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The American commute is worse today than it’s ever been

Posted by   /  February 27, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post ew numbers from Gallup show that remote work is becoming more common. workers today are more likely to spend at least part of their time working apart from their colleagues. And the share of time that these workers are spending out of the office is getting larger. The […]

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Lawmakers contemplate boosting car insurance liability coverage

Posted by   /  February 20, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer |Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Arizona motorists are one step closer to having to buy more auto insurance than many of them already purchase. The Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to boosting the amount of liability coverage required to drive in Arizona to $25,000 for injuries caused to any […]

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Riding transit takes almost twice as long as driving

Posted by   /  February 18, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

If transit systems want to attract more riders, they need to find ways to speed up the journey to work. See how the times compare in your metro area. By Mike Maciag For New York metro residents who take public transportation, a door-to-door commute averages about 51 minutes. That’s much longer than the 29 minutes […]

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State dime-a-gallon gas tax hike closer to vote

Posted by   /  February 15, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Pinal Central State lawmakers took the first steps Wednesday to asking voters to hike what they pay every time they fill up their cars and trucks. On a 7-1 margin the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approve a measure to place a dime-a-gallon hike in the […]

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Futurist: Next generations may ask ‘Why would you ever let a human drive the car?’

Posted by   /  February 14, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Natalie Tarangioli | Cronkite News CHANDLER – Could a baby in a car seat today be part of the first generation that might never touch a steering wheel? Automakers and tech companies have been working to make that a reality. And several – including Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Waymo and Uber – […]

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Investors banking on proposed Pinal freeways, projects

Posted by   /  February 12, 2017  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

Proposed freeways in Pinal County are spurring speculators to buy up vacant property in anticipation of a building boom. Investors in real estate and developers have quietly been sinking money into land throughout the area, banking on key transportation projects coming to fruition, primarily the proposed Interstate 11 and the “north-south freeway” that would connect […]

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Facing ‘decaying infrastructure,’’ Transportation Committee moves toward hiking gas tax

Posted by   /  February 9, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State lawmakers took the first steps this afternoon to asking voters to hike what they pay every time they fill up their cars and trucks. On a 7-1 margin the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved a measure to place a dime-a-gallon hike […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Top 10 Freeway Warning Signs

Posted by   /  February 7, 2017  /  Rose Law Group, Transportation  /  No Comments

The Arizona Department of Transportation is asking for clever traffic warnings for its overhead freeway warning signs. Here are ours:      

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How Casa Grande secured the Lucid Motors manufacturing facility

Posted by   /  February 7, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By AZRE Arizona beat out 12 other states competing for the location of a proposed $700 million electric car manufacturing plant. In late November, Gov. Doug Ducey announced that Lucid Motors, a Silicon Valley luxury electric car startup, plans to build its manufacturing center on 500-acres in Casa Grande next year. Lucid Motors, formally Atieva, […]

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Loop 303 project in Peoria to receive estimated $48M windfall

Posted by   /  February 5, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Philip Haldiman | Independent Newsmedia Project after project stalled during the Great Recession due to lack of funding. That’s what happened with construction of part of the Loop 303 in Peoria, from Happy Valley Road to Lake Pleasant Parkway. The project was delayed and funds had to be found elsewhere at a later date. […]

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