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Tesla overtakes GM to become most valuable U.S. auto maker

Posted by   /  April 10, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Shares of Elon Musk’s electric-car maker continue their ascent By Tim Higgins | The Wall Street Journal The Motor City has fallen to Silicon Valley. Tesla Inc. TSLA +2.71% on Monday became the largest U.S. auto maker by market value, overtaking General Motors Co. GM +1.05% —a feat that would have seemed highly improbable 13 […]

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REGIONAL NEWS April 7, 2017: California’s pothole-ridden, decaying system of roads, highways and bridges

Posted by   /  April 7, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

California Legislature votes to raise gas taxes, vehicle fees by $5.2 billion a year for road repairs and transit Bill would ban most fracking in Nevada Denver: Sen. Michael Bennet says he will vote against confirmation of fellow Coloradan Neil Gorsuch Utah: It may be intriguing, but don’t bet on a Romney run for U.S. […]

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Lucid startup seeks funding for $700M factory in Casa Grande

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

By Gina Hall | Phoenix Business Journal In an effort to challenge Tesla, much-smaller rival Lucid Motors is seeking funding to build a $700 million electric vehicle factory in Arizona. The Menlo Park-based company is in the midst of its Series D round, Lucid Chief Technology Officer Peter Rawlinson, a Tesla veteran, told the Motley […]

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Proposed Pinal road tax could go to SR 347, AJ-to-Coolidge parkway

Posted by   /  April 6, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Pinal Central Residents had an opportunity to learn first hand what road and infrastructure projects would be prioritized should a 0.5 cent sales tax pass this fall. The Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority held an open house Monday at the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center in Casa Grande, giving residents insight […]

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Photographer shows drone view of 347 overpass area

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

By Raquel Hendrickson | inMaricopa.com Maricopa photographer Jack Jackson took photos by drone for the Maricopa Historical Society to capture the appearance of the city around the State Route 347/Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway intersection before construction of the overpass. The photos include a topside view of the iconic water tower. The photos will be considered “historical” […]

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Take a video tour of Lucid Motors’ electric car that will be built in Casa Grande

Posted by   /  April 5, 2017  /  Featured News, Transportation  /  No Comments

Lucid will begin production on the Air when its Casa Grande plant opens next year. The 500-acre site is expected to employ 2,000 people by 2022. KTAR.com Lucid Motors is still at least a year away from opening its $700 million Arizona plant, but you can take a video tour of one of its cars […]

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New downtown high-rise bonus triggers Flagstaff transit ideas

Posted by   /  April 4, 2017  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

Arizona Daily Sun The Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy, could provide the model for a mixed-used bridge over the diverted Rio de Flag canal in Flagstaff. Flagstaff’s Southside and its high-rise Hub won’t be the only neighborhood getting a makeover. City planners, using the rationale behind their Transect Zoning ruling in the Hub case, have […]

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Scottsdale Airport embarks on year-long renovation bolstered by bustling air traffic

Posted by   /  April 4, 2017  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Josh Martinez | Scottsdale Independent With over 300 flights in and out of the Scottsdale Airport daily, which generates hundreds of millions of dollars annually, the local airport is fastening its seat belt in preparation to take off on a year-long redevelopment project. The Terminal Area Redevelopment project will bring two new executive hangers, […]

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Roads to Discovery: ASU researchers tackle the future of transportation

Posted by   /  April 1, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Brian Sodoma for Arizona State University oughly 40 percent of the nation’s roads and major highways are not considered to be in good condition, and about 70,000 of U.S. bridges are structurally deficient. During the 2016 presidential campaign both candidates seized on our failing transportation infrastructure, each promising heavy investments to rebuild roads and […]

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Lucid plant gets air quality permit

Posted by   /  March 31, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Transportation  /  1 Comment

By Heather Smathers | Pinal Central Lucid Motors’ electric car manufacturing facility is one step closer to becoming a reality. Pinal County Air Quality has approved Lucid Motors’ proposed environmental standards at the planned Casa Grande facility. Pinal County Public Information Officer Joe Pyritz noted that this permit does not allow Lucid to start “turning […]

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