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Goldwater Institute: Lawsuit possible over Sky Harbor rideshare fees

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Courts/Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The Goldwater Institute is warning the city of Phoenix it could face lawsuits if the City Council approves proposed higher rideshare fees for Lyft and Uber rides at Sky Harbor International Airport. Goldwater Institute National Litigation Director Jon Riches sent a letter to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego […]

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10 road construction projects to start in 2020 in Queen Creek

Posted by   /  November 27, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

The following projects will begin construction before the end of 2019: Rittenhouse Road, 213th Street alignment to Riggs Road; Rittenhouse Bridge at the Queen Creek Wash; and Meridian Road, Combs Road to Via del Oro. / Photo by Arianna Grainey / Queen Creek Independent By Richard Dyer | Queen Creek Independent A total of 13 road-construction […]

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Big issues loom with driverless cars, experts say at East Valley symposium

Posted by   /  November 21, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

 A reoccurring theme of the symposium, organized by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, involved the liability factors involving self-driving cars.  By Kevin Reagan | East Valley Tribune  Who is liable for a car accident when no one’s driving the car?  That was one of several questions explored by experts in Arizona’s autonomous vehicle industry during […]

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Half-Diverging Diamond Interchanges open on South Mountain Freeway [VIDEO]

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

Fox 10 Progress is being made on the South Mountain Freeway and on Monday, a two new “Half-Diverging Diamond Interchanges,” commonly known as DDIs, opened. The interchange first moves drivers through a traffic light, allowing one direction to move at a time before shifting traffic to the left to enter the freeway.

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[IN-DEPTH] Driver mostly to blame for fatal self-driving Uber crash, federal safety board finds

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

Criminal charges still possible A self-driving Uber car in Tempe struck and killed a woman on her bike in 2018./Tempe Police Dept. By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  The operator of a self-driving Uber that hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe last year was the primary cause of the accident because she was watching […]

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Lyft departing Sky Harbor?

Posted by   /  November 19, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio has released a letter from Lyft saying the company could potentially end operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport over proposed higher rideshare fees. The Phoenix City Council voted 7-2 last month to raise fees on Lyft and Uber to as much […]

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Metro Phoenix’s shortest freeway, State Route 24, expanding in East Valley

Posted by   /  November 18, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

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By Alison Steinbach | Arizona Republic The Arizona Department of Transportation plans to extend state Route 24 in southeast Mesa, given its proximity to the growing Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport region. The Gateway Freeway that opened between Loop 202 and Ellsworth Road in 2014 is currently just one mile, making it the Valley’s shortest freeway.  The plan […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] New ‘Welcome to Nevada’ sign coming to I-11 at Arizona border By Jordan Gartner | KTNV-TV

Posted by   /  November 16, 2019  /  Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

NDOT says the sign will make for a unique gateway entry into the state that will also remain lit at night. A new sign on the interstate will soon greet drivers heading to Nevada from Arizona. The Nevada Department of Transportation is installing a “Welcome to Nevada” sign along northbound Interstate 11 at the Arizona […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California bans government purchases of most gas-powered cars under Newsom climate order

Posted by   /  November 16, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Sophia Bollag | The Sacramento Bee California state government on Friday stopped buying gas-powered sedans as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The directive by the state’s Department of General Services, which oversees purchasing and contracts for California state government, exempts public safety vehicles. The department did not […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California sues EPA over Trump revoking emissions waiver

Posted by   /  November 15, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

© Getty Images By Rebecca Beitsch | The Hill California and 22 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, challenging President Trump’s decision to block the state from setting tougher tailpipe emissions standards. Trump announced in September that he was revoking the waiver California has relied on for decades that require automakers to […]

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