Phoenix City Council votes to indefinitely delay West Valley light rail expansion

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Ever since the City of Phoenix approved a plan to expand light rail, there's been a lot of push back, and one group even filed a citizen's petition to stop it.

On Wednesday, city council members once again took up the issue of whether to kill funding for the expansion, with the members voting to delay a West Valley expansion indefinitely, in a five-to-three vote.

The money allocated to the project, $153 million, was allowed to be put towards road maintenance immediately.

Many at the meeting brought up Glendale's decision to not take up light rail as a reason for the expansion did not make sense for the West Valley.

Meanwhile, an August vote on other light rail funding is still set to take place.

FOX 10's Matt Galka reports.