Officials are considering several types of transit, including:
❚ Light-rail, a higher-speed but the most costly alternative — $80 to $130 million per mile, according to Valley Metro. It would cost an average of $3.83 per passenger to operate. The light-rail can hold up to 200 people per car, with up to three cars connected.
❚ Bus rapid transit, which would cost $10 to $40 million per mile and an average of $2.34 per passenger to operate. While this is the cheapest option, it’s also the lowest capacity, holding 90 people per bus.
❚ Streetcar, with a $40 to $70 million price-tag and an average cost of $2.95 per passenger. Around 160 people could fit in a modern streetcar.