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AZBEX Public Works Conference keynote: Federal impact on Arizona

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

By Rebekah Morris and Tasha Anderson | AZBEX The keynote address of the 2017 AZBEX Public Works Conference featured an open interview between AZBEX Editor Roland Murphy and Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters. The conversational format was designed to give attendees a more personal account of a cabinet-level position, drawing out opinions and […]

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[OPINION] Smith: Maricopa can’t wait ‘800 years’ for transportation improvements

Posted by   /  October 11, 2017  /  Featured News, Transportation  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents a coalition of property and business owners throughout Pinal County working to bring new transportation infrastructure to the county (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) By Anthony Smith | Pinal Central Earlier this year the Arizona Department of Transportation said it had a transportation backlog of “800 […]

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Public works funding falls as infrastructure deteriorates

Posted by   /  August 9, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Binyamin Applebaum | The New York Times WASHINGTON — It’s basically the opposite of a major government infrastructure program. Government spending on transportation and other public works is in decline as federal funding stagnates and state and local governments tighten their belts. Such spending equaled 1.4 percent of the nation’s economic output in the […]

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Coalition forms to support Pinal road plan, excise tax

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

By Kelly Fisher | PinalCentral A coalition of government officials, business leaders and residents is urging voters to approve two separate propositions that would fund major transportation projects in Pinal County. Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents a coalition of property and business owners throughout Pinal County working to bring new transportation infrastructure to the county […]

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ADOT 5-year funding plan declining

Posted by   /  May 18, 2016  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

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Despite increased federal funding, overall program trends downward By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Don’t hit the panic button yet: most of the drop in the Arizona Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) budget is due to a change in reporting. Accounting for that change, overall funding continues to decline in total […]

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton pushes light rail, economy

Posted by   /  April 9, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Economy, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

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By Dustin Gardiner and Brenna Goth, The Republic | azcentral.com Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton was in campaign mode during his State of the City speech Wednesday, making a charged pitch for a transportation-tax increase that would fund a massive expansion of the city’s light-rail and bus systems. Stanton used his most visible platform of the […]

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Pima County may seek $200 million in bonds for roads

Posted by   /  April 8, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

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By Patrick McNamara | Arizona Daily Star As much as $200 million in road repairs could be included in Pima County’s proposed bond package — although the county has made no decision when that bond package might go to voters. Pima County Supervisor Ramón Valadez asked county staff at Tuesday’s board meeting to include as […]

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6 big projects for Tucson in 2015

Posted by   /  January 7, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

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By Mariana Dale | Arizona Daily Star Road Runner is looking toward transportation projects scheduled to begin or make progress in 2015. DOWNTOWN LINKS An $84.7 million project that would streamline travel from Interstate 10 to Broadway via St. Mary’s Road, Sixth Street and Barraza-Aviation Parkway is moving along. The final plan and property acquisitions […]

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Gateway Freeway progresses: to connect Loop 202 to Ellsworth, eventually into Pinal County

Posted by   /  August 24, 2012  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Richard H. Dyer Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA A new freeway is taking shape in east Mesa along Loop 202 north of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, with fly-over ramps, or freeway-to-freeway traffic interchange ramps, being constructed. “Boy, it’s exciting to go out there and see a lot of concrete being poured, a lot of dirt being […]

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