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Some Downtown streets to close for Sun Link celebrations

City officials will close some streets and restrict traffic on others overnight Thursday and into Friday as festivities Downtown mark the opening of the Sun Link streetcar.... Read more»4

Report: Driving drops in Az as more ride public transportation

Public transit use rose across Arizona as the number of miles driven dwindled, according to a new report that called for shifting funds from “unnecessary” highway projects to mass transit. The report said bus and rail ridership grew across the state from 2005 to 2010, largely driven by increases in Phoenix and Tucson, while the number of miles driven has fallen.... Read more»

SeeClickFix

Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Sneak a peek at Sun Link streetcar

Politicians and longtime backers of the new Tucson streetcar system got a chance to ride Sun Link on Monday morning. The 3.9-mile, $197 million streetcar line will open to the public Friday, with free rides over the first weekend. (photos and video)... Read more»1

Analysis

Switching from a gas tax to a mileage-based user fee

The insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund threatens federal transportation programs. Implementing a mileage fee would provide robust funding for decades to come.... Read more»

First fallout approaches for Az’s Real ID refusal

Arizona lawmakers told the federal government in 2008 that the state would not cooperate in the Real ID Act, a post-9/11 law that aimed to make it harder for potential terrorists to get fake IDs. The first fallout from the decision could begin soon, with Arizonans not allowed into restricted federal facilities, and possibly not allowed to board airplanes beginning in 2016.... Read more»

Officials: Use caution on flooded Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County roads, closing one and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on 30 others. Here’s the list:... Read more»

Update: Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County road, closing two and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here’s the list:... Read more»

More killed by guns than vehicles in Az for 3rd straight year

There were more people killed by firearms than by motor vehicles in Arizona in 2011, the third year in a row, according to a new study. Gun deaths outpaced those from cars and trucks in 14 states that year, with Arizona in second place. Councilman Kozachik and gun-rights activist Charles Heller split on the issue.... Read more»

Update: Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County road, closing two and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here’s the list:... Read more»

Update: Monsoon storms flood some county roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County roads, closing three and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here’s the list from the county Department of Transportation:... Read more»

Aguirre pokes at Tucson streetcar with Facebook prank

A social media stunt is mocking the Sun Link streetcar project, and Tucsonans are falling for the joke. A page dubbed Community Link Integrated Transit of Tucson invites locals to “Ride the CLITT.” The man behind the satire is longtime Downtown arts activist David Aguirre.... Read more»1

Weather Service issues flood watch, blowing dust advisory

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch, and a blowing dust advisory in Pima County, including the Tucson metro area, Saturday afternoon.... Read more»

Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County road, closing two and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here’s the list:... Read more»

Oro Valley candidates debate police budget, economy

Oro Valley mayoral and Town Council candidates faced off Wednesday at the Oro Valley Public Library in a debate before the Aug. 26 primary. Candidates in the nonpartisan election addressed political discord in the town, the OV Police Department budget, and the local economy.... Read more»

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