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ADOT still foresees end-of-year freeway opening

Posted by   /  June 25, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Work at the 40th Street bridge of the South Mountain Freeway. / Arizona Department of Transportation / AFN Ahwatukee Foothills News The South Mountain Freeway is nearly three-quarters complete and is still on target to open this year — though a little later than the Arizona Department of Transportation had originally hoped. Minutes of the […]

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[SUNDAY FEAURE] L.A. to Vegas and back by electric car: 8 hours driving; 5 more plugged in

Posted by   /  June 22, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Transportation  /  No Comments

A charging station in the parking lot for the World’s Tallest Thermometer in Baker, Calif. All told, the United States has about 24,000 public charging stations. /CreditPhilip Cheung for The New York Times By Ivan Penn | The New York Times You’ve heard it many times, from automakers, the energy industry and government officials: Electric […]

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I-10, I-8 changed Pinal County in profound ways

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Traffic flows in both directions on I-10 next to the Promenade at Casa Grande around dusk in late March. / Photo Darren Barakat / PinalCentral By Darren Barakat | Pinal Central At the Dust Bowl Theater on Main Street, J.W. Tidwell could watch two movies and a cartoon, eat popcorn and a candy bar and […]

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Goodyear gets the OK to build 15-mile Sonoran Valley Parkway. Here’s what the city is waiting on

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Joshua Bowling | Arizona Republic Goodyear just cleared a hurdle to build the Sonoran Valley Parkway, a more direct route to a community that currently is home to fewer than 100 residents. The feds approved allowing the proposed 15-mile parkway to travel across federal lands. But city officials have no firm timeline for the road first proposed 11 […]

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Loop 202 extension could create new Phoenix employment corridor, experts say

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Economy, Transportation  /  No Comments

Travelers soon will be able to bypass downtown Phoenix by using the 22 additional freeway miles of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. / By Jim Poulin / Phoenix Business Journal By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal The 22-mile Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway extension could give Phoenix the opportunity to create an employment […]

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Search for airline pilots takes off at Phoenix-area airports

Posted by   /  June 17, 2019  /  Education, Transportation  /  No Comments

Olivia Mickevicius and Ahkeel Leach after a preflight equipment check at the American Airlines Cadet Academy in Mesa, Ariz., where they are training to become pilots, May 30, 2019 /Caitlin O’Hara/The New York Times It’s a conundrum bordering on a crisis for the global airline industry: More people are flying to more places, but the […]

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I have 2 dads — both Hall of Fame inductees by Phil Riske|Senior Reporter/Writer

Posted by   /  June 16, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Sports, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer On this Father’s Day, I again won’t get to send cards or call my fathers. They are both gone, dying a year apart. So, I celebrate by telling you about them. Inducted into the Wyoming Coaches Hall of Fame 1983Began his football coaching career in 1948, and he retired […]

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Arizona appeals court won’t require vehicle safety equipment beyond federal rules

Posted by   /  June 15, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

Illustration: Forward emergency braking By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The state Court of Appeals won’t require vehicle manufacturers to install safety equipment for cars sold in Arizona that are not mandated by federal law. In a new ruling, the judges rejected arguments by a woman seriously injured in an […]

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Phoenix looks at the future of Sky Harbor International Airport

Posted by   /  June 11, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Reporter The Phoenix City Council will be briefed today on $5.7 billion in potential long-term construction and development projects at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The city of Phoenix owns and runs Sky Harbor. City staff will present a 20-year plan for the airport. One long-term project could be […]

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South Mountain Freeway construction advances along 59th Avenue

Posted by   /  June 11, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

ADOT / KTAR KTAR Construction on the future Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway is advancing along 59th Avenue in the West Valley. “The Arizona Department of Transportation is keeping momentum moving forward on the state’s largest freeway project ever, which is the South Mountain Freeway,” spokesman Dustin Krugel told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Thursday. The department said […]

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