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Pima County supervisors pass tentative budget with 25-cent road tax

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Murphy Woodhouse | Arizona Daily Star By a 3-2 majority, the Board of Supervisors approved a tentative $1.27 billion Pima County budget Tuesday that includes a new 25-cent property tax whose proceeds would be dedicated to repairing local roads in both incorporated and unincorporated areas. The board also approved a cumulative 11 cents in […]

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South Mountain Freeway right-of-way acquisition ahead of where spokeswoman indicated

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Ahwatukee Foothills News The spokeswoman for the South Mountain Freeway developer apparently could have been clearer when she told Chandler business leaders two weeks ago that 47 percent of the highway’s right of way still had to be acquired. A spokesman for the Arizona Department of Transportation said that the 1,387 acres of land it […]

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Casa Grande transit study open for public comment

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | PinalCentral A year-long city transit study is once again accepting public input. The study will determine if Casa Grande is ready for its own public transportation system, and, if so, what types of services are needed. Jason Hafner, transportation planner with the Sun Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization, said the study is […]

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Mesa’s latest Main Street, light rail improvement project

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

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal The city of Mesa is betting big on its Main Street and downtown areas. Metro light rail is being extended from Mesa Drive and Pioneer Park down to Gilbert Road. The city also plans to bring in new developments and adaptive-reuse projects. As part of that, Mesa is […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 22, 2017: Huntsman merger chemical industry is seeing more consolidation.

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Education, Energy and Environment, Transportation  /  No Comments

Utah: Huntsman Corp. to merge with Swiss rival Clariant to create a chemical giant New Mexico: School districts, families sue state over education funding After years of planning, California likely to roll out earthquake early warning system next year, scientists say The sun could soon shine again on rooftop solar in Nevada Diesel drivers who […]

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Billion-dollar windfall boosts East Valley freeway upgrades

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | East Valley Tribune East Valley motorists in the coming years will reap a significant part of a billion-dollar windfall that will jump-start upgrades on several key highways in the region. That forecast to the Chandler Chamber of Commerce came recently from Bob Hazlett, senior engineering manager for the Maricopa Association of […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 21, 2017: Pressure building to go straight to the voters for increased Colorado roads funding.

Posted by   /  May 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Transportation, Water  /  No Comments

Ten years ago, Colorado’s roads were a “quiet crisis” that couldn’t be ignored. Now the state spends even less. If all goes as planned, prepare to party in Las Vegas in 2020 New Utah GOP chairman vows to fix party’s debt, win back disenfranchised conservatives 30-Foot-Long Humpback Whale Stuck in Ventura Harbor New Mexico: Water […]

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‘Breathtaking’ view highlights coming interstate linking Las Vegas, Phoenix

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

By Wade Tyler Millward Las Vegas Review-Journal The first interstate linking Las Vegas and Phoenix will ease traffic congestion and offer a spectacular vista above Lake Mead, transportation officials promised Friday during a tour of ongoing construction. “It’s a breathtaking, panoramic view of one of the nation’s largest man-made lakes,” Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman […]

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​$30M, 280-acre car country club development moves forward

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

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal Development plans for a country club for car collectors and enthusiasts have moved forward. The Maricopa City Council has approved plans for the $30 million APEX Motor Club in Pinal County. The APEX club south of Phoenix will include a four-mile race track and car condos for club […]

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S. Mountain Freeway land acquisitions far from done; design getting there

Posted by   /  May 17, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News The Arizona Department of Transportation still must acquire 43 percent of the properties it needs for the South Mountain Freeway and has yet to finish about a quarter of the highway’s design, the developer’s spokeswoman told the Chandler Chamber of Commerce last week. But a November 2019 opening […]

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