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[EXCLUSIVE] Arizona needs $105B for infrastructure over the coming 25 years, ADOT officials say

Posted by   /  March 24, 2017  /  Featured News, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Callan Smith | Rose Law Group Reporter All roads led to Pinal County this morning as three ADOT executives spoke in Casa Grande at a Pinal Partnership event. John Halikowkski, ADOT director, Michael Kies, director of ADOT’s multimodal planning division and Jesse Gutierrez, ADOT deputy state engineer for statewide operations, discussed the recent poor […]

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Light rail’s role in Glendale discussed

Posted by   /  March 23, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Centerline recommendations include private sector involvement By Darrell Jackson | The Glendale Star After limited improvements to the Centerline Overlay District along Glendale Avenue since it was established in 2011, councilmembers heard an update on how the area could be revitalized into what was originally envisioned. During a March 7 city council workshop, Urban Land […]

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Trump budget cuts loan program sought by Lucid Motors

Posted by   /  March 23, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | Pinal Central A federal loan program that could assist Lucid Motors in building its electric car assembly plant in Casa Grande is not included in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. The California-based company is pursuing a loan from the U.S. Energy Department’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program to develop a $700 […]

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19th Avenue residents say light rail damaging Phoenix neighborhood

Posted by   /  March 22, 2017  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Brenna Goth | The Republic Police, Valley Metro plan security expansion to respond to concerns by residents near 19th Avenue and in other cities As soon as the trains started rolling along Phoenix’s 19th Avenue light-rail extension last year, George Immerso said he noticed worrisome changes near the RV and mobile-home park where he […]

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Unwilling to raise taxes, Ducey places hope in Trump for transportation funding

Posted by   /  March 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Isaac Windes | Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey plans to lobby the White House for hundreds of millions of dollars as Arizona’s transportation infrastructure reaches what state, city and business officials are calling crisis levels. If the governor delivers, it will be the first big major infusion of transportation cash in a while, […]

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ADOT’s newest 5-year plan does not include I-10 section north of Casa Grande

Posted by   /  March 19, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | Pinal Central The Arizona Department of Transportation’s latest list of transportation projects does not include widening the section of Interstate 10 between Casa Grande and Chandler. ADOT released a tentative draft of its updated five-year plan last week, highlighting which infrastructure projects the agency plans to start by 2022. As with […]

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Take a virtual drive on the South Mountain Freeway

Posted by   /  March 17, 2017  /  Featured News, Transportation  /  No Comments

  By Dustin Krugel / ADOT Communications Motorists won’t be able to drive the South Mountain Freeway until late 2019, but now you can visualize that trip using the simulation above that launched today at SouthMountainFreeway.com. It includes some key additions since we shared a popular simulation in 2013: aesthetic and landscaping treatments along the 22-mile freeway […]

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Public comment to begin for ADOT 5-year plan

Posted by   /  March 15, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Beginning next week, Arizonans will be able to provide input on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s annual update of projects proposed to move forward in the next five years and how much local, state and federal funding should go toward them. In its Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program for 2018-2022, ADOT proposes accelerating some […]

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House Republicans join Dems in killing ADOT omnibus bill — for now

Posted by   /  March 14, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Hank Stephenson | Arizona Capitol Times The Arizona House on March 9 killed a measure that supporters say is a priority of the governor and a must-have bill for the Department of Transportation. Republican Sen. Karen Fann of Prescott sponsored SB1211, which would make a long list of changes to the Department of Transportation. […]

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Intel to invest billions in self-driving car biz

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

Chandler-based Intel is betting big on the self-driving vehicle market.  The tech giant announced Monday it’s spending $15,000,000,000 to acquire Mobileye, a company that specializes in creating chips and software for autonomous vehicles. Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich says bringing Mobileye and Intel together will allow both to accelerate the future of self-driving with improved […]

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