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Texting ban on teenage drivers now only needs Ducey’s signature to become law

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

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Arizona is just one signature away from imposing its first-ever limits on the use of cell phones by teens. On a 32-24 margin, the state House today gave final approval to legislation banning teens with a learner’s driving permit from texting or making calls […]

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New delay mires progress of anti-freeway federal appeals case

Posted by   /  April 20, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News The court gave the Gila Community until May 30 to file a brief even though the community had only requested a May 1 deadline. Arizona Department of Transportation While work on the South Mountain Freeway is proceeding quickly, the court effort aimed at stopping it is moving at […]

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Phoenix council approves $50M extension design plan for light rail

Posted by   /  April 20, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

KTAR The Phoenix City Council approved a budget Wednesday to spend $50 million on a design plan that will extend the light rail to the southern part of the city. The request for the vote came from Valley Metro, the agency that operates the light rail. The money will now go to design and pre-construction […]

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Edison Road extension opens as ‘mini-loop’ to SR 238

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

By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa Tuesday morning, the City of Maricopa officially opened a new loop connecting Edison Road to State Route 238. Mayor Christian Price called it “a pretty monumental day.” The extension was built to provide access to the Estrella Gin area that is intended to be a business park. Maricopa bought the […]

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Maricopa town hall focuses on transportation, development

Posted by   /  April 19, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Joey Chenoweth | PinalCentral Maricopa Mayor Christian Price said the city plans on regularly holding town halls on various topics in order to keep the public updates and to allow them to weigh in on the issues that concern them. This started with the one that took place last Tuesday night. The meeting in […]

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Arizona marks 741 car crashes caused by distracted driving in 2017

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

By Griselda Zetino | KTAR Arizona has reported 741 car crashes that may have been caused by distracted driving in 2017, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Related: Arizona bill to ban teen texting while driving resurfaces in House Related: Highway fatalities in state, nation continued three-year climb in 2016 Quentin Mehr, a spokesman […]

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Google makes Nevada land grab for data center

Posted by   /  April 17, 2017  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

Alphabet unit pays $29.1 million for 1,210 acres a few miles south of Tesla’s battery ‘gigafactory’ By Jack Nicas in San Francisco and Jim Carlton in Reno, Nev. | The Wall Street Journal Tesla Inc.’s “gigafactory” has a big new neighbor: Google. Google last week bought land stretching across 1,210 acres at a private industrial park east of Reno, […]

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Pinal transportation tax needs to be passed, says real estate expert

Posted by   /  April 17, 2017  /  Economy, Education, Featured News, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

  Education, labor force also a key to growth, panel told By Callan Smith | Rose Law Group Reporter Transportation development is a necessity for Pinal County, Jim Belfiore, president of Belfiore Real Estate Consulting told Friday’s Pinal Partnership panel. Belfiore was joined on the panel by Bill Honsaker, managing director at Jones Lang LaSalle […]

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Lucid’s financing still in the dark

Posted by   /  April 16, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | PinalCentral Plans for Lucid’s electric-car manufacturing plant in Casa Grande appear to be moving ahead, but details on who is financing the company are still sketchy. Lucid spokesman David Salguero said the first phase of funding, $240 million, would allow the plant to be built and for production of up to […]

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How transportation investment helped the East Valley flourish

Posted by   /  April 12, 2017  /  Economy, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Bayne Froney | AZRE In the past, Valley residents would drive their own personal vehicles on the very limited number of freeways available to them. Now, anyone can get anywhere quickly with the enhancements of freeways, bus systems, on-demand services, the light rail and much more. The evolution of transportation in the PHX East […]

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