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Men didn’t want her to fly: Rose Law Group Hero of the Day

Posted by   /  April 18, 2018  /  Featured News, Transportation  /  No Comments

  Tammie Jo Shults, the Southwest Airlines Co. captain who safely landed a Boeing 737 jetliner Tuesday after an engine broke apart midflight, is being hailed as a level-headed hero, reports The Wall Street Journal. Passenger Marty Martinez said in a text message, “Most people don’t get to walk away from an experience like this, […]

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Pinal County seeks public comment on Draft 2018 Five-Year Transportation Program

Posted by   /  April 17, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

SanTanValley.com Beginning today and through May 11th, the Draft 2018 Five-Year Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program for Budget Years 2017-2018 through 2021-2022 is available for public review and comment by visiting the county’s website at: here Updated annually, the transportation program identifies potential funding and establishes a tentative schedule for countywide planning, construction, and maintenance projects. […]

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South Mountain Freeway bridges to provide needed crossings

Posted by   /  April 12, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Queen Creek Independent The longest bridges on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, two half-mile-long spans over the Salt River, are emerging in Laveen. Construction is now two-thirds complete on these bridges, which will serve growing areas of the southwest Valley when the freeway opens by late 2019, according to a press release. Travelers in […]

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Business owners oppose south central light-rail extension; Phoenix moves ahead anyway

Posted by   /  April 6, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Jessica Boehm | The Republic Phoenix leaders have touted the planned light-rail extension into south Phoenix as an essential and overdue service that will connect the diverse community to employment and education opportunities in downtown and beyond. But in the past few weeks, more than 3,000 south Phoenix business owners, residents and customers signed […]

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Falcon Field shares master plan, expects more growth

Posted by   /  April 5, 2018  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Eric Newman | East Valley Tribune Falcon Field Airport in Mesa held the first of its three public workshops at the Airbase Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum to discuss its 2018 Airport Master Plan. Airport tenants and residents of Maricopa County visited the museum March 27 to look at the business Falcon Field has […]

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Waymo plans for 100-square-mile driverless taxi service in Phoenix area

Posted by   /  April 3, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By KTAR. com Waymo, a self-driving car development company formerly owned by Google, reportedly planned to introduce a fully autonomous taxi area that would cover about 100 square miles in metro Phoenix. The New York Times reported that Waymo CEO John Krafcik told reporters last week that the cars will be able to handle any […]

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Paradise Valley town council considering a roundabout to ease traffic

Posted by   /  April 2, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Delarita Ford | Paradise Valley Independent Paradise Valley officials continue to look for ways to divert and “calm” an expected increase in traffic along Indian Bend Road caused by the construction of a new project connected to the Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley Resort. Town officials circled-back around to discuss potential traffic calming measures during a […]

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Portion of Scottsdale 68th Street Bridge deemed unsafe for public transport

Posted by   /  April 2, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Melissa Fittro | Scottsdale Independent Severe deterioration to the underside of a busy four-lane Scottsdale bridge has city officials urgently seeking funding solutions, as the center lanes for the 68th Street Bridge have been deemed unsafe for motorists. Exposed re-enforced steel was discovered in January on the underbelly of the 68th Street Bridge that […]

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The miserable commute in the Valley

Posted by   /  March 29, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

In 10 cities, many workers are out the door by 5 a.m. By David Carrig | USA TODAY If you commute in one of these cities, hope you like coffee. A study found that these 10 metro areas on average had the highest percentage of commuters leaving before 5 a.m. among the top 50 largest […]

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Uber ‘resolves’ matter with family of Arizona woman killed by self-driving car

Posted by   /  March 29, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times A Glendale lawyer said today that Uber has “resolved” matters with the family of Elaine Herzberg, the woman killed on March 18 by an Uber self-driving car. Cristina Perez-Hesano, an attorney for Bellah Perez, PLLC, reportedly told Reuters late last night that a “settlement” had occurred between Uber […]

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