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BMW to build $30M high-end dealership in Glendale

Posted by   /  March 9, 2017  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal BMW plans to open a full service car dealership in Glendale, where it will employ between 150 and 200 people. The Glendale City Council voted today to sell a 13-acre parcel to West Valley RE LLC for $2.4 million — the same amount the city had paid for […]

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[OP-ED] We can’t afford to wait for Trump’s $1 trillion spending spree

Posted by   /  March 9, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

Jeff Hill and Norman F. Anderson | CNBC (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) America’s infrastructure has suffered from sustained, chronic underinvestment for more than 30 years. We are only now beginning to realize how much this has cost the economy, particularly in jobs. Analysts estimate that modernizing, repairing and expanding […]

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Chandler Boulevard extension may give Ahwatukee its own ‘Highway to Hell’

Posted by   /  March 9, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | Ahwatukee Foothills News If Ahwatukee had an anthem these days, it probably would come from AC/DC. Only their “Highway to Hell” would be amended to read “Highway and Arterials to Hell.” There is genuine anguish expressed by residents virtually every day on social media as they complain about the South Mountain […]

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Southwest Airlines making $40 million investment in Sky Harbor

Posted by   /  March 9, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Steven Totten | Phoenix Business Journal Southwest Airlines is making some major investments into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Dallas-based airline announced today it will occupy a new concourse at the airport’s Terminal 4 and will invest more than $40 million to expand its maintenance facility. “We’ve never wavered in our commitment to […]

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Growing Loop 303 business park in Goodyear expected to bring more jobs

Posted by   /  March 8, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Joshua Bowling | The Republic Dick’s Sporting Goods, REI, Bimbo Bakeries USA and Sub-Zero are four humongous buildings along Loop 303 in Goodyear, part of a growing effort to attract industrial employers to the West Valley. The distribution centers, all part of the PV303 business park that runs from Thomas Road to Camelback Road, […]

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Rail may erase one of Mesa’s deepest scars

Posted by   /  March 8, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Gary Nelson | East Valley Tribune Mesa bought and demolished several businesses and homes there in hopes of assembling a parcel for use by an already-existing downtown hardware store. Almost 15 years ago, Mesa landed a starring role on national prime-time TV. But it was the kind of publicity no city wants. Mike Wallace, […]

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Do I sue to be recognized?

Posted by   /  March 6, 2017  /  Rose Law Group, Transportation  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Writer/Reporter It really hurts when you’re rebuffed by your own government. You most likely have seen the safety promotion the Arizona Department of Transportation is conducting to reduce accidents and traffic violations on the state’s freeways. ADOT has asked citizens to submit (character-limited) […]

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Get a look at planned South Mountain Freeway art in Phoenix

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

By Laura Gómez | The Republic Drivers in west Phoenix can get a sneak peek at design elements that will go along the South Mountain Freeway Samples of sound walls and bridge support columns that will go along the freeway, once completed, are on display near the southwest corner of 59th Avenue and Washington Street, […]

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Development explodes along light rail line

Posted by   /  March 6, 2017  /  Economy, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Gary Nelson | East Valley Tribune The first leg of light rail opened in late 2008, traversing Tempe and poking only a mile or so into Mesa’s west side. It was one of the most legendary roads in America. Winding from Virginia to downtown Los Angeles, old U.S. 60 carried generations of families across […]

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Ducey counts on Trump to fund road improvements

Posted by   /  March 3, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Today’s News Herald Unwilling to even consider a gas tax hike, Gov. Doug Ducey is now counting on the Trump administration to help Arizona deal with its road-construction needs. Or at least a small percentage of them. The governor has submitted a wish list of more than […]

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