Students recall Light Rail experiences
By Austin Norville ’15
Brophy students live in many areas around Phoenix, some farther away than others.
The ways students often carpool with classmates, ride in with parents, walk or take the Phoenix Light Rail. For some, the Light Rail makes up the end and beginning of each day.
The Light Rail opened in December of 2008. It cost $1.4 billion to build, according to azcentral.com, and has now provided an alternative form of transportation for an estimated 100,000 people each year.
“I take the Light Rail to get to school and then go home every day,” said sophomore Omar Moreno ’15. “The craziest thing I’ve seen on the light was two very large guys got into a fight over a two liter bottle of vodka, which ended up in nobody’s hands because the police came and took it.”
For some the light rail is the only way to get to school.
For example Carlos Lizarraga ’15 takes the train every day.
There are students like Alex Rosner ’13 who take the Light Rail whenever his ride is not going to school.
“I take the Light Rail not so much in the fall semester, but in past years during the spring semester, because I’ve had to stay after school for football I took the light rail most every day home,” Rosner said.
“I get on at by Central High School and get off at Apache and Dorsey. It takes about 50 minutes. I read books or National Geographic to pass time,” Rosner said
When asked about the price Rosner said, “I live in Tempe so I have a free pass. I ride free until I turn 19, but if I had to pay, I would say it is fair.”
When asked about the craziest thing he saw on the light rail he answered, “Some guy … punched the window as hard as he could and broke it,” Rosner said.