The Arizona Department of Transportation is in Southern Arizona seeking input on its proposed passenger rail line between Tucson and Phoenix.

ADOT's first stop was downtown Tucson during Thursday's lunch hour.

“We’ve gotten a lot of positive response," said Michael Kies, ADOT's director of planning and programming. "We have had a few people question whether taxes would be raised and if this is the appropriate use of taxes.”

Many passers by were interested in the idea, and thought the project would be useful.

“The huge advantages for me would be air travel," Dan Harcourt said. "I’d be able to take the train to the airport up there. There’s concerts that I’d love to go up to, I wouldn’t have to worry about having a beer at a concert in Phoenix and having to drive home.”

The ADOT booth will be on University Boulevard near Tyndall Avenue on Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and at the Pima County Fair Friday and Saturday all day.

Those who can’t make it out to an event can comment online here.