for another slow-roll through downtown Mesa. Bring your bike and cash for a bike-crawl to some of Mesa’s hot spots! Saturday, September 2 at 8 PM – 11 PM More details to come. Stay Tuned

Slow Roll 2.0 – Downtown Mesa – Breweries


RAIL has a mission to positively promote policies and systems that build wealth, pathways out of poverty, and help our community thrive. As part of that mission, we’ve assembled expert voices that round out various perspectives on housing. Nobody has all the answers, but we believe in the power of […]

HOUSING: A Public Discussion, part of the Strong Mesa Education ...



Join RAILmesa as we travel to Phoenix for the Valley’s ONLY screening of the award-winning documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, directed by Matt Tyrnauer, presented by No Festival Required Independent Cinema. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door ($11 w/ student ID). This screening is co-sponsored […]

RAIL Field Trip: FILM – Citizen Jane: Battle for the ...


On May 22, 2017 the City will tentatively adopt the new fiscal year budget of $1.67 billion, including approximately $10 million for contingencies. A Public Hearing and final adoption of the budget is scheduled for June 5, 2017. Revisions to the Proposed Budget: • Addition of Streetcar Extension Feasibility Study […]

Budget Wrap-Up – City of Mesa Study Session May 4, ...


May 2017 Mesa Light Rail Corridor Events Got more? E-mail them to together@railmesa.org May 1- Robot Night @ Heatsync Labs May 1 – John A. Bolden – Local Author of the Month @ Mesa Public Library May 2 – Develop Your Personal Brand w/ Pam Slim May 3 – Arduino […]

May Corridor Events – 2017