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Project to widen I-10 in Casa Grande to start

Posted by   /  March 28, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Casa Grande Dispatch With a second Interstate 10 widening project in Pinal County scheduled to begin in the next week, drivers can look forward to having three lanes in each direction between Casa Grande and Tucson within 18 months, transportation officials say. Arizona Department of Transportation crews will begin work to widen 1-10 from just […]

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Accident gives Mesa lawmaker pause over automated delivery robots

Posted by   /  March 27, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via East Valley Tribune The killing of a pedestrian by an autonomous vehicle last week has a Mesa lawmaker giving second thoughts to allowing automated motorized delivery devices on sidewalks. House Majority Whip Kelly Townsend told Capitol Media Services that her bill to allow autonomous vehicles onto sidewalks […]

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Phoenix awards $305M contract for next phase of airport Sky Train

Posted by   /  March 27, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

KTAR The city of Phoenix has awarded a $305 million contract to a Canadian company for the next phase of Sky Train construction at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. “We are delighted to be part of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s modernization and expansion program and to help support the airport in meeting its future […]

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Ducey applies the brakes to Uber testing in Arizona

Posted by   /  March 27, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Joseph Flaherty | Phoenix New Times Arizona Governor Doug Ducey informed Uber’s CEO in a letter on Monday that he was suspending the tech company’s tests of self-driving cars on Arizona roads after a pedestrian was killed on March 18. Ducey said that he has directed the Arizona Department of Transportation to suspend Uber’s […]

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Central Arizona College professor has Interstate 11 alternative

Posted by   /  March 26, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch A Central Arizona College professor has developed his own alternative route for a future interstate proposed to run through southern Arizona. Sanjeev Ramchandra, a math professor at CAC’s Signal Peak Campus, has submitted a proposal to officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation that would create the future […]

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South Phoenix business owners oppose light rail at council meeting

Posted by   /  March 26, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Rebecca Spiess | Downtown Devil Despite community outreach efforts, longtime Phoenix residents voiced concerns about the light rail extensions coming to south Phoenix at Wednesday’s city council meeting. The main topic of contention was the proposed two-lane reduction of vehicular traffic on Central Avenue, which many felt would impact their businesses. READ ON:

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Demolition work for Maricopa overpass to begin

Posted by   /  March 26, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Maricopa Monitor The Arizona Department of Transportation is progressing toward the construction of an overpass on State Route 347 in Maricopa. On Monday, crews will be completing demolition of several vacant homes ADOT acquired to clear the way for the overpass. Work will then proceed on the project, which is scheduled to be completed by […]

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Waymo CEO says company’s tech could have avoided fatal Uber crash

Posted by   /  March 26, 2018  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By KTAR.com The head of Waymo, Fiat Chrysler and Google’s driverless car company, said at the NADA conference in Las Vegas that his company’s technology could have handled a situation and avoided the deadly Uber crash in Tempe. “For those of us at Waymo, it was a very sad day because that was an accident […]

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Uber’s self-driving cars were struggling before Arizona crash

Posted by   /  March 24, 2018  /  Featured News, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Daisuke Wakabayshi | The New York Times Uber’s robotic vehicle project was not living up to expectations months before a self-driving car operated by the company struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz. The cars were having trouble driving through construction zones and next to tall vehicles, like big rigs. And Uber’s human […]

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Court denies injunction to stop Pinal road tax collection

Posted by   /  March 24, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Featured News, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Jake Kincaid | PinalCentral Pinal County will be able to collect Proposition 417 taxes for new transportation projects starting in April, despite ongoing litigation. On Friday, Judge Christopher T. Whitten of Maricopa County Superior Court denied the plaintiff, Harold Vangilder, in litigation filed by the Goldwater Institute, an injunction that would prevent the collection of […]

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