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Autonomous semi-trucks have been driving along I-10 for months and no one noticed

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

A video posted to TuSimple’s YouTube page shows one of its trucks driving in heavy rain in Tucson in October 2018.  By Jerod MacDonald | Arizona Mirror Tech startup TuSimple has been carrying mail in autonomous semi-trucks between Phoenix and Tucson for “several weeks” with little fanfare. Since May the autonomous trucks have been making […]

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Tempe streetcar construction wraps for the season

Posted by   /  August 16, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Tempe streetcar construction. / Valley Metro AZBigMedia As the monsoon season hits in earnest, the streets of Downtown Tempe are about to heat up. Downtown Streetcar construction on Mill Avenue between University Drive and Rio Salado Parkway comes to a wrap this week, and Tempe’s famed Mill Avenue re‐opens to traffic in both directions. Just in time […]

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Virgin Galactic opens ‘Gateway to Space’

Posted by   /  August 15, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

 Virgin Galactic mothership VMS Eve is parked next to the hangar at Spaceport America in Upham Thursday morning. /Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal By Kevin Robinson-Avila | Albuquerque Journal Virgin Galactic’s mothership VMS Eve soared across the southern New Mexico desert above Spaceport America Thursday morning conducting test maneuvers in preparation for commercial space flights the company […]

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Denver Airport terminating $1.8 billion Great Hall Renovation contract

Posted by   /  August 15, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Inside Denver International Airport/9News By Chase Wooruff | Westworld City officials would prefer that you don’t call it a “debacle,” or even a “mistake.” They say it’s a “transition to a new approach to delivery.” Whatever you want to call it, one of the largest contracts ever awarded by the City and County of Denver […]

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Traffic impact gets new emphasis in Maricopa planning

Posted by   /  August 15, 2019  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Raquel Hendrickson | InMaricopa How do new commercial and residential areas affect traffic? In reviewing two developments in Maricopa, the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission may have caused staff to draw a new focus on traffic impact in future. Monday, members were specifically looking at the details of the planned Anderson Farms subdivision and the […]

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Supporters hope to revive Gold Canyon bypass

Posted by   /  August 14, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Supporters are hoping to convince the state to resume plans for a Gold Canyon bypass to relieve congestion on U.S. 60. / Submitted / Casa Grande Dispatch Casa Grande Dispatch Community leaders are gathering signatures on a petition to encourage the Arizona Department of Transportation to follow through on plans for a Gold Canyon bypass […]

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Coolidge steady in support of freeway alignment despite Eloy objections

Posted by   /  August 14, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Rofida Khairalla | Coolidge Examiner The Coolidge City Council approved a resolution Monday night reaffirming its preference for the eastward alignment for the North-South Corridor — a preference that some council members feel has come under threat by neighboring communities. The resolution, which was initially placed on the consent agenda for the evening, was […]

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Claims by Phoenix light rail opposition group don’t tell the whole story

Posted by   /  August 12, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Nicole Ludden | Arizona Republic THE MEDIA: Web  WHO SAID IT: Building a Better Phoenix, a political action committee supporting Proposition 105 THE COMMENT: “Light rail is expensive! It costs over $140 million dollars per mile to build and consumes 40% of the Phoenix transportation budget.” THE FORUM: Building a Better Phoenix’s website. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT: Does the light […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Photos: Armless pilot Jessica Cox gets a plane to help spread her message

Posted by   /  August 10, 2019  /  Featured News, Transportation  /  No Comments

Jessica Cox grins as her name is added to a 1946 Ercoupe gifted to Cox and her foundation at Ryan Airfield west of Tucson on Aug. 10, 2019./Rick Wiley / Arizona Daily Star By Rick Wiley | Arizona Daily Star Jessica Cox of Tucson was born without arms. She mentors and people with disabilities to […]

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Sleep suites could come to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Posted by   /  August 8, 2019  /  Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

Sleep suites / Image provided by Mike Sunnucks By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is looking at a new way to help travelers deal with jet lag, layovers and the physical drains of travel. The Phoenix airport is accepting proposals for new sleep suites inside the airport as […]

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