The Arizona Department of Transportation is seeking nearly $40 million in federal highway dollars for two projects it says are critical to moving interstate goods.Read More »
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In her centennial-themed State of the State speech this year, Gov. Jan Brewer called for an interstate highway between the only two major cities in West not connected by such a route — Phoenix and Las Vegas.Read More »
A commemorative license plate emblazoned with an Arizona state flag-inspired graphic and the phrase “1912 Centennial 2012” across the bottom was released Oct. 31 by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).Read More »
A several-billion-dollar projected shortfall is stalling work on the transportation plan to build a system that keeps people and goods moving throughout Maricopa County during the next two decades.Read More »
Construction on the next multi-level freeway-to-freeway interchange in metro Phoenix is set to begin in November.Read More »
One of the most unexpectedly controversial issues from last session — the creation of a “Don’t Tread on Me” license plate meant to help Tea Party groups raise money — is off to a slow start since the governor signed the law.Read More »
Giving what they can: Even in tough times, state employees contribute to charities through annual campaign
Each fund-raising cycle begins in January, with several hundred state employees from various agencies volunteering to campaign in their respective workplaces. It’s a six-week pledge drive, plus special events that raise additional money and keep employees engaged throughout the year.Read More »
Arizona is a key point of distribution for much of the nation’s fresh fruit and vegetables, with produce moving through the Arizona Department of Transportation’s ports of entry before heading north into the United States.Read More »
If a cactus and sunset don’t suit a driver, Arizonans can now opt for one of the 49 specialty plates when they register their cars.
But some call the numerous specialty plates, including the ironic Tea Party plate and one for the embattled Phoenix Coyotes, a threat to public safety and private groups using the government to pad their bottom lines.
The journey to privatized toll roads and pay-to-drive lanes in Arizona is a lot more like driving on a winding, mountain road than a sleek, open highway – slow and cautious, with an eye toward the pitfalls ahead.Read More »