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Ruling makes opening of South Mountain Freeway a reality for late 2019

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

By Sean Holstege | Phoenix New Times Valley motorists have experienced night closures on Interstate 10 west of downtown Phoenix, and have seen freeway interchanges taking shape. In the rural Laveen area, residents have witnessed pilings driven into the Salt River and the beginnings of bridges forming. READ ON:

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Glendale council snuffs plan for downtown light rail

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

A 7-mile route had been projected to open in 2026. By Perry Vandell | The Republic The Glendale City Council withdrew from plans for a light-rail route to downtown Glendale in a 5-2 vote Tuesday night. The decision comes nearly two months after the council directed city staff against moving forward on the 7-mile route, which had been projected to […]

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[OPINION] My Turn: 10 reasons not to kill light rail to downtown Glendale

Posted by   /  December 11, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) By Bart Turner | The Republic At an October workshop session, the Glendale City Council once again considered our long-planned connection to the Valley Metro light-rail system. At the end of our discussion, four of the seven council members (Mayor Jerry Weiers, Vice Mayor Ian […]

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Cost estimates up on Tempe Streetcar

Posted by   /  December 11, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Roland Murphy | AZBEX With design drawings having reached the 60 percent completion point in October, construction cost estimates for the Tempe Streetcar project have gone up, according to a memo from the Public Works Department to the City Council in advance of a planned Dec. 7 update presentation. In its report on the project, KJZZ quoted Tempe spokeswoman Amanda Nelson as […]

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ADOT to spend $185M expanding Loop 101

Posted by   /  December 11, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

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By Roland Murphy | AZBEX North Valley commuters could see some relief for congestion on the Loop 101 by Fall 2020 as the result of an RFQ the Arizona Department of Transportation this week. The department plans to spend $185.4M to expand the freeway between Interstate 17 and Pima Road through a Design-Build project. According to the Request for […]

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South Mountain Freeway thrown for a loop

Posted by   /  December 9, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

Anti-Loop 202 fight appears dead after court rejects appeal By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News The fight to stop the South Mountain Freeway apparently died [Friday.] A federal appeals panel unanimously rejected all arguments against the South Mountain Freeway, and one of the lead attorneys for opponents said the legal battle to stop construction […]

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ADOT moves closer to recommended Interstate 11 route

Posted by   /  December 8, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

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By Albert Vetere Lannon | Arizona Daily Independent The Interstate 11 Tier 1 Environmental Impact Study team has quietly posted their Alternatives Selection Report and 2017 Agency and Public Information Meeting Summary on their website: [Click on Documents to view the 106 and 45 page documents.] The ADOT timetable looks like they will make their “recommended […]

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Self-driving cars will transform the world as we know it—including where we live

Posted by   /  December 8, 2017  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

Realtor.com® The revolution is coming—and it’s driving itself. As autonomous cars make their autobahn-paced transition from fanciful, emerging technology to mainstream reality, they’re expected to leave a forever-altered world in their rear-view mirrors. And it isn’t just highways and commutes that will be transformed—it’s also the homes and towns where we choose to live. Minds […]

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Ideal location of new Pinal freeway up for debate

Posted by   /  December 7, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

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By Rofida Khairalla | Casa Grande Dispatch The North-South Freeway will be years in the making, yet that hasn’t deterred local residents from discussing where exactly the freeway should align. Approved by voters on Nov. 7, the Regional Transportation Plan gives a snapshot of future roadways countywide and their general trajectory. READ ON:

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I-11 project brought to Governor Ducey’s office

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

By Hubble Ray Smith | Kingman Daily Miner A delegation of City Council members, department heads and state representatives presented a report on the proposed I-11 East Kingman Connection Project to staff from Gov. Doug Ducey’s office on Nov. 27. The one-hour PowerPoint presentation gave details on the project and what the city is requesting from the […]

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