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[COLUMN] Paving Arizona: Constant highway expansion drives urban sprawl

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

In addition to the unneeded South Mountain Freeway (above), the state Department of Transportation is planning a 55-mile freeway running from Apache Junction to Eloy, Talton says. There it would connect with Interstate 10. By Jon Talton | Tucson Sentinel  (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Seattle recently completed demolition of the […]

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Phoenix raises fees on Lyft, Uber rides to airport

Posted by   /  October 17, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Transportation  /  No Comments

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By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter It is going to cost Lyft and Uber riders more to get rides to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Phoenix City Council voted 7-2 Wednesday to increase the fees ride share customers pay at the busy airport. Starting next year, Uber and Lyft riders […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Sierra Nevada’s “Dream Chaser” closer to reality with production of spacecraft starting in earnest

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

LOUISVILLE CO – OCTOBER 15: Fatih Ozmen, Owner and CEO of Sierra Nevada Corp.,holds a press conference to show off primary structure of the Dream Chaser on October 15, 2019 in Louisville, Colorado. /Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post Company, NASA have sights set on 2021 for first mission to space station By Judith Kohler […]

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GOP lawmaker, environmental groups opposed to I-11

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

 Motorists head northbound toward Las Vegas on U.S. Highway 93, near Kingman, Ariz. /Julie Jacobson By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via PinalCentral A proposed new freeway from Nogales to Wickenburg through Pinal County has united a Republican legislator and environmental interests in opposition, albeit for different reasons. Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, questions […]

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Supervisors have mixed reactions to proposed Pinal freeway corridor

Posted by   /  October 7, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Mark Cowling | Casa Grande Dispatch The Pinal County Board of Supervisors discussed what members liked and didn’t like about the Arizona Department of Transportation’s “preferred corridor” for a future north-south freeway at a work session Wednesday. Supervisor Todd House, R-Apache Junction said he liked the alignment along Mountain View Road in the northern […]

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Tentative Pinal freeway route not near downtown Florence

Posted by   /  October 7, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Florence Vice Mayor John Anderson points to a map showing the possible route of a future north-south freeway at a meeting Oct. 1 at Florence High School. / Mark Cowling / PinalCentral By Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder The state’s “preferred” corridor for a future north-south freeway is less-convenient to downtown Florence than the one […]

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South Phoenix business owners seek assistance during light rail expansion

Posted by   /  October 7, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Miranda Cyr | Cronkite News The neon “Open” sign in the window casts a weak glow across La Olmeca, which is quiet except for a couple of diners. Georgia Martínez rushes from the kitchen, where a TV is tuned to a Spanish sports channel, to bring beers and plates of Mexican food to the tables. […]

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Maricopa residents get up-close look at SR 347 improvement study

Posted by   /  October 4, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Dan Marum from Wilson & Company goes over details about the study being conducted to improve State Route 347./ Howard Waggner/PinalCentral By Joey Chenoweth | Maricopa Monitor With frustrations continuing to swell over the traffic and safety problems that plague State Route 347, the public finally got its first look at the very early stages […]

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Gila River community wary of I-10 widening

Posted by   /  October 3, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | East Valley Tribune Severio Kyyitan was awoken one recent morning by a thunderous thumping that reverberated through the walls of his home.   It might be an earthquake, he thought, until he looked outside and discovered a pack of wild horses running by his property on the Gila River Indian Community.  Animals […]

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Sky Harbor runway repairs could cause delays

Posted by   /  October 1, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Transportation  /  No Comments

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter One of the south runways at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be closed for repairs between Friday, November 1st and Monday, November 4th. That could cause some flight delays. Sky Harbor has two other runways that will continue to operate. The […]

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