- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix is increasing its public transit service in anticipation of the crowds heading to hear President Barack Obama speak.

City officials say the light rail system will utilize three cars instead of two Thursday morning to carry attendees to Obama’s appearance at Central High School.

The boost in service will last from 8 a.m. until noon. Trains run every 12 minutes.

Officials say no public parking will be available at the high school.

Attendees are advised to take the light rail to the Campbell/Central Avenue stop, which is directly across the street from the school.

Mayor Greg Stanton is among those who plan to take the light rail there.

Arizona is the second stop on a three-state swing by Obama, who is claiming credit for recent economic growth.

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